TTI Supports College Station Effort in Managing Growing Traffic Demand

College Station City Manager Kelly Templin and TTI Research Engineer Tim Lomax at the June 26 press conference.

In a continuing and growing partnership designed to ease worsening traffic conditions as a result of “amazing and remarkable growth,” representatives from the City of College Station, The Texas A&M University System and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) detailed the city’s new traffic management plan — funded in part by a large donation from … Read More

Traffic Safety Conference Ignites Passions, Examines New Ways to Save Lives

John Barton at the 2015 Traffic Safety Conference

During the 2015 Traffic Safety Conference, the Texas Division Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration revealed that his passion for pedestrian safety stems from the death of his sister in 1990. Al Alonzi was a speaker during the opening session of the 7th annual conference, sponsored and hosted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) … Read More

Texas Legislative Update Given at 2015 Traffic Safety Conference

Senator Juan Hinojosa

On June 10, 2015, an attentive audience at the Texas Traffic Safety Conference listened as State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa shared his personal insights on the recently concluded 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa covered a number of topics in the traffic safety arena including texting and other distracting practices while driving, licenses … Read More

Cool (and Hot) Cutting: TTI Environmental Chamber Used for R&D Testing

The Trumpf TruLaser cutter inside TTI's environmental emissions laboratory.

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI) Environmental Emissions Research Facility (EERF) recently tested a unique (and large format) piece of equipment that uses a laser to cut sheet metal for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and job shops alike. The machine, manufactured by Trumpf Inc., traveled from Connecticut via a flat-bed trailer and was positioned in … Read More

TTI Employees Recognized for Patents

The Freight Shuttle System.

A fifth U.S. patent has been granted related to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) developed Freight Shuttle System, a low-cost and low-emission alternative to moving freight. Patent #8,622,352, a Guideway Switching Mechanism, was granted for a new design switch to be used in the Freight Shuttle, which is currently in the prototype stage. Inventor … Read More

Follow Along During the Traffic Safety Conference

Twitter logo: Follow us at the Traffic Safety Conference #2015TSC

The 2015 Traffic Safety Conference kicks off Monday, June 8. We’ll be posting on our social media channels throughout the conference. Follow along using the hashtag #2015TSC. Online registrations have closed, but walk-up registrations will still be accepted at the conference. Visit our conference website for more details and to find the conference program. Don’t miss the opportunity … Read More

TTI Plays Role in Upcoming ITS America Annual Meeting

25th Annual Meeting & Expo: Intelligent Transportation Systems | Pittsburgh 2015

Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers will join 2,000 colleagues in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, beginning May 31 for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Annual Meeting. Entitled Bridges to Innovation, the four-day 25th Annual Meeting and Expo is designed for researchers and engineers, business leaders, policy makers, elected officials and public sector participants to … Read More

TTI Field Trip Introduces Students to Engineering Careers

Oakwood Intermediate School students at TTI.

About 40 sixth graders from College Station’s Oakwood Intermediate School were introduced to the world of transportation engineering at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) May 8, as part of the College Station Independent School District’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. AVID prepares children (who may not be thinking about higher education) for college, … Read More

Road User Charges For Transportation Funding: Right for Texas?

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Tune in as Trey Baker, Associate Research Scientist at TTI’s Transportation Policy Research Center, will be interviewed tomorrow morning, Thursday May 21st, at 7:15 a.m. on news radio station 740 KTRH regarding Oregon’s Road Usage Charge (RUC) Program and whether RUCs could work for Texas. TTI researchers are working to find solutions to Texas’ long-term … Read More

Teens in the Driver Seat® Expands to 35 States Thanks to State Farm® Grants

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The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and State Farm today announced that expanded funding from the nation’s largest insurance company has helped to introduce the successful Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) program in more than 100 new schools, resulting in the program now being active in 35 states. Officials say that the $470,000 in … Read More