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Austin Chronicle: Getting off the Road

In a June 27, 2014, article by Austin Chronicle’s Robyn Ross,  CTR Director Dr. Chandra Bhat and former director Dr. Randy Machemehl offer insight on transportation challenges in Austin. http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2014-06-27/getting-off-the-road/  


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : News

New CTR logo and website!

New CTR logo and website!

Reflects focus on collaboration, innovation, and education. Friends of CTR- Over the past 50 years, the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) has undertaken pioneering efforts to improve transportation safety and accessibility, and enhance the economic vitality and the social vibrancy of our region, our state, and our country. So, as we celebrate 50 years of …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : CTR Library

TxDOT Sound Barrier in Dallas

For anyone living in a densely populated urban area located next to a big highway moving lots of cars, they will testify to the amount of noise the roadways can generate. It significantly impacts the surrounding neighborhoods, and adversely affects their quality of life. Such was the case in the Dallas neighborhood of Edgefield off …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : Environment

CTR in the News

During the past two months, CTR experts have been tapped by various media outlets to provide insight into topical transportation issues. Ph.D. candidate, Dan Fagnant, was featured in a Washington Post article regarding his work on an ENO research publication on self-driving cars. The work as also widely cited in other national and international media …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : News

Emerging Transportation Technology in Texas

Study Finds Technology is Future of Transportation in Texas News Release For Immediate Release December 18, 2013 AUSTIN, Texas – A report encouraging investment in new transportation technologies in Texas – like self-driving cars – has been released by the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin. Commissioned by the …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  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

Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, It is a new academic year, and with that we bring a wave of fresh new and exciting initiatives here at the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at the University of Texas at Austin. Over the past year, we have recruited a communications coordinator and a grants/contracts staff person, reconfigured our staffing structure, …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : News