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Transmetric receives ITS America Award for Traffic Server 6

Transmetric Senior Software Developer Lee Kaufman accepts the Smart Solution Spotlight Award from ITS America President and CEO Scott Belcher.  The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) hosted the Smart Solution Spotlight Award event on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Center for Transportation Research. ITS America awarded its Smart Solution Spotlight Award to Transmetric  for the development of Traffic Server™ 6, …


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C. Michael Walton selected to receive the the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Presidents’ Award

Dr. C. Michael Walton, Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, has been selected to receive the the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Presidents’ Award. With this award, Dr. Walton is recognized for his exemplary career and contributions to civil engineering education and research and for his extraordinary professional …


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Dr. Randy B. Machemehl receives CUTC Award

Randy B. Machemehl  Dr. Randy B. Machemehl received the Council of University Transportation Center (CUTC) Award, Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research, on January 12, 2013, at the CUTC annual banquet in Washington, D.C. Randy B. Machemehl at the CUTC annual banquet, January 2013 This CUTC award has been given annually since 1998 to honor …


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CTR researcher selected to participate in 2013 WTS international Leadership Program

Lisa Loftus-Otway, president of the Heart of Texas Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), was selected to be one of fourteen transportation industry professionals to participate in the 2013 WTS international Leadership Program. The program will be held February 3-7, 2013, at Rutgers State University. The National Transit Institute (NTI), located at Rutgers, provides logistical …


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Center for Transportation Research receives grant from CN’s “Stronger Communities” Fund

The Center for Transportation Research, at The University of Texas at Austin, is extremely pleased to have received a grant from the Canadian National Railway Company’s (CN) Community Investment Program “CN Stronger Communities Fund” in December 2012. The grant is intended to support further research into “Railroads and Incompatible Land Uses: Continuing Research Into Causes …


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UT Austin Student, Dan Fagnant, wins Dr. William J. Harris Award Outstanding PhD Student award

UT Austin Dan Fagnant has been honored this fall with the 2012 Dr. William J. Harris Award Outstanding PhD Student award. Dan has also been selected to represent the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC) at the annual UTC Outstanding Student of the Year awards ceremony during TRB’s Annual Meeting in January, 2013. Daniel Fagnant …


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Student Tarun Rambha receives 2012 CUTC award for thesis

Tarun Rambha, an MS graduate student, has been awarded the 2012 Milton Pikarsky Award for the best MS thesis in the Science and Technology category by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). Rambha’s award marks the 13th consecutive year that a UT student has won a national CUTC award for their thesis or dissertation. …


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Free screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car” in Austin Texas

On Tuesday, December 11, there will be a free screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car” at 4:30pm in the Blanton Museum of Art’s Smith Auditorium, followed by a panel discussion on the next generation of electric vehicles (EVs). “Electric cars are an exciting prospect for our environment, but there are a lot of unanswered …


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