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Dr. B. Frank McCullough

Dr. B. Frank McCullough, retired UT engineering professor and one of four Center for Transportation Research directors, died Monday, November 26th, 2012. Dr. McCullough, the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor Emeritus in transportation engineering, directed the center’s mission for 19 years (1980-1999). Dr. McCullough specialized in the design and behavior of continuously reinforced concrete pavement. Prior to 1969, …


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C. Michael Walton to Receive the Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation

Dr. C. Michael Walton, Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, is the 2013 recipient of the Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation. The award will be presented during the Chairman’s Luncheon on January 16, 2013, at the TRB 92nd Annual Meeting, January 13-17, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Walton …


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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and bicycling initiatives

  Dr. Randy B. Machemehl, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, and VeloTexas organizer Gonzalo Camacho.  Photos, article by Clair LaVaye Forth Worth Mayor Betsy Price says that Texans need to get aggressive and creative about solving congestion issues. She gave an update on Fort Worth’s efforts to develop bicycling facilities to encourage transportation alternatives on Friday at …


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VeloTexas 2012: promoting safer travel by bicycle

UT students, researchers, City of Austin and San Antonio city planners, TxDOT coordinators, bicyclists, and representatives of Movability Austin will gather for two days in Austin at VeloTexas to promote the use of bicycles and safety in Texas. “Through this effort we hope to promote bicycle use as a basic travel mode — but maybe …


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UT Austin engineering student Dan Fagnant selected to author the 2013 Annual William P. Eno Research Paper

UT Austin engineering student Dan Fagnant has been selected to author the Annual William P. Eno Research Paper for the Eno Center for Transportation. The paper, to be co-authored with UT engineering professor Dr. Kara Kockelman, will be on the subject of autonomous vehicles. The paper will be published in the winter of 2013 and …


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Chandra Bhat assumes directorship at the Center for Transportation Research at UT Austin

Dr. Chandra Bhat, the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, assumed the role of director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) on September 1, 2012. For more information on Dr. Bhat and CTR, see the article on the Cockrell School website. Read …


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USIT student interns present transportation research topics at UT Austin, July 18, 2012

Ten student interns participating in the Undergraduate Summer Internship in Transportation (USIT) at UT Austin presented topics in transportation research, sharing information about work in progress at The University of Texas at Austin. Students, research faculty, and staff at the Cockrell School of Engineering attended the presentation. Topics presented included analysis of the downtown Austin …


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Dr. Chandra Bhat discusses engineering for transportation accessibility, reliability, and safety with USIT student interns at UT Austin, July 11, 2012

Dr. Chandra Bhat, Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, presented “Engineering Our Built Environment for Accessibility, Reliability, and Safety” on July 11, 2012, at the Cockrell School of Engineering as part of a series of presentations by and for students engaged in transportation research. The lecture was attended …


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