UT/Texas Tribune poll findings mirror those from TTI survey

Results from a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll mirror the findings from a Fall 2014 survey by the Transportation Policy Research Center at the Texas Transportation Institute. Three-fourths of the respondents to the UT/Texas Tribune Poll said traffic congestion is a serious problem, and the same percentage in TTI’s Texas Transportation Poll said they […] Read More…

Researchers examine potential use of variable speed limits in Texas

With help from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), state officials in Texas are exploring the use of variable speed limits (VSLs), an effort that could lead to more efficient highway operations and a decrease in collisions. Based on legislation passed in 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation began the VSL study, using signs that […] Read More…

Using stacked data layers to provide the best ‘bang for the buck’

With limited funding and an increased emphasis on fiscal accountability and information transparency, transportation improvements are being analyzed to show that they provide the best ‘bang for the buck’.  The Texas Legislature, in fact, called for such an approach in approving the state budget in 2011, requiring that highway projects have the greatest possible impact […] Read More…

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