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. Development of Very Thin Overlay Systems, 0-5598. Evaluation of Modern Traffic Control Devices to Improve Safety at Rural Intersections, 0-6462. […]
Volume 48, Number 3
Safer Roads, More Work Highlighted at Traffic Safety Conference As part of the theme of improving safety on highways in Texas and across the nation, the leader of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the retiring state legislator known as “Senator Safety” were featured speakers for TTI’s fourth annual Traffic Safety Conference June […]
Providing Positive Protection for Work Zones
TTI conducted a project to develop more comprehensive guidelines for the Texas Department of Transportation’s use in assessing the need for positive protection in work zones.
Today’s Forecast: More Rain — TTI Hydraulics, Sedimentation and Erosion Control Laboratory Expands
New facilities for the TTI HSECL should be up and running by the spring of 2013.
Broader Shoulders Support Safer Roadways
Texas highways are safer now thanks to scores of projects completed in the last few years to add shoulders and width on more than 1,000 miles of rural, two-lane highways, according to an analysis by TTI.
Clear Approach: TTI Supports TxDOT’s Aviation Division
TTI supports the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division with various airport issues such as technical analysis, planning and outreach.
Safety Experts Focus on Motorcycle Fatalities
An entire session of the annual Traffic Safety Conference was dedicated to motorcycle safety this year in addition to related remarks made during the conference’s opening session.
The I-35 Expansion Project
The Texas Department of Transportation created MY 35, a citizen-driven effort to expand a 96-mile stretch from Hillsboro to Salado of I-35, and engaged TTI to provide independent technical support for the effort.
New Approaches to Traditional Research: Collecting and Analyzing Travel Data for TxDOT
Three programs at TTI work together to provide the Texas Department of Transportation with relevant and accurate data so it can make fully informed decisions on transportation priorities in Texas.
Testing Is Key to Roadside Safety
For the last four decades, TTI and TxDOT have ensured that wet-weather travel on the state’s 80,000 miles of roadways is safe — thanks to evaluating highly sophisticated and seldom-seen pieces of machinery.
Thin Is In: Thin Asphalt Overlay Helps Stretch Budgets Further
TTI researchers have spent years refining thin asphalt overlay mixes that bridge the gap between high traffic loads and limited maintenance budgets.
Partnering for Texas
Better, Stronger, Together: TTI and the Texas Department of Transportation by Dennis Christiansen Agency Director Shortly after it was formed in 1917, the Texas Highway Department came to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas looking for answers. Can we make this road last longer? Can we save taxpayer dollars and still do a better […]
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