Austin, Texas 78752
ph. (512) 467-0946
The Austin Office of TTI enhances the Institute’s service to state and local sponsors by conducting independent and collaborative research, facilitating technology transfer, providing direct support and liaison to the Texas Department of Transportation, and promoting the benefits of transportation research in Central Texas. The Austin Office provides TTI with a physical presence in the capital city—an office close to our largest sponsor, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and the Texas Legislature. This office acts as a conduit for communication between TTI and TxDOT, as well as a “home port” for our researchers from other offices when they come into town for meetings.
- Planning and Engagement
- Travel Forecasting
- Safe Communities
- Air Quality Program
- System Reliability
- Travel Surveys
- Flexible Pavements
TTI has actively researched road pricing issues for over 15 years, beginning with the implementation of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in Houston. Local, state, and national sponsors recognize our leadership in developing technical guidance and providing implementation support on dozens of pricing projects.
Mileage-Based User Fees
TTI is a leader in the field of mileage-based fees. Agencies nationwide regard its research highly. TTI’s efforts to promote information sharing among professionals, stakeholders and public agencies is seen as a major benefit to our research sponsors.
Managed Lanes/Congestion Pricing
TTI performs leading-edge studies for TxDOT and FHWA in Washington, D.C. TTI also provides technical support to numerous organizations in the development and implementation of HOT lanes and other managed lanes facilities through technology transfer.
- Safety analyses
- Demand estimating
TTI has conducted extensive public opinion research for TxDOT, FHWA and other public and private entities. Researchers have conducted over 100 focus groups and interviews. Topics range from strategic planning to bicycle accommodations to funding allocations.
- Understanding public perceptions of transportation services and new strategies to support policy and program development
- Focus groups, surveys, interviews
- Customer satisfaction program development
- All work complies with TAMU requirements for protection of human subjects
Transportation Demand Management
- Strategies to reduce travel demand
- Local support