In the ever-evolving world of data collection, for the past several years Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers have completed numerous leading-edge studies that compare travel data collected from cell, GPS (global positioning system), and Bluetooth sources to determine which technology works best for collecting origin-destination (O-D) data for different types of transportation studies. An … Read More
Planning Transportation planners have long been surveying motorists about where they were going and why — information vital in determining where the next road should be built or how to improve mobility. Travel-demand models based on that feedback have been used for planning the best locations for new facilities and for prioritizing roadway improvements. However, … Read More
Researchers have been perfecting methods for counting cars and trucks for the last half century. Comparatively speaking, there are very little biking and walking data.
Three programs at TTI work together to provide the Texas Department of Transportation with relevant and accurate data so it can make fully informed decisions on transportation priorities in Texas.
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.