The North Front Range Transportation Research Internship Program (NFR-TRIP)

Transportation is a vital national need and one of the areas of increased employment opportunities. Fostering student interest in transportation and transportation related areas of study is vital to our nation's future work force, and these arenas are rapidly becoming a popular career choice for undergraduate engineering students. Many work opportunities are available in the area of transportation including computer planning based management, infrastructure design and construction, and consulting. Unfortunately, these opportunities are not always accessible to entry level job applicants without practical experience. Mountain Plains Consortium (MPC) at Colorado State University (CSU) is bridging the gap between employers and students with the Northern Front Range Transportation Research Internship Program (NFR-TRIP). Since its inception in July 1997, NFR-TRIP has placed approximately 50 students into working environments across the North Front Range region of Colorado. This report includes writings of five recent interns summarizing their NFR-TRIP experiences. These students received a variety of different training experiences while working on intriguing, and sometimes controversial, projects. Ryan Gray worked for the City of Loveland and focused mainly on stormwater. Ted Swan worked for Weld County mapping with GIS. Karol Midonski assisted the transportation planners in the City of Fort Collins. Nathanael Bokelman worked for Weld County Public Works on planning and development.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80523-1372

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Authors:
    • Gutkowski, Richard M
    • McLane, Vicky
    • Sednek, Kathryn
  • Publication Date: 2005-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01020791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 01-124-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2006 11:36AM