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Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation continues to be a hot topic in research and political circles across the U.S., but in Austin, it’s sweltering. Led by the Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin is a globally respected hub for transportation research, education and innovation. Smarter Transportation Infrastructure for the Nation, State Recently, the university’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Student Spotlight: Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Student Spotlight: Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Name:  Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy Hometown:  Bangalore, India Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant to Dr. Kara Kockelman; President of the Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE), UT Student Chapter. Hobbies: Amateur photography; playing basketball and 8 ball pool Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I was born …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Student Spotlight

CTR Hosting Self-Driving Minibus Demo during SXSW

CTR Hosting Self-Driving Minibus Demo during SXSW

***MEDIA ALERT*** FUTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN AUSTIN ON DISPLAY MARCH 16-17 Media and public invited to experience riding in a fully autonomous electric shuttle for the first time in Austin What:    Capital Metro, along with transportation partners RATP Dev, McDonald Transit Associates, and UT Austin’s Center for Transportation Research, will provide a demonstration of an …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Press Release

D-STOP Symposium 2017 Explores Automated Vehicles

D-STOP Symposium 2017 Explores Automated Vehicles

Each year, the D-STOP Symposium brings together top experts in the field of automated vehicles, connected infrastructure, and new mobility services to share their emerging research that will impact the future of transportation planning and technology.  View the PowerPoints from the day’s event. The Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center (D-STOP) is a collaborative initiative …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Research Digest, February 2017: TRB

Research Digest, February 2017: TRB

The February 2017 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts and full-text links for 18 recent publications from the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Research Digest, Jan. 2017: SWUTC

Research Digest, Jan. 2017: SWUTC

CTR Library’s January 2017 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 6 publications recently made available online from Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC). The SWUTC is a consortium of universities (Texas A&M University System, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Southern University, Louisiana State …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Press Release:  Texas Partnership Chosen as Proving Grounds for Automated Vehicles

Press Release: Texas Partnership Chosen as Proving Grounds for Automated Vehicles

TEXAS PARTNERSHIP CHOSEN AS PROVING GROUNDS FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES Research institutions partner with cities, regions, and TxDOT to advance development of connected and automated vehicle technologies News Release For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has named Texas a national Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground for the testing …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

CTR Named BTIC for Texas Triangle

CTR Named BTIC for Texas Triangle

The USDOT selected CTR as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center (BTIC), one of eighteen nationwide. In their recently released report, Beyond Traffic 2045, the USDOT outlines America’s growing need for improvements to its transportation system and designated these eighteen BTICs to address that need. The USDOT identified eleven megaregions in the US that require particular attention, and …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards