Research Sponsors

TTI has a staff of over 650 transportation professionals, students, and support personnel from over 30 different countries, many of whom are recognized national and international leaders in their fields. TTI researchers often collaborate with transportation experts from different organizations across the state and country. This cooperative approach helps to ensure our sponsors receive the best solutions to their transportation problems. TTI conducts over 700 research projects each year with over 200 public and private sponsors.  Below is a representative list of TTI’s research sponsors:

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • American Public Transportation Association
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association
  • Asociación Argentina de Carreteras
  • Association of American Railroads
  • BNSF
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Beijing Transportation Research Center
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Cambridge Systematics
  • Capital Area Council of Governments
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • North Texas Tollway Authority
  • Port of Houston Authority
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Trinity Industries, Inc.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

What Our Sponsors Say

“I gain a lot of credibility when I use Texas [A&M] Transportation Institute research data in talking with our state and congressional leaders about our nation’s transportation system and its importance to the food supply chain. The work that TTI conducts in the areas of roadway and bridge wear and tear, traffic management, and freight movement is invaluable to our state and nation.”
Ken Allen
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics, H-E-B

“It is a fact, not an exaggeration, to assert that for decades TTI has had profound impacts on the development of our state and our nation. From the inception of the U.S. Interstate Highway System a half-century ago to the present day, the influence of its engineering graduates and its highway research projects have been of major importance in the continually evolving strategies that have made ours the finest, most extensive and safest road networks in the world. It is because of these contributions that TTI is universally accorded extraordinary respect by transportation professionals.”
Ray Barnhart
Former Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
Former Member, Texas Transportation Commission

TTI offers its transportation sponsors top-level technical, economic, and practical expertise that provides objective answers to the difficult questions facing policy makers.”
Rollin Bredenberg
Vice President, Service Design and Performance,
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad

TTI and the Instituto Municipal de Investigación y Planeacíon are collaborating to implement projects and strategies to benefit cross-border mobility in the Ciudad Juárez/El Paso region. These efforts are helping our community move commercial and passenger vehicle traffic more expeditiously, reduce pollution, make cross-border trade more efficient, and improve the flow of binational communication. These improvements will be reflected in the economy and well-being of both communities.”
Ma. Del Rosario Diaz-Arellano
General Director, Municipal Institute of Investigation and Planning, City of Juárez

“Texas A&M and the Texas [A&M] Transportation Institute have probably done more to advance the cause of transportation in the United States than any other single organization.”
Herb Kelleher
Co-founder, Past President and CEO, and Chairman of Southwest Airlines

“Six decades of results-oriented research conducted at the Texas [A&M] Transportation Institute have provided us with a safer and more efficient transportation system. Given the staggering transportation challenges
we face in the years ahead, it gives me great comfort to know that TTI is working every day to develop solutions that will improve mobility and preserve our transportation infrastructure.”
David M. Laney
Former Chairman, Texas Transportation
Commission, Former Chairman,
Amtrak Board of Directors

“I have such a great respect for the Texas [A&M] Transportation Institute. I think they are the finest research organization in the country for transportation.”
Hon. Robert C. Lanier
Former Mayor, Houston, Texas
Former Chair, Texas Transportation Commission
Former Chair, Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors

“As a district engineer in the department, the assistance that I was able to get from TTI through the cooperative research program was invaluable to me. I was able to make decisions that were based on sound research.”
Arnold Oliver
Former Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation