A common sight on Texas roadways is noise walls and retaining walls. Noise walls, or barriers, are helpful in keeping the sound of a busy highway out of neighborhoods and business districts. Retaining walls reduce the need for a sloped area at grade changes and are used extensively for highway overpasses. Noise walls and retaining […]
TTI’s Warner Presents at Special Session on Trespass and Suicide Prevention at ILCAD International Rail Safety Conference
Recognizing the importance of increasing awareness of the safety dangers at highway–rail grade crossings (also known as level crossings), the International Union of Railways (UIC) began the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) in 2009. Level crossing safety remains a major safety concern — especially regarding the dangers of trespassing on rail rights-of-way. In the […]
TTI Develops Guidebook for Implementing Freight Fluidity in Texas
The efficient movement of goods is vital to the Texas economy, whatever the mode of transportation — via airports, highways, railways or waterways. Any disruption in the supply chain that prevents goods from moving efficiently can add not only to the costs of producing and shipping goods, but also to the variability and pricing of […]
United Arab Emirates Project Addresses Crash Investigation and Reporting
Despite the vastly different cultures between the United Arab Emirates and the United States, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is finalizing a nine-month contract agreement with the Texas Transportation Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety (CTS). The project will center on crash investigation and post-crash site inspection and analysis. “The United Arab Emirates, and especially the […]
A Blueprint for Sustainability
Sustainability — a popular, emerging concept — has become a key consideration in the delivery and operation of transportation infrastructure, and at all levels of government.
New Guidebook Helps Agencies Develop Effective Sustainability Measures
Sustainability has become a key component in transportation planning at all levels of government, but until now few tools were available to help planners develop meaningful ways to measure the effectiveness of these efforts. A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies, created by Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers and published this week by […]
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