TTI plays a key role in training and educating students. Over 50 TTI researchers hold joint academic positions at Texas A&M University. The academic faculty facilitate the educational mission of the Institute and help attract students into the transportation profession. Faculty relationships also provide a direct link to scientific expertise, technologies and equipment that provide a competitive edge for TTI’s research program.
The Institute maintains a close association its sister engineering agencies in The Texas A&M University System, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and the Texas Engineering Extension Service. TTI has academic relationships with the Texas A&M University Dwight Look College of Engineering, and its Zachry Department of Civil Engineering; the College of Architecture’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning; and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service Institute of Science Technology and Public Policy, as well as other academic units within the Texas A&M System and other collaborating universities.
One-third of TTI’s staff are students—about half are undergraduates and half are graduate students. Students employed at TTI could be studying any of these disciplines related to the field of transportation:
- Computer Science
- Construction Science
- Economics and Finance
- Engineering Technology
- Landscape Architecture
- Public Policy
- Transportation Policy
The Institute forms partnerships with other universities through regional divisions, which allow greater focus on region-specific transportation solutions. TTI has regional divisions established at the following universities: