Public Transportation

CTR Commuter Diversity: Public Transit

CTR Commuter Diversity: Public Transit

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

NMC Tackles Map-Matching to Create App-Ready Transit Files

NMC Tackles Map-Matching to Create App-Ready Transit Files

The Network Modeling Center (NMC) has developed innovative, open-source software (Map Matcher) to match up maps that were not designed to be used together, enabling use of those maps in regional transit planning. NMC specializes in traffic modeling that helps regions forecast traffic patterns to ease congestion. NMC researchers Kenneth A. Perrine, Natalia Ruiz Juri, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Network Modeling Center

Kara Kockelman: what in your field could make the world a better place?

Professor Kara Kockelman responds to the question “What in your field could make the world a better place?” With population and standards of living rising, associated transportation congestion, energy demands and environmental impacts are serious concerns. In terms of advances that will enhance our future, I am most excited about vehicle sharing, vehicle propulsion and …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Energy & Resources