International Conference Highlights Women’s Issues in Transportation

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The discussion of women’s issues in transportation has come a long way since the first conference on the subject in 1978. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Women’s Issues in Transportation Committee has been at the forefront, identifying and advancing needed research, facilitating ongoing communication and coordination on key topics, and partnering with other organizations to move research results into practice and to share experiences. … Read More

Carlson Attends FHWA Visibility Workshop

TTI Senior Research Engineer Paul Carlson presenting at a visibility workshop.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Senior Research Engineer Paul Carlson recently attended a workshop in McLean, VA, that focused on roadway visibility. The workshop, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), was titled “Breakthroughs in Vision and Visibility for Highway Safety” and was held August 13–14. According to Carlson, the workshop was a good opportunity … Read More

Latest Center for Transportation Safety Newsletter Now Available

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The newest issue of the Center for Transportation Safety’s newsletter is available. View Safetynet | 2014, Vol. 1 Issue 2. Sign up to receive Safetynet via email. In this issue: Traffic Safety Conference focuses on teamwork, breaks attendance record Teens in the Driver Seat Summit furthers program’s momentum CTS, AAA Foundation work to improve child safety … Read More

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