Transportation research is a multi-disciplinary, national effort to identify and solve the challenges we face in planning, building and maintaining the thousands of miles of roadway in this country.
Fatal rear-end collisions nationally in 2012 — 1,933 with 120 of those occurring in highway work zones.
In 2012, a record 5.1 million trucks crossed the border. Trucks carry 80% of goods between countries.
Texas faces a $170 billion gap between projected public revenues and infrastructure improvement needs.
Texas spends more than $2 billion annually to study, prioritize, and develop transportation projects.
Texas has more than 50,000 bridges. The state department of transportation must maintain and ensure the safety of 33,513 of them.
There are 80,000 miles of roadways in Texas. The Lone Star State spends about $1.5 billion yearly to maintain its roads.