Spiegelman Named AAAS Fellow

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Elected by his peers, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Senior Research Scientist Cliff Spiegelman has been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It’s an honor reserved for AAAS members to highlight their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership. The association began the tradition of selecting AAAS Fellows in … Read More

TTI, TxDOT Team Up to Test Connected Vehicle Technology

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Connected vehicles are coming. The transportation industry is already working on standards and prototypes. And part of developing those is testing both to ensure the future of transportation is as safe, efficient and reliable as possible. A portion of I-35 could soon become a national test bed for connected vehicle research, thanks in part to … Read More

TTI/TAMUS Members Schedule of Presentations at TRB

January 2015: Texas A&M Transportation Institute @ TRB

TTI and Texas A&M University Zachry Department of Civil Engineering researchers were selected to present papers at the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting this month on multiple topics, ranging from infrastructure and safety, to economics and the environment. The PDF below contains a schedule of presentations at the upcoming TRB meetings. Schedule of TTI/TAMUS … Read More

Latest Issue of Safetynet Now Available

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The newest issue of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety’s newsletter is available. View the newsletter.Sign up to receive Safetynet via email. In this issue: New TxDOT traffic safety projects Safety Center researchers look at improving low-bridge warning signs Circuit of the Americas, TxDOT partners for motor safety Researchers, medical professionals seek better … Read More

Kyle Field Transportation Plan Successful: Now Looking Toward Stadium Completion

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While football fans visiting the new expanded Kyle Field in fall 2015 will experience some traffic congestion, it is not expected to be any heavier than with the old 83,000-seat stadium because of the success of the Kyle Field Transportation Plan commissioned by John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System.  This past season, … Read More

TTI Plays Key Role in Creating New Safety Standard to Prevent Storefront Crashes

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With 500 people reportedly killed each year by vehicles crashing into retail stores, sidewalk cafes, hair salons and other businesses, low speed barrier crashes have been called “one of the largest unaddressed safety issues in the country.” (Video here.) Until now, there has been no objective way to evaluate the effectiveness of the vertical pipes, … Read More

TTI Offices Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4

TTI offices are closed Dec. 24-Jan.4. Have a safe and happy holiday!

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute will be on holiday break from Dec. 24- Jan. 4. TTI’s offices will resume normal office hours on Jan. 5. We wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season!

Thanksgiving Day Travel: Get Informed, Plan Your Route, Relieve Some Stress

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As you’re planning your holiday travel this Thanksgiving, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) wants to make sure you’re aware of resources that can help get you where you’re going on time, safer, and a little less stressed out. The first thing to know is that mainlane closures will end Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7 … Read More

Crawford Elected to ITE Texas District Director

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Texas A&M Transportation Institute Associate Research Engineer Jason Crawford was recently elected to serve as the Texas District director to the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s (ITE) International Board of Direction. The term is from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2017. Crawford, who has been an ITE member since 1989, will be working with the … Read More