TTI researchers are known for their credibility, technical expertise and reputation for objectivity. With expertise in areas such as engineering, planning, economics, policy, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, computer science and the social sciences, they are an important resource to local, state and federal policy makers — helping them make informed policy decisions and solve transportation challenges.
Experts at TTI frequently respond to inquiries from policy makers and testify before legislative and congressional committees. To view and hear recent testimony on topics ranging from transportation funding to vehicle mileage fees, see the Expert Testimony page of the Strategic Transportation Solutions Center website.
Two recent examples of TTI research projects that are making an impact in the policy arena are:
- Urban Mobility Report – Each year, TTI prepares the definitive national study documenting congestion costs and trends in 439 U.S. urban areas. The study, which has been reported on annually by as many as 700 media outlets across the country, provides invaluable information for transportation policy decision makers.
- The Texas 2030 Committee 2011 Report, It’s About Time: Investing in Transportation to Keep Texas Economically Competitive – TTI provided technical expertise for this updated analysis of the current state of the Texas transportation system. The report determined the household costs of under-investing in the system and identified potential revenue options to fund transportation improvements. The Committee released its first report on Texas transportation needs in 2009. The updated report examines pavement and bridge conditions, urban congestion, and rural connectivity between cities and towns for 2015, 2019 and 2035.
For More Information
State IssuesCathy Reiley
Associate Director, Transportation Policy Research Center
Federal IssuesMelissa Tooley
Director of External Initiatives