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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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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Robert Harrison speaks on Panama Canal expansion at the Seventh Annual TxDOT Transportation Forum

Robert Harrison spoke to transportation leaders on the Panama Canal expansion at the recent Seventh Annual TxDOT Transportation Forum in San Antonio, Texas. Harrison is the Deputy Director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin. “The new locks on the Panama Canal will offer shippers in Texas and …

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UT TRB paper presentation schedule for 2012

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin will be presenting papers at the Transportation Research Board meeting January 2012. See the PDF for specifics on papers, presenters, dates, and time of presentation. Schedule (PDF):

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Panama Canal Expansion and World Trade

The theme for the Center for Transportation Research’s Annual Symposium was “Texas Freight: Beyond 2014.” The keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Rodolfo R. Sabonge, the Vice President of Market Research and Analysis of the Panama Canal Authority. Mr. Sabonge, who is responsible for competitive intelligence, pricing, and customer relations at the Panama Canal, …

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Workshop: 101 Pavement Preservation Strategies with A-R Workshop

A pavement workshop, “101 Pavement Preservation Strategies with A-R Workshop,” will be held in San Antonio, Texas, in February 2011. The event is sponsored jointly by the Rubber Pavements Association and the Texas Pavement Preservation Center. This is a half-day workshop designed to provide the attendees with the latest specifications, inspection objectives, quality control points, …

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