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Press Release: Texas Releases Statewide Automated Vehicle Procurement

Press Release: Texas Releases Statewide Automated Vehicle Procurement

TEXAS RELEASES STATEWIDE AUTOMATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT: Another Step Forward to Enable Automated Vehicle Development HGACBuy in partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), and Texas Innovation Alliance issues a statewide request for proposals (RFP) for automated vehicles. TEXAS – Transportation is the new frontier in the emerging technology market, and Texas is …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

2018 Summer Symposium Schedule Released

Each summer D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, hosts an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) provides interns with unique insight into transportation education and helps prepare them for a possible career in the field. This year’s program kicks …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Research Digest, May 2018: State DOTs

Research Digest, May 2018: State DOTs

The May 2018 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This digest from CTR Library provides abstracts for 19 publications recently received from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from various states including Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Utah, and Virginia. …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Student Spotlight: Rahul Patel

Student Spotlight: Rahul Patel

Name:  Rahul Patel Hometown:  Frisco, Texas Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Boyles Hobbies: Anything outdoors, soccer, basketball, travel, hanging out with friends Notable Honor: Named D-STOP’s 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I was an undergrad at UT also, majoring in …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Researcher Spotlight: Jorge Zornberg

Researcher Spotlight: Jorge Zornberg

Dr. Jorge Zornberg, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, and his CTR research team are revolutionizing the roads we drive on. Under his leadership, their research focuses primarily on soil structure design, geosynthetics, and waste containment facilities, with specific emphasis on the geotechnical aspects of transportation engineering. His work covers roadways, retaining walls, bridges, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Researcher Spotlight

Research Digest, April 2018, Federal Government Publications

Research Digest, April 2018, Federal Government Publications

CTR Library’s April 2018 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download. This is our first issue to include U.S. Government publications that were recently selected for our collection. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 17 publications recently made available online from the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Research Digest, March 2018: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, March 2018: TxDOT Research

The March 2018 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 17 recent publications from the research program sponsored by TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Division​ (RTI). The research projects represented here cover a wide range of topics. This issue includes reports on …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Announcing Our New Director: Amit Bhasin

Announcing Our New Director: Amit Bhasin

AUSTIN, Texas — Amit Bhasin, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been named the new director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin. He assumed the role on February 15 and is the fifth director in …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Faculty