Our research strategy emphasizes a bottom-up approach by building peer-to-peer relationships over many years with each sponsor’s professional staff, the front-line beneficiaries of our program’s work.
Equally important to this strategy is the focus on required procedures and processes. These are mandated by the air quality and transportation planning regulatory process. This focus ensures continuity and stability in sponsorship while addressing the critical needs of sponsoring organizations and the state of Texas.
Over the years, the Transportation Modeling Program has developed a reputation for excellence through its long-standing relationships with Texas’ major regulatory agencies, the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. We also frequently conduct research in the related areas of travel behavior, travel data collection methods, and forecasting.
Our analyses are integral to the formal regulatory process, and as a result, a substantial portion of our work becomes part of official technical reports published by the sponsoring agencies. Our work tends to be implemented directly and immediately, rather than presented and published in journals.
Our program is the recognized authority for the development of highly efficient processes and areas of application related to air quality regulatory requirements. Consistency of analytical standards, economies of scale, and unmatched, specialized expertise make TTI‘s Transportation Modeling Program the finest of its kind in the nation.