Associate Transportation ResearcherPlanning and Engagement Program
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
505 East Huntland Drive, Room 45519
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 407-1168 x12168
- M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, Texas A&M University, 2013
- B.E., Land Resource Management, China University of Mining & Technology, 2011
Ms. Dai graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2013, with an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning. Her research is in the areas of traffic crash analysis and bicycle and pedestrian safety.
While in school, she assisted TTI's Mobility Management Program on several safety-related projects for TxDOT, the Capital Area MPO, and the City of Austin. Her major work included the identification of crash patterns by analyzing the geographic, demographic, and physical features of traffic crash data in the Austin metropolitan region. She has also conducted hotspot analysis to identify prioritzed locations for addressing bike and pedestrian safety, as well as literature reviews regarding traffic management and bike and pedestrian planning. As a full-time employee, she is continuing her research into the areas of traffic crash analysis and bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Prior to her employment with TTI, Ms. Dai also collaborated in the Texas A&M University bike share feasibility study, which involved modeling trip generation and distribution, analyzing the current level of service, and conducting suitability analysis for the bike-station locations.