Transportation is a major source of anthropogenic air pollution. Transportation-related air pollution has been linked to premature mortality and a wide spectrum of global diseases including asthma, lung cancer, stroke, autism, dementia, diabetes and obesity. Reducing transportation energy consumption and emissions can improve air quality and reduce adverse impacts on public health and health equity. […]
Assistant Research Scientist Haneen Khreis with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health (CARTEEH) has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Rebecca James Baker Award by the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). Khreis received this award for her work on the influence of traffic-related air pollution […]
Using GPS Devices to Get Better Emissions Estimates The World Trade Bridge crossing in the Laredo–Nuevo Laredo region is the most used Texas-Mexico port of entry (POE). The crossing’s popularity helps explain the location’s relatively high vehicle emissions, caused by high truck volumes and slow speeds as traffic makes its way across the bridge. A […]
Helping El Paso Manage Growing Pains The Office of the State Demographer projects Texas’ population will rise from 25.2 million in 2010 to 33.9 million in 2030. That’s a 35 percent increase in the state’s population, and the growth isn’t just happening in cities like Austin, Dallas or Houston — it’s happening statewide. In El […]
Research findings from TTI’s CIITR staff often provide the foundation upon which stakeholders build new opportunities for improving and expanding international trade and tourism.
The Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI‘s) new Environmental and Emissions Research Facility (EERF) is officially open for research. Joe Zietsman, director of the Center for Air Quality Studies, describes this facility as a “researcher’s dream come true.” The EERF was made possible by a competitive grant award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Houston […]
Planning for air solutions, not pollution As the old saying goes, you shouldn’t compare apples to oranges. But sometimes evaluating them together can yield interesting information about fruit in general — as long as there’s a valid way to accurately assess the two relative to one another. Each of Texas’ 254 counties is different from […]
Researchers work to capture landfill gases in India for use as an alternative fuel The thriving province of Maharashtra is one of the most populous and prolific industrial centers in India. With a population of over 96 million residents, it is particularly vulnerable to energy demands and pollutant emissions. The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) is […]