If you’re a regular reader of this column, you might have noticed a couple of recurrent themes over the past few years. First, I think the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is the best agency conducting transportation research in the world today. Admittedly, I’m a little biased in that opinion. But I can say, objectively, […]
Volume 49, Number 2
Old Modes, New Data: TTI’s Work in Bike and Pedestrian Research
Researchers have been perfecting methods for counting cars and trucks for the last half century. Comparatively speaking, there are very little biking and walking data.
Voice-to-Text Apps: Study Finds No Safety Benefits
New research findings suggest that voice-to-text applications offer no real safety advantage over manual texting.
TTI Investigates Intercity Passenger Rail
It’s a scene that plays out every day on America’s highways: vehicles stuck in traffic. Has the cost of congestion simply been accepted, or are there other efficient means, such as passenger rail, of getting from Point A to B?
TTI Studies Efficacy of Waterborne Freight for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
TTI’s Center for Ports and Waterways has conducted three studies for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of all the studies was to determine the viability of maintaining the country’s inland waterways.
Plane Spotting: Sensors Assist General Aviation Airports with Plane Traffic Counts
Many folks throughout Texas may be aware that an airport exists on the outskirts of their town, but don’t realize its importance. Yet the number of arriving planes and the capabilities of airports are crucial economic drivers.
Stretching Transit Dollars Farther: TTI Develops Guide for Optimizing Transit Agency Costs
The economy has recently shown signs of recovery, with some state budgets even boasting a surplus. Despite this good news, every sector of transportation must still do more with less.
TTI Advisory Council
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Advisory Council is comprised of a small group of high-level transportation professionals from across Texas and every sector of the transportation world. The council, which meets annually, offers a tremendous service to the Institute by advising on transportation issues and trends and supporting TTI’s research programs and initiatives. TTI […]
TTI Earns Recognition from Women’s Transportation Seminar TTI has been named Employer of the Year by the Heart of Texas Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). The organization also honored Cinde Weatherby as its Woman of the Year. Weatherby directs TTI’s Strategic Transportation Solutions Center. The chapter presents its Employer of the Year award […]
Research Videos Access the research topics listed below via the URLs shown. Simulating Crash Tests at TTI’s Proving Grounds: https://vimeo.com/68303730 TTI Research on the U.S.-Mexico Border: https://vimeo.com/66665274 TTI’s San Antonio Office: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNulwGw2lHI TTI’s Visibility Research Laboratory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-XHnnTxlyc Voice-to-Text Study: https://vimeo.com/64641918 Technical Reports Bioretention for Highway Stormwater Quality Improvement in Texas: Final Report, by Ming-Han Li, […]
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