2015 April

Research Digest, April 2015: TxDOT Research

The April 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 16 recent publications from the research program sponsored by TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Office​ (RTI). The research projects represented here cover a wide range of topics. This issue includes technical …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

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

Zhang’s Research Quantifies PPPs for Real-World Applications

Zhang’s Research Quantifies PPPs for Real-World Applications

Highway funding shortfalls necessitate alternative and creative ways to finance the highway infrastructure, and one such innovative way is to form public-private partnerships (PPPs). In doing so, the private sector is highly interested in anticipating any risks to its investment, while the public sector is keen to forge a partnership based on a fair concession …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Conference

Mike Engelhardt Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Engelhardt Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Michael Engelhardt is a recipient of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Lifetime Achievement Award that will be presented at the spring 2015 NASCC Steel Conference. AISC’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made a difference in the structural steel industry’s success and recognizes their outstanding service over a sustained period of years to AISC and …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Maria Juenger Named Fellow of American Ceramic Society

Maria Juenger Named Fellow of American Ceramic Society

Please join CTR in congratulating faculty researcher Maria Juenger for being elevated to the grade of Fellow of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). This is a very well deserved award, and recognition of Juenger’s achievement will be given at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet at the 117th Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, in October 2015. …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Longhorns Take the District Traffic Bowl Yet Again

Longhorns Take the District Traffic Bowl Yet Again

CTR’s student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) once again sent a team to the Traffic Bowl competition—and once again won the district-level Traffic Bowl! The competition took place during the 2015 TexITE Spring Meeting in College Station on March 12. That means our team will go on to represent the Texas District in the international competition—for …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Students

CTR Director Bhat Wins the 2015 Masters Transportation Engineering Award

CTR Director Bhat Wins the 2015 Masters Transportation Engineering Award

Congratulations to CTR Director Chandra Bhat for receiving the 2015 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In selecting Bhat for this award, the ASCE award committee particularly noted his innovations that have contributed to outstanding transportation planning, specifically his pioneering contributions to transportation systems analysis, his international …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

CTR Staffer Ashley Williams Wins WTS Award

CTR Staffer Ashley Williams Wins WTS Award

CTR is proud to announce that veteran staffer Ashley Williams has been named the WTS Member of the Year for the Heart of Texas (HOT) Chapter. WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. This award acknowledges a WTS member who has …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards