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

Map of Texas major roadways

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

The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University

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

Register Now For the 2015 TDS Summit

Teens in the Driver Seat Summit: May 17-19, 2015. Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio SeaWorld. TDS and State Farm logos.

Planning is underway for the 2015 Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) Summit on May 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas. Car crashes are the number one killer of youth in America. The TDS Summit will showcase student leaders in bringing awareness about this problem to their peers, families and communities. This year’s Summit will kick … Read More

Fitzpatrick, Briaud Receive Regents Awards

Texas A&M University System logo

Kay Fitzpatrick and Jean-Louis Briaud were each named recipients of The Texas A&M University System’s Regents Fellow Service Award during a ceremony Feb. 11. The Regents Fellow Service Award is reserved for those A&M System employees “who have provided exemplary professional service to society that has created large and lasting benefits to Texas and beyond.” Fitzpatrick, … Read More

TTI Requests Input Regarding Transportation Reinvestment Zones

Aerial view of El Paso.

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is requesting input from county and city officials regarding Transportation Reinvestment Zones (TRZ) (this does not include County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones).  The purpose of the study is to identify the advantages, disadvantages and lessons learned by local governments and other agencies that have considered or may be utilizing … Read More

TTI Recognized for Variable Speed Limit Pilot Project

Variable speed limit sign alongside a roadway.

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and its partners have been recognized by the Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas (ITS Texas) for implementing a variable speed limit (VSL) pilot program designed to ease congestion and save lives. The Outstanding Project Award was presented to TTI, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Southwest Research … Read More

Turnbull Honored with TRB’s Carey Award

Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation and Chair, TRB Executive Committee and TTI Executive Director Katie Turnbull.

Katie Turnbull, executive associate director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), was presented with the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) W. N. Carey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award on Jan 14, at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Turnbull was recognized for her outstanding service to TRB and transportation research. Since 1988, Turnbull has provided … Read More

Registration Now Open for the 2015 Traffic Safety Conference

Traffic Safety Conference June 8 – 10, 2015. Save the date. Omni Corpus Christi 900 N. Shoreline Blvd Corpus Christi, Tx.

Planning is underway for the 2015 Statewide Traffic Safety Conference in Corpus Christi June 8 – 10, 2015. No matter what your area of expertise may be or what specific approaches to solving traffic safety problems you take, we’re all working toward a common goal: significant and permanent reductions in the deaths and injuries on … Read More

Epps Receives ARTBA’s Steinberg Award at TRB


Jon Epps, executive associate director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) — with 45 years of combined experience as an educator, researcher, academic administrator and industry executive — was honored with the 2015 S. S. Steinberg Award during the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jan. 12. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) … Read More