To identify and solve transportation problems through research, to transfer technology and knowledge, and to develop diverse human resources to meet the transportation challenges of tomorrow.
A successful 21st century transportation system must be different from the past. At TTI, we are focusing our attention on research development and entrepreneurship. We are working to leverage the present transportation infrastructure more effectively and operate existing transportation facilities in the optimal manner. We are seeking to manage the demand on the system by studying usage patterns and identifying choices, such as additional transit availability and bicycling and pedestrian options, as well as behavioral changes, such as telecommuting, flexible work options, and other trip reduction strategies. Freight transportation and intermodal connections are high priorities, and TTI is coordinating efforts among transportation modes. Our experts are focusing on how to connect our roadway infrastructure to fast-developing automated and connected vehicle technologies, and the policy implications of these new technologies. The results of our efforts will be a comprehensive, systematic approach to providing a productive, scalable 21st century transportation system for generations to come.