TTI Field Trip Introduces Students to Engineering Careers

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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

Kyle Field Gameday Experience Earns State Award

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Texas A&M University Transportation Services and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute recently received the “Award of Excellence” for Parking Program of the Year from the Texas Parking and Transportation Association for their work on the “Texas A&M University Gameday Experience 2014.” With the renovation and expansion of the Kyle Field stadium, and subsequent increase in … Read More

2015 Traffic Safety Conference Program Announced

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The program for the 2015 Traffic Safety Conference is now available. The conference is June 8-10 at the Omni Hotel–Corpus Christi. View the conference program. Also, early registration for the conference has been extended through May 13. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear about  effective strategies during the breakout sessions, visit with up and coming … Read More

Record Setting Year for Texas Aviation Conference

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Aviation professionals, supporters, exhibitors and enthusiasts converged at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Marcos, TX, on April 15-17 for the 33rd Texas Aviation Conference. This year’s conference, which was sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Aviation Division, set an all-time attendance record with 566 registered guests. “Many people may not realize how … Read More

U in the Driver Seat Holds Symposium at UT-Arlington

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The U in the Driver Seat® (UDS) program is holding its Peer-to-Peer Impaired Driving Prevention Symposium at The University of Texas at Arlington April 24-25, and it couldn’t be better timed. Statewide statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) indicate that crash-related deaths involving drivers 18-24 years old driving under the influence of drugs … Read More

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month – allowing traffic safety advocates the opportunity to shine a light on the issue. Distracted driving has become a hot topic of conversation, debate and policy making these days. Cell phones are a major target, but distractions are anything that takes your mind and attention away from your … Read More

New Study Examines Alternative Fuel Vehicles’ Potential Impact on State Transportation System

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Alternative Fuel Technology adoption could affect long-term state fuel tax revenues with Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) accounting for 13 percent of the domestic passenger fleet and 11 percent of the commercial fleet by 2040, according to a new study from TTI’s Transportation Policy Research Center. Associate Research Scientist Trey Baker and his team conducted an … Read More