Approximately two pedestrians and/or bicyclists are killed every day in crashes involving a large truck or bus. In these crashes, failure to yield right-of-way is a leading contributing factor at intersections and mid-blocks. Simply put, pedestrians and bicyclists may not be aware that large trucks and buses have larger blind spots, wider turning radii and […]
By Gregory Winfree No one yet knows how many Americans will die this year from COVID-19. But here’s a pretty safe bet on the number who will die in car crashes: Likely not as many as last year. Call it an unintended benefit of widespread stay-at-home orders designed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. […]
With fatal and serious-injury crashes on the rise, the work of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) is more critical than ever. “We’ve seen a steady increase in crashes over the last five years in Texas. A large part of this is due to the economy being better: we’re driving […]
Members of the Texas Senate Transportation Committee concentrated their attention Mar. 8 on the problem of right-angle crashes at signalized intersections, and heard TTI testimony on options available to address the issue.
The second issue of Transport Trends, the e-newsletter of TTI’s Transportation Policy Research Center, highlights the PRC’s recent study examining the issue of crashes involving automated vehicles. Other topics include: regulation of transportation network companies, financing for coastal port infrastructure, and public opinion on transportation issues.
A new study from TTI’s Transportation Policy Research Center shows a correlation between increased oil and gas drilling activity and crashes in energy-rich areas of the state. The findings are based on a comparison of two timeframes: 2006-2009 and 2010-2013 in the Permian Basin, Barnett Shale, and Eagle Ford Shale regions. In both the Permian […]
Over the past year, TTI experts answered tough questions on a variety of state and national transportation issues. Over 2,500 newspaper articles, broadcast television spots and professional journals — with a potential reach of over 725 million readers and viewers nationwide — mentioned the Institute or its experts. Here are a few excerpts of TTI‘s […]