2013 December

Research Digest, December 2013: TxDOT

The December 2013 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. The issue of the digest provides abstracts for 14 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Program publications that were published from September through December. These publications are from ongoing or completed research projects sponsored through the TxDOT …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

Networking Modeling Center Year in Review

The Network Modeling Center (NMC) recently held an end-of-year event for researchers, staff, and students to celebrate 2013 accomplishments. Held at the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s (TACC) visualization lab, they showcased the two organizations’ recent collaboration, with focus given to the capabilities of a new visualization tool for the dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) model. NMC …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : Network Modeling Center

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

Pavement Performance Prediction System is Valuable Tool for TxDOT

Transportation agencies across the US, including the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), have long been moving towards the development of pavement management systems that allow performance monitoring of their roadways. Driven by advanced information technologies such as GIS and sophisticated modeling techniques, such systems would help transportation officials develop more accurate budget and policy planning …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : Pavements

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

CTR Students and Faculty Win Big at CUTC Awards

NEWS RELEASE: Three recent graduates from the Center for Transportation Research at UT-Austin have been given awards by the Council for University Transportation Centers. Christina Bernardo received the C.V. Wootan Award for Best MS Thesis in Planning and Policy, while Sriram Narayanamoorthy and Rajesh Paleti both were awarded the Milton Pikarsky Award for Best MS Thesis and Best PhD Dissertation, respectively, for Science and Technology. The awards will be presented during the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on January 12, 2014…


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : Awards