Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Research Scientist Yanzhi “Ann” Xu is the co-founder of ElectroTempo, Inc., a start-up company for electric vehicle charging demand software technology. The company was incorporated Nov. 19, 2020. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents granted approval at its board meeting May 20, 2021, for Xu, as a TTI […]
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An efficient transportation network is central to the success of any commercial enterprise, including those that aren’t legal. Our roads and bridges enable the scourge of human trafficking, but as Research Engineer John Haberman tells us, those who manage the network can play a part in disrupting that heinous activity.
David S. Fulton A nationally recognized aviator and leader in the aviation industry, David S. Fulton has devoted his life’s work to improving general aviation airports in Texas and Tennessee. As the first Director of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Aviation Division, and in a similar position at the Tennessee Office of Aeronautics, he […]
By Tim Lomax, David Schrank, and Bill Eisele COVID-19’s impact on roadway traffic was deep and widespread, and it was entirely predictable given the shutdowns that occurred. What’s equally clear, is the lesson we can draw from our experience, particularly now, as American infrastructure needs are once again top of mind. That lesson is: the […]
Cars and pedestrians have been sharing space on city streets for more than a century, and traveling on foot remains as dangerous as it’s ever been. Associate Transportation Researcher Neal Johnson helps us explore worrisome trends for the most vulnerable users of our roadway network.
Leadership. Service. Responsibility. Introducing a new online Master of Engineering degree for transportation professionals starting in the fall of 2022. This groundbreaking new program is presented to the transportation community by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. For additional information, including program and application requirements, and academic […]
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) entered into an agreement with Hillwood as AllianceTexas’ official Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ) research partner. Hillwood’s AllianceTexas development is located next to the world’s first dedicated industrial airport, Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The partnership will leverage the experience and expertise of TTI’s nationally recognized team of researchers and forward-thinkers […]
Alkali–silica reactions (ASRs) cause cracking issues in precast concrete bridge structures across the United States. Anol Mukhopadhyay, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) senior research scientist, developed two ASR test methods and a four-step process for formulating ASR-resistant concrete mixes. Mukhopadhyay notes that TTI Assistant Research Scientist Kai-Wei (Victor) Liu’s collaboration in the lab was key […]
COVID-19 Gave Us an Historic Traffic Hiatus, But the Pause Didn’t Last Long America’s worst public health crisis in a century flattened roadway congestion to levels not seen in 40 years, but the respite was short-lived, according to the 2021 Urban Mobility Report (UMR) from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). In the pandemic shutdown […]
America’s worst public health crisis in a century gave us a short-lived gridlock hiatus, as TTI Research Fellow Tim Lomax explains. The pandemic also amplified an important and timeless lesson in roadway traffic management at a time when U.S. infrastructure needs are once again top of mind.
Dr. Zachary Grasley has been named the new head of the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, effective Sept. 1. Grasley has been the director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) at Texas A&M since January 2018. “I am really excited for the opportunity to lead this dynamic department […]
Roadway safety today is about much more than traffic laws, warning signs, and guardrails. TTI Senior Research Scientist Sue Chrysler illustrates how technologies – even disruptive technologies – are re-imagining how we can prevent crashes and mitigate their enormous personal and financial costs.
Led by Xiaoyu “Sky” Guo, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) engineering graduate student worker, the Aggie Vision team is one of two student finalists for the second annual Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Vision Zero Design Sandbox Competition. The team includes Sruthi Ashraf, TTI engineering graduate student worker; Zihao Li, TTI graduate research assistant; Chaolun […]
John Habermann, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) research engineer, recently coauthored the article “The Contribution of State and Local DOTs to Disrupting Human Trafficking” in the June 2021 issue of the ITE Journal. The publication reaches nearly 16,000 subscribers and Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) members. The article defines human trafficking as the “recruitment, harboring, […]
Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Graduate Research Assistant Ali Khodadadi recently published the article “Application of Different Negative Binominal Parameterizations to Develop Safety Performance Functions for Non-Federal Aid System Roads” in volume 156 (June 2021) of Accident Analysis & Prevention. The authors also include Subasish Das, TTI assistant research scientist; Yingfeng Li, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute […]
Researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Texas A&M University investigated the relationship between phone use behavior and road geometrics determining that using a phone while driving is more than just a self-choice. The combination and presence of a shoulder, median, higher speed limit and extra lanes could encourage more phone use while driving. […]
Volume 57, Number 2 (2021) Adobe PDF version Inside This Issue: TTI’s Participation in the University Transportation Center (UTC) Program Transportation and Public Health at the Crossroads: SMART Infrastructure to Improve Health Equity Ocean of Possibilities — MarTREC Explores Blockchains for Maritime Industry NICR-Sponsored Study Evaluates Managed Lane Pricing Methods — Researchers Create New Measures […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world, including how we view our transportation system. But that interruption in “the way we’ve always done things” has also provided us an unprecedented opportunity to take a step back and reassess our habits, systems and interactions to achieve healthier outcomes. One strategy to do so demands that transportation […]
Endless waves. Cloud-dotted skies. Foaming wakes left by ships. Along the shore, ports bustle with activity, their efficiency in transporting international trade a key part of the U.S. economy. Intermodal carriers move freight inland from those ports, ultimately to stock store shelves and land on consumer doorsteps. The Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center (MarTREC) […]
Optimizing traffic flow is one goal of transportation agencies looking to improve mobility for transportation system users. Doing so reduces congestion, which not only optimizes roadway operations but also gets folks where they’re going faster while often improving safety. Managed lanes represent one method for achieving this, and many states have implemented them. Managed lanes […]