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Press Release: Texas Mobility Summit Shifts Smart Transportation Into High Gear

Press Release: Texas Mobility Summit Shifts Smart Transportation Into High Gear

For Immediate Release Oct. 11, 2017 The next generation of mobility is here and Texas is ready to boldly move forward. The state is building upon its designation by the U.S. Department of Transportation as an automated vehicle proving ground and following through with direction from the state legislature that Texas is open for innovation. …


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

2017 CTR Symposium Showcases Diverse Topics

2017 CTR Symposium Showcases Diverse Topics

This year’s event demonstrated our tremendous range of transportation expertise, encompassing next-generation connected/autonomous vehicle technologies, freight trends, a tool to assist in the legislative planning process, and methods to maximize the lifespan of structures. Complementing the day’s presentations was a poster session that allowed participants to meet with UT Austin graduate student researchers and transportation faculty, who demonstrated …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : CTR Annual Symposium

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 …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

#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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Texas Mobility Summit Advances a Statewide Strategy for Transportation Innovation

Texas Mobility Summit Advances a Statewide Strategy for Transportation Innovation

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Mobility Summit brought together teams representing ten Texas cities and three research institutions in Austin on December 1-2.  Hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Texas Technology Task Force, the Summit is the first step in a strategy that would put Texas on the path to becoming the nation’s …


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Smart Transport Symposium 2016

Smart Transport Symposium 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Held at U.T. Austin’s Thompson Conference Center; get map and parking directions Hosted in connection with TxDOT Research Project 0-6838 (Bringing Smart Transport to Texans: Ensuring the Benefit of a Connected and Autonomous Transport System in Texas), this symposium is designed to further report on the past …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

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

D-STOP 2016 Symposium Archive

The 2016 D-STOP Symposium: “Smart Cities” Friday, April 1   7:30 to 4:30 View the day’s photo album.   Get the highlights in this article. Overview  This symposium is intended to bring together research being conducted as part of the Data Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP) UTC Tier 1 Center and beyond with additional perspectives from individuals …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Conference