Annual Study Ranks Traffic on Nearly 1,800 Road Segments

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Traffic congestion is relative. What constitutes “bad” depends on where you live. And for the first time, the state’s annual ranking of its most gridlocked roadways will give Texans in smaller cities a look at problem roadways in their own areas, regardless of how they compare to big-city bottlenecks. What originally began as the list … Read More

Labor Day 2014 – Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.

Going Out Tonight? So Are We. Think twice before you drink and drive.

Before the Labor Day holiday weekend starts, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Texas A&M Transportation Institute remind motorists: drinking and driving can bring a tragic end to your holiday. Alcohol-related crashes are a serious problem in Texas. The state has a DUI-alcohol crash every 20 minutes and 37 seconds. Labor Day weekend is … Read More

Download Before You Go: Destination Aggieland App

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Visitors to Kyle Field this fall will be part of the largest gameday crowds in Texas. A new app that includes information about traffic and parking will make the overall game weekend experience a memorable one as well (for good reasons)! The free Destination Aggieland app is part of the Kyle Field Transportation Plan commissioned … Read More

Zachry Department of Civil Engineering to Hold 22nd Spencer J. Buchanan Lecture

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Texas A&M University, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering will hold its Twenty-second Buchanan Lecture on the 7 of November 2014 at the College Station Hilton at 2:00 p.m. in the Brazos Amphitheater.  The 2014 Buchanan Lecturer is Dr. Craig H. Benson, who is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin and Chair of the … Read More

TTI Research Engineer ‘Young Professional of the Year’

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Charlie Stevens, a research engineer with the TTI’s Center on Tolling Research, was honored as the 2014 State of Texas Young Engineer of the Year. Stevens received the award during the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) State Conference in San Antonio June 26. TSPE established the award in 1970, and it’s given annually to … Read More

Texas A&M System Engineers Collaborate at National Innovation Summit

Texas A&M Engineering booth at National Innovation Summit.

Engineering professionals throughout the Texas A&M University (TAMU) System met in Washington, D.C., at the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase, June 16–18. The National Innovation Summit is the world’s largest showcase of industry-vetted new technologies that are ready for commercialization; the summit is in support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation … Read More

TTI Hosts Summer Transportation Institute

Students from the Summer Transportation Institute tour the Emissions Research Facility at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Twenty high school students who have shown interest in science and engineering spent an entire day at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), June 25, as part of the Prairie View A&M Summer Transportation Institute (STI), which is in its 15th year. The 11th and 12th grade students were among 45 applicants who were selected … Read More

Goodin Appointed to Federal ITS Advisory Committee

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Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Senior Research Engineer Ginger Goodin was recently appointed to the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee (ITS PAC). Goodin was invited to join the committee by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The role of the ITS PAC is to act in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of … Read More

2014 Global Level Crossing Safety Symposium Set For August 3-8

Freight train crossing a roadway with crossarms in foreground.

The Global Level Crossing and Trespass Symposium is a biennial event that brings together engineering, safety and security professionals from highway, rail, law enforcement and regulatory authorities around the world. The symposium provides an opportunity to exchange information and share best practices to improve the safety of the at‐grade interface between highway and rail systems. … Read More