One of the main ways the public transit industry conducts research that develops practical solutions to its challenges is through the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). In recent years, numerous contributors from Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), especially those in TTI’s Transit Mobility Program, have performed research and published practical reports for TCRP.
Transit agencies increasingly acknowledge social media’s value in providing customers a voice, boosting ridership and presenting new solutions to the public. To help codify best practices for transit agencies using social media, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers authored Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 156 — Uses of Social Media in Public Transportation: A […]
John Habermann, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) research engineer, recently coauthored the article “The Contribution of State and Local DOTs to Disrupting Human Trafficking” in the June 2021 issue of the ITE Journal published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. The publication reaches nearly 16,000 subscribers. The article defines human trafficking as the “recruitment, harboring, […]
By Eva Shipp As the coronavirus outbreak accelerated, the U.S. State Department on January 30th issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory warning (the highest) instructing Americans to not travel to China. Noteworthy as that is, the China travel ban will affect the lives of very few Americans. The almost certain impact on public transportation in […]
Leaving your keys on the counter, you shut the door and head out for the new bus rapid transit (BRT) station. The sun is warm on your skin. Your muscles warm as you walk. A little footwork on days like today beats sitting in traffic congestion or waiting for what seems like forever on the […]
By Johanna Zmud Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) are putting a dent in public transit use. And that matters to you, even if you never hail a car or board a bus. TNCs have been an established fixture in urban transportation landscapes for only a few years, so their impacts on other mobility modes have been […]