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

Lomax Outlines Lower Cost Strategies to Address Congestion on Busy Houston Highway

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Efforts are underway to improve traffic conditions on US 59 / IH 69 in Houston, rated as one of the state’s most congested roadways. In the newest episode of Mobility NOW,  Tim Lomax, a TTI Senior Research Engineer, explains how lower cost strategies can address gridlock problems on that busy highway stretch and others like … Read More

TTI Researchers Identify Research Needs Resulting from Energy Boom

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With all the positive impacts associated with Texas’ most recent oil boom, there are numerous challenges faced by communities and motorists. Researchers with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) are identifying those challenges in hopes of initiating research projects that will lead to solutions. A series of free workshops will take place this month in … Read More

Visiting Scholar from Denmark to Present on Sustainable Transport Planning

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Marie Ridley Pryn, a Ph.D. student and visiting scholar from Technical University of Denmark, will present on “The Challenges of Sustainable Transport Planning: Denmark Case Study” on Friday, April 3, from 10:00–11:00 a.m. in room 102 of the Gibb Gilchrist Building. Pryn is visiting the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) from March 2 to April … Read More

TTI to Assist DART in Electric Bus Project

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The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) was recently awarded a $7.6 million grant for the purchase of seven all-electric Proterra buses and the infrastructure to charge and maintain them. The Texas A&M Transportation (TTI) is part of the project team and assisted DART with the grant proposal. “One of the unique aspects about this project … Read More

Turnbull Article Featured in TR News

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Texas A&M Transportation Institute Executive Associate Director and past Chair of the TRB Technical Activities Council Katie Turnbull wrote an article that was published in the February 2015 issue of TR News. The story, titled “Expanding Partnerships and Collaboration: TRB, National Parks, and Federal Lands,” is about the the Standing Committee on Transportation Needs of National … Read More

TTI Receives AAPT’s W.J. Emmons Award

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Members of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Flexible Pavements Division were honored with a best paper award by the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) during its Annual Meeting in March. Research Engineer Fujie Zhou, Associate Research Engineer Sheng Hu, and Senior Research Engineer Tom Scullion received AAPT’s W.J. Emmons Award for their paper, … Read More