Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Senior Research Engineer Kay Fitzpatrick led the team that wrote the recently published National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 966, Posted Speed Limit Setting Procedure and Tool: User Guide. Fitzpatrick’s co-authors include Subasish Das, associate research scientist, and Michael P. Pratt, assistant research engineer, both in TTI’s Roadway […]
TTI Researcher Arambula Featured in Asphalt Pavement Article
TTI Associate Research Engineer Edith Arambula’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program project on evaluating the use of recycling agents was recently featured in an article for Asphalt Pavement. Taking RAP to the Max examines the barriers that prevent the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), which is stockpiled throughout the country, and what can be […]
Commentary: A Shared History of Meeting National Challenges
In a three-way agreement in 1962, the predecessor organizations of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) established the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) as a state department of transportation (DOT)-driven, collaborative research program. Via state-DOT financial support, AASHTO sponsors […]
TTI Landmark NCHRP Reports That Set National Standards
TTI has conducted numerous NCHRP projects for half a century, providing national leadership in transportation research.
Warming Up to New Ideas: The Pros and Cons of Warm-Mix Asphalt
Using warm-mix asphalt (WMA) in lieu of its hotter alternative is one way to reduce the cost of maintaining transportation networks. Yet,
nagging questions remain about WMA’s durability.
National Crash-Testing Standards: TTI Makes a Big Impact with 18-Wheelers
At TTI’s crash facility, a fully loaded 18-wheeler traveling at 50 mph slammed into a concrete barrier placed on top of a retaining wall. The data from the unique crash test will prove vital.
Demanding a Recount on Motorcycle Crashes
NCHRP Project 08-81, Improving the Quality of Motorcycle Travel Data Collection, tasked TTI with reviewing current traffic detection methods, investigating new technologies and reporting on which count motorcycles the best.
Another TTI First: Broadcasting Crash Tests
On Sept. 26, for the first time in Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) history, a crash test at TTI’s Proving Grounds was broadcast live via the Internet to clients and stakeholders across the country. Providing live streaming crash tests was the brainchild of Dean Alberson, assistant agency director and manager of the TTI Crashworthy Structures […]
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