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CTR Researcher Presents Testimony at the Capitol

On March 4, 2013, Alejandra Cruz Ross was invited to present testimony before the newly created International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. Representative Poncho Nevárez, Chairman of the International Bridges and Border Crossings Subcommittee, was particularly interested in the work that CTR and TTI’s study team has been developing in the border region for the …


Posted by maureenk@mail.utexas.edu  |  Category : Borders / Ports of entry

Dr. Randy B. Machemehl receives CUTC Award

Randy B. Machemehl  Dr. Randy B. Machemehl received the Council of University Transportation Center (CUTC) Award, Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research, on January 12, 2013, at the CUTC annual banquet in Washington, D.C. Randy B. Machemehl at the CUTC annual banquet, January 2013 This CUTC award has been given annually since 1998 to honor …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Awards

Center for Transportation Research receives grant from CN’s “Stronger Communities” Fund

The Center for Transportation Research, at The University of Texas at Austin, is extremely pleased to have received a grant from the Canadian National Railway Company’s (CN) Community Investment Program “CN Stronger Communities Fund” in December 2012. The grant is intended to support further research into “Railroads and Incompatible Land Uses: Continuing Research Into Causes …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Awards

UT Austin Student, Dan Fagnant, wins Dr. William J. Harris Award Outstanding PhD Student award

UT Austin Dan Fagnant has been honored this fall with the 2012 Dr. William J. Harris Award Outstanding PhD Student award. Dan has also been selected to represent the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC) at the annual UTC Outstanding Student of the Year awards ceremony during TRB’s Annual Meeting in January, 2013. Daniel Fagnant …


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Student Tarun Rambha receives 2012 CUTC award for thesis

Tarun Rambha, an MS graduate student, has been awarded the 2012 Milton Pikarsky Award for the best MS thesis in the Science and Technology category by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). Rambha’s award marks the 13th consecutive year that a UT student has won a national CUTC award for their thesis or dissertation. …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Awards

C. Michael Walton to Receive the Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation

Dr. C. Michael Walton, Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, is the 2013 recipient of the Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation. The award will be presented during the Chairman’s Luncheon on January 16, 2013, at the TRB 92nd Annual Meeting, January 13-17, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Walton …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Awards

October issue of the Research Digest

The October 2012 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 32 recent publications (August-October) from the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Cooperative Research Program. The research projects represented here are sponsored through the TxDOT Research and Technology Implementation Office (RTI) and cover a wide range of …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

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 …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Bicycles