Several Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) employees participated in the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology (SETT) Conference. TRB hosted the conference May 31–June 2 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. “TTI was well represented at the TRB SETT Conference,” notes TTI Executive Associate Director Katie Turnbull. “The […]
Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Graduate Research Assistant Soheil Sohrabi recently published the research paper “Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on Public Health: A Conceptual Model and Policy Recommendations” in Sustainable Cites and Society. The paper’s authors also include Haneen Khreis, associate research scientist in TTI’s Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health […]
A week-long visit to Namibia by the leaders of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) in October continued a longtime working relationship with that country but lays the groundwork for relationships with numerous other African countries. Agency Director Greg Winfree, Assistant Director Joe Zietsman and Associate Research Engineer Tara Ramani met with the country’s Roads […]
Hosted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group (SPTWG) met at The Texas A&M University System’s Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), located at the A&M System’s RELLIS Campus, Oct. 30–31. The group’s stated purpose is to “provide technical input to the FHWA on sustainability and […]
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) has partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation for nearly 70 years to enhance the safety, mobility and reliability of the state’s transportation system. The trust and seamless interaction we’ve developed as partners were never more important than during Hurricane Harvey, when TTI personnel continuously updated Houston’s traffic management […]
The TTI/LAUP partnership enables a multidisciplinary approach to solving multifaceted problems.
Picture a system in which transporters powered by electric motors carry trailers from trucks and containers from ships on an elevated track above existing highway right-of-way, safely separated from passenger traffic.
Sustainability — a popular, emerging concept — has become a key consideration in the delivery and operation of transportation infrastructure, and at all levels of government.
Transportation and Sustainability in the 21st Century Nothing lasts forever. For researchers in transportation, that particular cliché presents a challenge. If nothing lasts forever, how can we build a better, more efficient, longer-lasting network? Bang for the buck. More from less. As stakeholders in transportation, you no doubt know these phrases by heart. The key […]
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 […]