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Webmaster Kevyn Barnes Honored by Special Libraries Association

Our esteemed webmaster, Kevyn Barnes, was named the 2017 Chair-Elect-Elect for the Transportation Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). This is a three-year appointment, with responsibilities increasing each year. In 2017 Kevyn is working with other board members on Division issues and is responsible for organizing the Division’s program for the 2018 SLA annual conference in Baltimore, …


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CTR Students Clench Traffic Bowl District Title, Outstanding Student Award

CTR Students Clench Traffic Bowl District Title, Outstanding Student Award

Written by Lauren Bringle The CTR student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) recently sent a team to the Texas Intercollegiate Traffic Bowl competition at the TexITE Spring Meeting in Frisco, where they yet again claimed the title of Texas District Champions (revisiting the district victories of 2014 and 2015). Each year, the …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Students

Researcher Spotlight: CAR-STOP’s Joydeep Ghosh and Robert Heath, Jr.

Researcher Spotlight: CAR-STOP’s Joydeep Ghosh and Robert Heath, Jr.

Written by Lauren Bringle Profs. Robert W. Heath, Jr. and Joydeep Ghosh are powerhouses on the international stage of top engineering faculty and researchers. With a combined 44 years of experience at The University of Texas at Austin between them, the two researchers are still producing groundbreaking developments on a regular basis. Their current TxDOT …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Researcher Spotlight

2017 Summer Symposium Schedule Released

Each summer D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, hosts an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) provides interns with unique insight into transportation education and helps prepare them for a possible career in the field. This year’s …


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Research Digest, May 2017: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, May 2017: TxDOT Research

The May 2017 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 18 recent publications from the research program sponsored by TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Division​ (RTI). The research projects represented here cover a wide range of topics. This issue includes technical …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Research Digest, April 2017: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, April 2017: TxDOT Research

The April 2017 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 17 recent publications from the research program sponsored by TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Office​ (RTI). The research projects represented here cover a wide range of topics. This issue includes technical …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Alumni Spotlight: Ray Derr

Alumni Spotlight: Ray Derr

Name: Ray Derr Hometown: Arlington, TX Currently Residing: Work in DC, live in Reston, VA Current job: Project Manager for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board Graduated from UT: 1981 BSCE, 1991 MSCE Hobbies outside of work: Running to clear my mind and singing with the Reston Chorale to do something creative in a …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Alumni

#HackTheTraffic Event Leveraged Austin’s Newly Released Bluetooth Data

#HackTheTraffic Event Leveraged Austin’s Newly Released Bluetooth Data

With gridlock causing commuters to waste time and energy in daily traffic, CTR is stepping forward to create solutions. In partnership with the Austin Transportation Department (ATD), CTR hosted a hackathon event called ATX Hack the Traffic (or #HackTheTraffic) to foster and incubate innovative solutions to common daily problems. Born out of the Data Rodeo, …


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