Video Summary Reports Video summary reports are available on the Texas Department of Transportation’s Research and Technology Implementation Office’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/bestpracticesvsrs/. Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFADs), 0-6407. Bioretention Techniques for Storm Water Quality, 0-5949. Development of Very Thin Overlay Systems, 0-5598. Evaluation of Modern Traffic Control Devices to Improve Safety at Rural Intersections, […]
Volume 48, Number 1
A&M System Chancellor Visits TTI
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp visited TTI Jan. 12, telling Institute officials, “TTI is the shining star of the A&M System, so you don’t have to win me over; you just have to educate me.” Sharp, who became the 14th chancellor of the A&M System on Aug. 15, spent the afternoon learning firsthand […]
Center for Railway Research Established at TTI With a focus on improving railway safety and enhancing the performance of the nation’s rail system, the Texas A&M Board of Regents has approved establishing the Center for Railway Research (CRR) as a part of TTI. “Having this center is a very positive step in our plans to […]
High Crash Rates Among Hispanics and Military Prompt Study
TTI’s Center for Transportation Safety is beginning to examine the reasons why two distinct population groups — Hispanics and U.S. military personnel — are experiencing above-average crash rates.
Looking into the Retroreflective Glass
As the paint–glass bead mixture used in roadway markings for light retroreflection is applied to the road, degrades over time, and is reapplied, what effect does it have on the people handling it and on our environment?
Fighting Congestion with Technology: The New Frontier
A technological revolution is underway that has transportation leaders, government officials and even attorneys abuzz with questions and hope about what it could mean in solving a growing and costly concern — congestion.
Freight Shuttle System Promises the Next Historic Milestone in Freight Movement
Picture a system in which transporters powered by electric motors carry trailers from trucks and containers from ships on an elevated track above existing highway right-of-way, safely separated from passenger traffic.
A Blueprint for Sustainability
Sustainability — a popular, emerging concept — has become a key consideration in the delivery and operation of transportation infrastructure, and at all levels of government.
Energy Developments and Our Roadways: Impacts and Strategies
In recent years, there has been a boom of energy-related activities in Texas, but many short- and long-term impacts on the state’s right-of-way and infrastructure are not properly documented.
Looking Out for Pedestrians
Two recent research studies on pedestrian crossings have aimed at making crosswalks safer and more efficient. Both studies are influencing national standards and making conditions better for pedestrians.
Alcohol Studies Center Transfers to TTI
Alcohol related statistics are staggering and have led Maury Dennis, with the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies, to dedicate his career to educating the public about problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse.
TTI at TRB
The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) was well represented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C., as dozens of employees presented papers and others were given awards for their work. The meeting was held Jan. 22–26. A team of TTI researchers — Kay Fitzpatrick, Susan T. Chrysler, Vichika Iragavarapu […]
Making the Most of a Fixer-Upper
Transportation and Sustainability in the 21st Century Nothing lasts forever. For researchers in transportation, that particular cliché presents a challenge. If nothing lasts forever, how can we build a better, more efficient, longer-lasting network? Bang for the buck. More from less. As stakeholders in transportation, you no doubt know these phrases by heart. The key […]
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