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Testimony, Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures & Finance

Testimony, Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures & Finance

By Maureen Kelly  |  Events

Because CTR’s diverse slate of researchers provides such a wide range of transportation expertise, we are uniquely qualified to provide expert testimony on a wide range of topics. In September, CTR Deputy Director Rob Harrison and Research Associate Mike Murphy testified before the Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures and Financing, which is chaired …

Alumni Spotlight: Rashed Tanvir Islam

Alumni Spotlight: Rashed Tanvir Islam

By Maureen Kelly  |  Alumni

Name: Rashed Tanvir Islam Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh Currently residing: Austin, Texas Current job: Vice President at HDR, Inc. (formerly WHM Transportation Engineering) + Managing Principal for the downtown office. Leader of HDR’s traffic program for Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma Graduated from UT/CTR: 1996 Hobbies outside of work: Cricket (I played minor league back home) and …

4th International Choice Modeling Conference to be held in Austin

4th International Choice Modeling Conference to be held in Austin

By Kevyn B.  |  Conference

Chandra Bhat of the Center for Transportation Research and Thomas Adler of Resource Systems Group will host the 4th International Choice Modeling Conference (ICMC) to be held May 10-13, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The ICMC series is recognized worldwide as a premier occasion for networking with fellow choice analysis researchers, sharing cutting-edge research and developments …

Research Digest, September 2014

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The September 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This issue of the digest provides abstracts for 18 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Program publications that were published in August and September. These publications are from ongoing or completed research projects sponsored through the TxDOT …

CTR Shows Its Multidisciplinary Strength

CTR Shows Its Multidisciplinary Strength

By Maureen Kelly  |  Publications

CTR recently completed a multidisciplinary project that developed a Stretch and Flex program for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This initiative merged CTR’s transportation fieldwork expertise with the healthy movement know-how of the UT Department of Kinesiology (one of the top 5 Departments of Kinesiology in the country). “This research project was an excellent …

Longhorns Win 2014 ITE International Traffic Bowl

Longhorns Win 2014 ITE International Traffic Bowl

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

On August 12 CTR students triumphed at the 2014 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) International Collegiate Traffic Bowl. Graduate students Jake Gutekunst, Tyler Beduhn, Megan Hoklas, and undergraduate student Solomon Nyanhongo represented UT Austin at the final showdown in Seattle, after winning the district championship in May 2014 (and ending Texas A&M’s four-year winning streak …

Bhat on the Big Screen

Bhat on the Big Screen

By Maureen Kelly  |  Researchers

In 2013, CTR Director Chandra Bhat was asked to participate in a UT Austin video project called “Longhorn Game Changers” (formerly known as “Professors of Excellence”). These videos showcase UT Austin’s most dynamic and inspirational faculty who are leading their fields. Shown throughout the year at athletic events, these videos have been well received by …

Congratulations to Dr. Boyles and students

Congratulations to Dr. Boyles and students

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

Assistant Professor Stephen Boyles and three of his students (Shoupeng Tang, Tarun Rambha, and Reese Hatridge) will be honored with the Fred Burggraf Award for their paper Modeling Parking Search on Network Using Stochastic Shortest Paths with History Dependence. The award recognizes excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger.  “Such awards recognize …