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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

Jen Duthie Named to MetroLab Steering Committee

Jen Duthie Named to MetroLab Steering Committee

Launched in September 2015 as part of the White House Smart Cities initiative, MetroLab Network is a national network of more than 30 city-university (and county-university) partnerships.  Its cities and universities are developing technologies and policy approaches that address challenges facing urban areas including: inequality in income, health, mobility, security and opportunity; aging infrastructure; and …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

CTR Collaborates with the City of Austin

We’ve had some inspiring collaboration with the City of Austin in the last year. Two highlights include the Better Streets Week lunch event that highlighted solutions for our mobility future and, even more exciting, our contribution to the city’s proposal entered for the USDOT’s Smart City Challenge. The USDOT has pledged up to $40 million …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : News

CTR Commuter Diversity: Carpooling

CTR Commuter Diversity: Carpooling

As transportation researchers, we are all too familiar with the causes of congestion. And as the saying goes, “you are not stuck in traffic—you are traffic.” So we try to do our part to reduce our impacts on the Austin network in a variety of ways, participating in such congestion-mitigation practices as carpooling, bicycling, and …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Commuting

CTR Shines at RTI Quarterly Meetings

For more than 50 years CTR has been helping address the transportation needs and enhance quality of life for Texans, and the TxDOT research program offers us the main vehicle to do so. This year saw CTR’s contributions recognized at both of the quarterly meetings held so far by TxDOT’s Office of Research and Technology …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : CTR Library

Secretary of Transportation Foxx Visits CTR/D-STOP

Secretary of Transportation Foxx Visits CTR/D-STOP

Photos by Heather Abbott. See the event photo album on Facebook. CTR hosted US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on his national tour of University Transportation Centers (UTC). CTR is home to a Tier 1 UTC, the Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP) Center. During his April 24 visit, Secretary Foxx met with CTR faculty, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Research Digest, Nov.2014: TxDOT Research

The November 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This issue of the digest provides abstracts for 18 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Program publications that were published in September, October, and early November. These publications are from ongoing or completed research projects sponsored through …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

Testimony, Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures & Finance

Testimony, Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures & Finance

Because CTR’s diverse slate of researchers provides such a wide range of transportation expertise, we are uniquely qualified to provide expert testimony on a wide range of topics. In September, CTR Deputy Director Rob Harrison and Research Associate Mike Murphy testified before the Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures and Financing, which is chaired …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Events