In 2016, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Associate Transportation Researcher Phil Lasley came to James Moughon, TTI software applications developer, looking for a way to make his congestion-mitigation strategy website more user-friendly. At the time, the website listed more than 100 congestion-mitigation strategies using static graphics, but Lasley wanted to make it more interactive. “One … Read More
Roadway congestion challenges and solutions were front and center on November 3 as transportation policy followers gathered for a symposium hosted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Texas Tribune. Throughout the morning, policy makers and other leaders stressed the need for careful planning in anticipation of continued rapid population growth, most of … Read More
In the Austin area, more than 220,000 vehicles travel on I-35 on a daily basis. In contrast, SH 130, the tolled bypass around Austin only carries 40,000 vehicles daily. Why do more vehicles choose the I-35 route? What would make travelers, particularly big trucks, more likely to use SH 130? Associate Research Scientist Tina Geiselbrecht … Read More
Efforts are underway to improve traffic conditions on US 59 / IH 69 in Houston, rated as one of the state’s most congested roadways. In the newest episode of Mobility NOW, Tim Lomax, a TTI Senior Research Engineer, explains how lower cost strategies can address gridlock problems on that busy highway stretch and others like … Read More
Traffic congestion in Texas continues to worsen each year, but that’s not changing how the vast majority of Texans feel about their cars and trucks. This and a variety of other insights come from the first Texas Transportation Poll conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Transportation Policy Research Center (PRC). The survey examines the … Read More
Traffic congestion is relative. What constitutes “bad” depends on where you live. And for the first time, the state’s annual ranking of its most gridlocked roadways will give Texans in smaller cities a look at problem roadways in their own areas, regardless of how they compare to big-city bottlenecks. What originally began as the list … Read More
TTI’s Advanced Traffic Forecasting Helps Austin Prepare for 2035 According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), 180,000 vehicles per day drive IH 35 between US 183 and SH 71, the 10-mile central artery for travel and commerce in Austin. Congestion time—defined as the number of hours when travelers cannot travel at least 50 miles … Read More
The Texas Department of Transportation created MY 35, a citizen-driven effort to expand a 96-mile stretch from Hillsboro to Salado of I-35, and engaged TTI to provide independent technical support for the effort.
A technological revolution is underway that has transportation leaders, government officials and even attorneys abuzz with questions and hope about what it could mean in solving a growing and costly concern — congestion.
Traffic congestion problems in Texas are nothing new. What is new is the approach being taken by state leaders in their efforts to address them.