The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) hosted a retirement reception on Apr. 18 to celebrate the career of William R. “Bill” Stockton. Family, friends and TTI staff — past and present — gathered at TTI’s headquarters to honor Bill after 40 years of service at TTI.
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Inform, Engage, Inspire: 96th Annual Transportation Short Course
For the 96th year, the Transportation Short Course was held by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on the Texas A&M University campus. In partnership with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) the event was hosted virtually and in-person with about 4,000 attendees. Highlighting the latest technology and advancements that are transforming Texas roadways, the theme of this year’s event was innovation.
95th Annual Transportation Short Course Highlights Research Excellence, Need for Continued Diligence
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) hosted the first-ever hybrid Transportation Short Course Oct. 11–13 both virtually and on the Texas A&M University campus. This year’s event marked 95 years of commitment by TTI and TxDOT to present the latest research innovations from the department’s research program to practitioners around the Lone Star State and […]
Despite Challenges, 2020 Transportation Short Course Sees Record Attendance
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) hosted the Ninety Fourth Annual Transportation Short Course Oct. 12–14, 2020. Traditionally held in person at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, travel restrictions and concerns for personal health in the era of COVID-19 forced planners to hold the event online for the first time in its near-century […]
TTI, Texas A&M Partner on Senior Driver Assistance Technologies Study
TTI Human Factors Program Manager and Senior Research Scientist Michael Manser recently concluded a study in which he partnered with Ranjana Mehta, associate professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and director of Texas A&M’s NeuroErgonomics Laboratory. The study examined how senior drivers prefer to learn about assistance technologies. Researchers discovered […]
How Tech Can Untangle and Transform Campus Traffic
Texas A&M’s living laboratory environment harnesses the brainpower of students, faculty and researchers and fosters innovation to maintain campus mobility By Katherine Turnbull and Peter Lange Texas A&M University’s main campus, a 5,200-acre classroom/laboratory without walls in College Station, has consistently ranked in the top five for the largest student population in the nation, with […]
Transportation Short Course: TTI and TxDOT Acknowledge Employees’ Hard Work
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) hosted the 93rd Annual Transportation Short Course, held at the Texas A&M University Campus, Oct. 14–16, and attended by a record-breaking 2,848 transportation professionals. “We’re defined by our traditions here at Texas A&M,” stated Levi McClenny, student regent on The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, during the […]
All Aboard, Ags!
First Autonomous Shuttle Deployed at Texas A&M The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is leading a technology demonstration of the Navya Autonom Shuttle, an autonomous, self-driving, 11-passenger electric vehicle developed for use in public transportation service. TTI’s partners in the project are Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Transportation Services and the shuttle’s maker, Navya. Texas […]
Self-Driving Vehicles Begin Operating in Downtown Bryan, Texas
Bryan, Texas, is now among the first cities in the country to have self-driving vehicles, or trolleys, operating on their city streets. The mayor of Bryan and the chancellor of The Texas A&M University System introduced members of the media to the two self-driving trolleys Oct. 31, as the vehicles began operating in a looped, […]
TTI’s Talebpour, Texas A&M Student Team Place Second in AutoDrive Competition
Texas A&M University College of Engineering students recently placed second in the AutoDrive challenge, held in Yuma Arizona and sponsored by General Motors and the Society for Automotive Engineers. The competition ran from April 30 to May 5 and involved 40 Texas A&M engineering students led by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Assistant Research Scientist […]
TTI Partners with Mays Business School for Transportation Entrepreneurial Venture
As our transportation system becomes more reliant on private-sector innovation, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University are combining forces in a new partnership. The partnership was announced May 9 at the Texas A&M Transportation Technology Conference by TTI Agency Director […]
Texas A&M National Infrastructure Symposium Summaries Released
The need for efforts to relieve regulatory restrictions, prepare for automated and connected vehicles, and educate the public about how infrastructure is funded were a few of the key themes of the National Symposium on the Barriers and Opportunities for Infrastructure Renewal, held on the Texas A&M University campus at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center […]
Former TTI Agency Director Named Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus
Charley V. Wootan, former Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) agency director, was named a distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M University March 11 by the Association of Former Students. Wootan joined TTI in 1956 as an associate research economist and served as the Institute’s associate director (1966–1976) and director (1976–1993). Under his leadership, TTI grew to […]
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