Executive Associate DirectorTransportation Operations Group
Executive Associate Director
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
12700 Park Central, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75251
(972) 994-2207 x13107
- Ph.D., Management Science, University of Texas at Dallas, 1981
- M.S., Statistics, Southern Methodist University, 1975
- B.S., Systems Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 1973
Dr. Seymour is an Associate Director at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He is head of the Transportation Operations Group that includes offices in College Station, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The programs affiliated with the Transportation Operations Group include: intelligent transportation systems (ITS), traffic sensor technology, traffic management, traffic signal operations, work zone safety, traffic safety, traffic signs and markings, geometric design, railroad-highway grade crossings, professional development, and implementation offices located in urban areas. These programs represent approximately one-third of the TTI research program base with $12 million in authorized funding and approximately 140 employees.
Dr. Seymour's research focuses on ITS architecture and standards and on transportation systems operations and management. He is also involved with technology transfer activities that are affiliated with several organizations. Since 1996 Dr. Seymour has served as chairperson of the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocols (NTCIP) Committee jointly sponsored by the standards development organizations of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). In addition he has served in leadership roles with several professional societies and national transportation related initiatives.
Prior to joining TTI Dr. Seymour worked for the City of Dallas, Texas where for 10 years he was an Assistant Director with responsibility for freeway operations; traffic signal operations; regulation of taxis, limousines and shuttles; regulation of commercial passenger vehicle ground transportation at DFW Airport; and adjudication of parking tickets.