The world is changing. Used to be, national borders had one purpose: to act as a line a nation didn’t dare cross unless that nation wanted a war. Today — with the Internet cross-pollinating cultures between countries at the speed of light and a global economy dependent on streamlined international trade — national borders are […]
Volume 49, Number 1
Using RFID Readers to Measure Wait Times at the U.S.-Mexico Border
For years, the movement of freight along the U.S.-Mexico border has been a long, slow process. As a first step in making improvements, actual wait times are being measured by radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers.
Safety-Belt Use at All-Time High in Texas
Ninety-four percent of Texas drivers and their front-seat passengers are buckled up. It’s the largest compliance percentage since researchers with TTI began tracking compliance in 1992.
Increasing Capacity, Reducing Wait Times: TTI Helps Design ITS-Based California Port of Entry
The proposed new port of entry, Otay Mesa East, will be a state-of-the-art tolled crossing facility.
TTI on the Border
Research findings from TTI’s CIITR staff often provide the foundation upon which stakeholders build new opportunities for improving and expanding international trade and tourism.
As Traffic Jams Worsen, Commuters Allow Extra Time for Urgent Trips
As traffic congestion continues to worsen, trip times become more unpredictable. Researchers now have a way to measure that degree of unreliability.
Computer Simulations Explore “What If” Disaster Scenarios
Advances in computer modeling now make a proactive plan more possible, potentially giving planners the head start they need to minimize the public-safety and economic consequences of a disaster.
Ullman Receives Regents Fellow Designation The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents bestowed its prestigious Regents Fellow Service Award on Gerald Ullman, TTI senior research engineer and manager of the Work Zone and Dynamic Message Sign Program. Presented Jan. 30, 2013, the award recognizes employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or […]
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/. Develop Practical Field Guidelines for the Compaction of HMA or WMA, 0-6992. Developing a Testing Device for Total Pavements Acceptance, 0-6005. Development of Very Thin Overlay Systems, 0-5598. Evaluation of Modern Traffic […]
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