Two Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers recently authored articles featured in the 2022 March–April edition of TR News. TTI Senior Research Engineer Kay Fitzpatrick published the article Determining the Posted Speed Limit — which focuses on the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 17-76: Guidance for the Setting of Speed Limits. The project investigated […]
Texas Transit Needs Assessment Identifies Underserved Areas of the Lone Star State
Many Texans rely on public transit to go to work or school, keep medical appointments, shop and run errands, and travel to recreational activities. In fact, in 2016, more than 30 million trips were made on Texas’ 67 transit systems (sometimes called districts) that receive state funding. Going to work was the most common trip […]
Compressed Natural Gas Bus Fleets in Texas
In 2009, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) began a fuel-transition program to replace its transit bus fleet with compressed natural gas (CNG)–fueled buses and to construct the necessary refueling infrastructure by 2012. Even though DART faced considerable up-front capital costs to build a fueling station and upgrade the existing gas pipeline, the low cost of […]
TTI Transit Research Highlighted at APTA Annual Meeting
An estimated 15,000 public transit-agency professionals converged on Houston’s Hilton Americas and George R. Brown Convention Center Oct. 12–15 for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA’s) 2014 Annual Meeting, which is billed as the industry’s premier event. With growing ridership, funding continues to be a leading issue for transit agencies around the country. According to […]
TTI and UTHealth Join Forces on 5-Year Transportation and Health Study Granted by NIH
For the first time, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) will team up with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth), for a new project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year project will look at how the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s (METRO’s) light rail transit (LRT) […]
Stretching Transit Dollars Farther: TTI Develops Guide for Optimizing Transit Agency Costs
The economy has recently shown signs of recovery, with some state budgets even boasting a surplus. Despite this good news, every sector of transportation must still do more with less.
You must be logged in to post a comment.