Since 2012, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has conducted the My35 Construction Project along I-35 in Central Texas. Called “Main Street Texas” for the vital role the corridor plays in international commerce, I-35 is host to hundreds of thousands of cars and trucks each day. Comprising 17 separate construction projects, the 96-mile stretch between […]
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 […]
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 published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. The publication reaches nearly 16,000 subscribers. The article defines human trafficking as the “recruitment, harboring, […]
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Youth Transportation Safety (YTS) program — part of the Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety — is active in schools and communities across the country. The program supports peer-led road safety education and outreach to encourage young drivers to practice safe driving behaviors. When schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]
Science teachers across the country can now easily obtain a no-cost curriculum and the materials needed to teach their students about the science of retroreflectivity, a unique characteristic of traffic signs and pavement markings. The materials used to make the signs and markings make it possible to direct light from vehicles back to drivers, which […]
Hosted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group (SPTWG) met at The Texas A&M University System’s Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), located at the A&M System’s RELLIS Campus, Oct. 30–31. The group’s stated purpose is to “provide technical input to the FHWA on sustainability and […]
The Texas Marine Transportation System includes 1,000 harbor channels; 25,000 miles of inland, intracoastal and coastal waterways; and 3,700 terminals handling passenger and cargo movements. And it connects with 152,000 miles of rail, 460,000 miles of pipelines, and 45,000 miles of interstate highways. With 11 deepwater seaports as international gateways and more than 1,000 miles […]
With the ability to make it rain at will, The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus will soon boast a 1,000-foot-long, 50-foot-wide rain range thanks to a $1.6 million investment by the 3M Company. The range will be used to test interactions between vehicle sensors and highway infrastructure under wet conditions at speeds of up […]
First major industry partnership at the RELLIS Campus On Tuesday, May 8, 3M Company announced a $1.6 million investment in The Texas A&M University System’s evolving RELLIS Campus. The funding will be used to build a simulated rain range to support research by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and Texas A&M University in connected […]
One of the most important assets we have in transportation research is intellectual capital. In the last century, the power of pioneering minds overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to improve mobility, safety and infrastructure longevity. Without that systematic application of innovative thinking, roads would have crumbled faster, more system users would have died or been injured, […]
Texas A&M University students have been involved in the research process at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) since the Institute’s founding in 1950. Currently, TTI employs 216 students — 75 of which are graduate research assistants. TTI’s Materials and Pavements Division alone employs 61 graduate and undergraduate assistant researchers. As they were 67 years […]
TTI Provides Guidelines for Ports Seeking TRZ Financing IN 2007, THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE ENABLED A NEW FINANCING MECHANISM, the transportation reinvestment zone (TRZ), to encourage local infrastructure development. TRZs have proven very successful over the last decade for highway development. TRZs designate an impact area around a needed improvement project. A municipality or county can […]
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) are partnering under a contract with Texas A&M University to develop a smarter campus transportation ecosystem. Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young created the Campus Transportation Technology Initiative (CTTI) to bring private-sector transportation innovation into the real-world environment of a […]
For more than 20 years, researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have educated future generations about transportation engineering. These programs range from K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities to the basics of how TTI researchers conduct their studies. This summer, TTI welcomed students from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum […]
An entire session of the annual Traffic Safety Conference was dedicated to motorcycle safety this year in addition to related remarks made during the conference’s opening session.
The partnership between TTI and Texas A&M’s Zachry Department of Civil Engineering is a natural — researchers, faculty and students working together to solve real-world problems important to the state and nation.
The TTI/LAUP partnership enables a multidisciplinary approach to solving multifaceted problems.
TTI has made a tradition out of seeking promising young professionals to join the research ranks, ensuring a strong future for the Institute.
One of the most robust relationships TTI enjoys with Texas A&M is through its partnership with the Dept. of Agricultural Economics. There is an obvious transportation connection but they are more closely tied than that.
Alcohol related statistics are staggering and have led Maury Dennis, with the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies, to dedicate his career to educating the public about problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse.