Technical Reports Development of Precast Bridge Deck Overhang System: Technical Report, by David Trejo, 0-6100-3, August 9, 2011. Field Evaluation of Asphalt Mixture Skid Resistance and Its Relationship to Aggregate Characteristics, by Eyad Masad, 0-5627-3, September 14, 2011. Framework for a Comprehensive Bridge Management and Information System, by Cesar Quiroga, 0-6389-1, November 11, 2011. It’s […]
Volume 47, Number 4
Awards and More
TTI and PAHO to Collaborate on Roadway Safety Research The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), a regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO), and TTI have partnered to collaborate on roadway safety research. TTI’s discussions with PAHO first began in 2007, when the organization expressed an interest in the Teens in the Driver Seat […]
Saving Lives, Time and Resources
Many roadway segments on Texas highways have exceeded their design lives and are in need of rehabilitation. To assist in this critical task, TxDOT contracted with TTI to initiate a groundbreaking corridor analysis project.
Prototype Design for a Predictive Model to Improve Evacuation Operations
This summer, many Texans may root for storms in the Gulf of Mexico to find their way to Texas. While area government officials would no doubt welcome the rainfall, past experiences have taught them to be prepared.
Our Changing Rural Areas
The United States continues to face population increases and changing demographics. This trend is particularly true in Texas.
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.
Even though it’s not cited along with monthly job statistics, traffic congestion is a sign of economic prosperity — and it’s also a vivid reminder of how it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
TTI’s Visibility Research Laboratory Puts Safety in the Spotlight Worldwide
When you’re driving, you have to see to be safe. From speed limits to where the roadway curves, traffic signs and pavement markings communicate critical information to help drivers get safely where they’re going.
Video Summary Reports Catch On
You might not expect to find many folks on YouTube interested in “automated flagger assistance devices” or “development of very thin overlay systems.” But that’s not the case.
Transportation Short Course Highlights Change
With a new executive director, chancellor, chairman and commissioner sharing the same stage, change was the dominant feature of the 85th Annual Transportation Short Course’s opening session. Short Course was held at the Brazos County Expo Complex Oct. 11-12. Hosted by the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT’s) yearly gathering began […]
Progress Isn’t Always Pretty
On the cover of this issue of the Texas Transportation Researcher, you see two very different photographs of the same stretch of road. Taken in 1957, the first shows U.S. Highway 81 as it was known then, leading north into Austin. The cars, what few of them are on the road, are made of steel […]
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