Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Gregory Winfree, J.D., and Allan Rutter weigh in on rail safety A number of high-profile passenger rail crashes have captured public attention recently. Although their circumstances may differ, the tragedies are a grim reminder that train safety belongs high on our list of transportation policy priorities. A long-distance train from New […]
by Sushant Sharma In the transportation research business, we use the term “performance measurement” when we measure how a certain aspect of our transportation system is operating. For example, through crash reporting we can tell you with certainty how safe a road is operating, or, through commute times, how well traffic is flowing. Safety and […]
Tracking the Future for the Rail Industry With 140,000 miles of rail track in the United States, a lot can go wrong. From studying metal fatigue and railway buckling to mitigating track bed deterioration and worn-out, rotted crossties, the Center for Railway Research (CRR) at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) helps the rail industry […]
A proposed cross-border Freight Shuttle System using autonomous, electrically powered shuttles to move cargo in 53-foot-long truck trailers on elevated guideways was named in a U.S. Treasury Department study to a list of 40 infrastructure projects across the United States that would provide significant economic benefit if completed.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s autonomous Freight Shuttle System (FSS) was recently listed as one of 40 proposed U.S. transportation and water infrastructure project of major economic significance in a study published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The study, authored over the past year by a team of third-party, independent infrastructure experts, highlights […]
Institute to Lead New Center Dedicated to Transportation Emissions and Public Health The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) will lead or assist three new centers awarded up to $50 million as part of a competitive grant program established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). A total of 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) were established […]
Without curious minds, our transportation system would, quite literally, come to a standstill. In a very real way, the transportation research process keeps the system moving, and that process starts with a seemingly simple question: How can we do this better? Asking that question shines the light of innovation on the status quo to help […]
Autonomous Freight Shuttle Grew From TTI Research Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday helped unveil a new mode of transportation and applauded the partnership of university research and industry investment that made it possible. Abbott was joined by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp in rolling out the autonomous Freight Shuttle System (FSS), which […]