TTI researchers Tim Lomax and David Ellis recently provided testimony to two committees of the Texas Senate, addressing transportation finance and roadway congestion issues. The Senate Transportation Committee on June 23 heard from Lomax, who updated committee members on the work of the Mobility Investment Priorities Project, which addressed the corridors ranking highly on the […]
John Maddox, an expert in connected vehicle technology, testified recently before Congress on the future of surface transportation technology – a key area of research in the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Transportation Policy Research Center. Maddox is the Director of Collaborative Program Strategy in a partnership between TTI and the University of Michigan Transportation […]
The widespread presence of self-driving vehicles is still many years away. To manufacturers, those years represent a long and anxious wait to get their products to market. Government decision-makers, on the other hand, might view the wait as a good thing, as they will need all the time they can get to work through the […]
When we pay for electricity, the charge is based on the number of kilowatt hours we use. For natural gas, we pay for the number of cubic feet we use. For cell phone service, it’s typically the number of minutes we use. If we think of transportation as another utility service, does it make sense […]
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 180,000 vehicles per day drive I-35 between US 183 and SH 71, the 10-mile central artery for travel and commerce in Austin. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) estimates the city’s population will almost double over the next twenty years.
Considering that 85 percent of current traffic is local, the prospect of doubling Austin’s population is daunting.