Proterra may not be a name you are familiar with. The Burlingame, California-based manufacturer of battery-powered buses has over 300 of its zero tailpipe emissions Catalyst buses plying transit routes in the United States. Proterra brought one of its Catalyst buses to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) on May 22. Piloted by founder Dale … Read More
A new University Transportation Center (UTC) will combine experts from two disciplines traditionally not known for research collaboration—transportation and public health. The Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CAR-TEEH) will focus on the impact of transportation emissions on human health. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) leads the CAR-TEEH consortium consisting … Read More
Despite the different focuses of their respective fields, transportation researchers and human health professionals are discovering ways to work together on projects — and their new collaborations are creating even more opportunities never before considered. “We have a tendency to work within a vacuum, but we are learning that when we bring our separate expertise … Read More
When researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) need a place to test vehicle emissions, they don’t have to go far — one of the largest drive-in environmental chambers in the United States is housed at Texas A&M University’s Riverside Campus. But the Environmental and Emissions Research Facility (EERF) does more than just emissions … Read More
As traffic congestion continues to worsen, trip times become more unpredictable. Researchers now have a way to measure that degree of unreliability.
Envisioning a world with all-electric cars that don’t crash, a General Motors (GM) official met with TTI employees and two Texas A&M University engineering departments Jan. 31 prior to a presentation he gave that evening at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library. Nady Boules, the director of GM’s Electrical and … Read More
Change can be difficult…but it doesn’t have to be. Given that we live in the Information Age, change involving software can be the most painful of all — just ask Microsoft. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses software to enforce the Clean Air Act, which restricts certain pollutants found in urban areas with heavy traffic. … Read More
The Methods Behind the Estimates The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) is at the forefront in developing methods and procedures to apply the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPAs) MOBILE emissions rate program to estimate on-road mobile source emissions in Texas. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the EPA to set limits on the amount of certain pollutants … Read More