The TransLink® Research Program is a national, multi-modal, multi-agency public-private program of research, development, and professional education. It is designed to advance surface transportation system management to help bring about the effective and efficient movement of people and goods in an environmentally sensitive manner.
TransLink® performs research in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems, or ITS. By improving and linking together the various facets of the surface transportation system, the overall efficiency can be increased, which produces system-wide benefits.
The TransLink® Research Program is located within the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, an internationally recognized leader in transportation research and a member of the Texas A&M University System.
The researchers in the TransLink® Laboratory have experience in the following areas of research:
- transportation management
- traffic operations,
- traffic signal systems,
- freeway management,
- operational effects of geometric design,
- motorist information systems,
- performance measures,
- ATMS integration,
- automatic vehicle location,
- ITS communications,
- information technology,
- ITS data management,
- utility corridors, and
- transit priority.
The TransLink® Research Program maintains cooperative relationships with the following sponsors:
- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris Country (METRO),
- Rockwell International,
- Texas Department of Transportation, and
- U.S. Department of Transportation.
Set in approximately 3,000 square feet of space in TTI‘s Gibb Gilchrist Building at the Texas A&M University Research Park, the center supports TTI‘s ongoing research program into ITS and operations. With an installed base of roadside equipment, computers, and communications infrastructure, the laboratory is able to support the design, development, testing, implementation, and long-term operations needs of virtually any project. The TransLink® Research Program has dedicated space to address the functions of the Roadside Equipment Laboratory, as bench testing and field deployments continue to support the wide range of ITS research undertaken by TransLink® researchers.
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