Most Texans Support More Funding for Transportation, New Poll Shows

Aerial of highway traffic congestion

Traffic congestion in Texas continues to worsen each year, but that’s not changing how the vast majority of Texans feel about their cars and trucks.  This and a variety of other insights come from the first Texas Transportation Poll, which was conducted by the Transportation Policy Research Center of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The … Read More

Fitzpatrick Receives Marsh Award for Distinguished Service

2014 International President -W. Hibbett Neel, Jr. presents the Burton W. Marsh Distinguished Service Award to TTI Senior Research Engineer Kay Fitzpatrick.

After more than 30 years of having her as a member—including serving on various committees—the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) honored Senior Research Engineer Kay Fitzpatrick of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute with the Burton W. Marsh Distinguished Service Award during its Annual Meeting and Exhibit in August. Named after Marsh, a founder and past … Read More

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

map of texas with locations of congested corridors highlighted

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

Screen shot of iPhones displaying Destination Aggieland app

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