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Research Digest, June 2016: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, June 2016: TxDOT Research

The June 2016 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

Short survey for Transportation Researchers

Short survey for Transportation Researchers

Please help the library by completing this short survey: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe3/form/SV_8umdAZDm6GM7P6J The library is planning to create customized research guides that will help researchers find information. These will include lists of resources such as journals, databases, and websites, and will be tailored to the needs of those conducting research for the Texas Department of Transportation and …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

CTR Collaborates with the City of Austin

We’ve had some inspiring collaboration with the City of Austin in the last year. Two highlights include the Better Streets Week lunch event that highlighted solutions for our mobility future and, even more exciting, our contribution to the city’s proposal entered for the USDOT’s Smart City Challenge. The USDOT has pledged up to $40 million …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : News

CTR Vet Khali Persad Retiring

CTR is sad to announce that veteran researcher Dr. Khali Persad has retired. Khali is leaving us to spend more time with his grandchildren and possibly visit his birthplace, Trinidad. We’ll miss his sense of humor and grounded presence. Khali was a pro in the engineering game, with over 30 years of construction, design, management, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Researchers

D-STOP Symposium 2016 Explores Future of Smart Cities

D-STOP Symposium 2016 Explores Future of Smart Cities

The Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center (D-STOP) from UT Austin met with representatives from local and state government, academia and industry in early April at a symposium designed to collaborate on the future of Smart Cities. The day-long event explored smart transportation systems, collaborative ecosystems, infrastructure-based technology, regional planning and analytics, and connected vehicles …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

2016 CTR Symposium Focused on Practice

This year’s event emphasized tools to improve daily operations as well as practical application of research to create the next generation of engineers. This approach was well-received, prompting one of the attendees to express “thanks for including content more suited for your audience (TxDOT practitioners)—less theoretical academic presentations.” Complementing the day’s presentations was a poster session that …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : CTR Annual Symposium

CTR Commuter Diversity: Carpooling

CTR Commuter Diversity: Carpooling

Members of the UT community who regularly drive to work could be leaving money on the table if they don’t carpool. If two or more UT faculty/staff members or students regularly ride to campus in the same vehicle, they can take advantage of special benefits offered by the Parking and Transportation Services (PTS), in addition …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Environment

Research Digest, May 2016: State DOTs

Research Digest, May 2016: State DOTs

The May 2016 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This digest from CTR Library provides abstracts for 20 publications recently received from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from various states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library