Funding, Contracts, Grants

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

Boyles and Claudel Receive NSF Grant to Study UAVs

Boyles and Claudel Receive NSF Grant to Study UAVs

On today’s roadways, traffic conditions are currently monitored by using either fixed, static sensors or crowdsourced data. Using a combination of traffic sensor measurement data and past information about typical traffic patterns, these observations provide a sparse and often inaccurate traffic map that cannot reflect real-time conditions. On a normal day, these maps are typically …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Funding, Contracts, Grants

Austin’s Smart City Challenge Proposal: What’s Next?

Austin’s Smart City Challenge Proposal: What’s Next?

In June, the USDOT announced that the winner of the Smart City Challenge competition was Columbus, Ohio, disappointing many in Central Texas who were hoping Austin would snag this city-changing opportunity. The USDOT had pledged up to $40 million to one city that would define the concept of a “Smart City” and become the country’s …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

USDOT Awards CTR $1.7M in Tier 1 UTC Grant

Last week, USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) selected The University of Texas at Austin as a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) to advance cutting-edge research and educational programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation. The co-beneficiaries of the award are the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) and the Wireless Networking …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : Awards

Data Management Plans

Does your project require a data management plan in the proposal? Do you know the five main elements of a data management plan? If you need help in creating a plan, UT has a variety of resources to help you create a plan for specific funding agencies, including guidance and tools for plans. Visit the …


Posted by louise_r  |  Category : CTR Library

Recent Awards and Funding for UT Austin transportation researchers

David Maidment was selected to receive the 2011 Ven Te Chow Award from the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute. This award recognizes individuals whose lifetime achievements in the field of hydrologic engineering have been distinguished by exceptional achievement and significant contributions in research, education or practice. Ken Stokoe was selected by ASCE as the …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Awards