Traffic congestion problems in Texas are nothing new. What is new is the approach being taken by state leaders in their efforts to address them.
Is there a hidden cost to better fuel economy? Are there alternative approaches for paying for road construction and maintenance? What does congestion cost the typical Texas household? Are there other ways to move freight across the border? The depth and breadth of Texas Transportation Institute’s expertise in all facets of transportation are valuable assets [...]
Perhaps the single greatest challenge to transportation today is funding — funding to build, funding to operate, funding to maintain. Budgets are shrinking, but the driving population isn’t. One way to address these competing challenges is through innovation. Research and economic projections tell us that our future transportation needs far exceed our current funding levels. [...]
U.S. Representative James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, outlined his vision of the future of transportation when he met with leaders of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) during a recent visit to College Station. It was Representative Oberstar’s first visit to TTI but not his first experience with the [...]