Decision makers use data to assess alternatives, weigh tradeoffs, and to evaluate performance. Stakeholders use data to assess the comprehensive performance of a transportation organization. The public uses data to inform their personal decisions and travel behavior. Transportation data is a key component for policy research and performance management. This report provides a roadmap of […]
A more open economic relationship with Cuba offers the opportunity to expand U.S.-Cuba (and Texas-Cuba) trade, increase imports for U.S. products among Cuban consumers, and foster greater productivity in the Cuban economy. While Texas ports seem well positioned to handle any additional cargo increase associated with increased trade with Cuba, questions remain regarding the island […]
In April 2017, the transportation network company (TNC) Uber held a conference called Elevate Summit where it revealed a plan for on-demand urban air transportation. Uber’s plan was already in an advanced state of development, had included a number of industry and government stakeholders in its preparation, and proposed two pilot projects, one in Dubai, […]
Transportation data is the foundation for informed policy decision making. The purpose of this brief is to provide an overview of the various transportation data requirements and current transportation public data sources. The brief concludes with an introduction to emerging trends that suggest opportunities for new data sources that will enhance research activities, including a […]
Connected Vehicle Infrastructure (CVI), a component of the broader category of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), focuses on communications and connectivity between vehicles and infrastructure. This report provides an overview of CVI technology, reviews existing and proposed legislation relevant to CVI implementation, identifies existing funding mechanisms, reviews CVI pilot programs, and presents potential implementation barriers.
This research explores whether vehicles that are both Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) and Automated Vehicles (AVs) may operate legally on public roads in Texas. The report concludes that the legality of vehicles that are a combination of AVs and NEVs (or “automated NEVs”) is unclear in Texas. While the intent of Senate Bill 2205 was […]