Center established by the USDOT
Through a competitve procurement, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Office of Transportation Policy, selected the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to lead the Transportation Economics Center (TEC).
Training/Education: one of TTI’s most important missions
One of TTI’s most important missions is to support the training and education of undergraduate and graduate students in the transportation field. In addition to participation by TTI researchers, the TEC includes:
- faculty involvement from the Department of Agricultural Economics in the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and
- faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M.
Other academic and research entities will also be involved with the Center. In addition, the TEC will provide support and valuable practical experience to students working on transportation research projects in the area of transportation economics.
The Economic Census: Uses for the Transportation Community Workshop
On July 17, 2012, “The Economic Census: Uses for the Transportation Community” workshop was held in Washington, D.C. The workshop was organized by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Transportation Economics Center.