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

Motorcycle Survey Responses Requested

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The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Look Learn Live motorcycle safety program is conducting a survey on reasons why riders do and do not wear protective gear. If you have a moment, please take the survey which will ask you about your riding history and gear use. The purpose of the study is to develop recommendations for … Read More

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2015—Expect the Unexpected

2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week; March 23-27

Roadway work zones are hazardous both for motorists who navigate through lane changes and slowed speeds and for the dedicated workers whose office is often mere feet away from moving vehicles. Each year in April, National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. … Read More

U.S. DOT’s Texas Transportation by the Numbers Profile

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT’s) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released its State Transportation by the Numbers Profiles 2014 – two-page collections of transportation statistics for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Highlights from US DOT’s Texas Transportation by the Numbers two-pager point to several efforts recently completed … Read More

Former Transportation Secretary LaHood to Headline ConocoPhillips White House Lecture Series

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On March 25, Ray LaHood, former United States Secretary of Transportation, will be at the Bush School to give the 2015 ConocoPhillips White House Lecture. Known as a bipartisan leader and skilled conciliator, LaHood will speak on the challenges to governing in a highly partisan political environment. LaHood will also receive the Good Governance Award … Read More