Browsing by Department "Center for Transportation Research"
    • Age-Related Factors in Driving Safety 

      Valentine, Deborah; Williams, Martha; Young, Robert K. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1978-02)
      Accident and violation rates are higher for older and younger drivers. Causative or confounding variables studied in relation to this phenomenon have included experience, exposure rates, hazard miles driven, personality, ...
    • Airport Capacity Analysis: A Systems Approach 

      Zaniewski, John P. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1974-07)
      Existing quantitative models for analysis of the capacity of various components of the airport system are presented. Procedures for utilizing these models in a system analysis are discussed. Recommendations are made ...
    • Alcohol and Accidents 

      Young, Robert K.; Valentine, Deborah; Williams, Martha S. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-03)
      The relationship between drinking and driving is a complex one. In general, the probability of a crash increases as blood alcohol concentration (BAC) increases. Physiological changes with increased BAC impair attention ...
    • Alcohol Countermeasures 

      Hales, Gary D.; Williams, Martha; Young, Robert K. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-07)
      This paper discusses the variety of mechanisms and methods that have been used for the purpose of either preventing or at least lessening the seriousness of automobile accidents due to DWI (driving while intoxicated). ...
    • Annual Report / Council for Advanced Transportation Studies 

      Council for Advanced Transportation Studies (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1970 to 19)
      Preface -- Summary of Research Objectives and Accomplishments -- Selected Highlights During the Year -- Council Staffing -- Research Activities (Department of Transportation; Other Projects) -- Support Available for ...
    • Automobile Collision Reconstruction: A Literature Survey 

      Olson, Barry D.; Smith, Craig C. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1979-02)
      A great number of papers have been written dealing with the characteristics of automobile collisions. In this report, the principal research methods which are used are reviewed and the major papers dealing with each method ...
    • Carpool and Bus Matching Program for the University of Texas at Austin 

      Rosenbloom, Sandra; Shelton, Nancy J. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1974-09)
      I.Foreword -- II. Introduction -- III. Survey Procedures and Preliminary Results -- IV. Impact Analysis -- V. Proposed new routes for service in the University Community -- Bibliography -- Appendices.
    • Characteristics of Local Passenger Transportation Providers in Texas 

      Briggs, Ronald (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-01)
      This study seeks to accomplish five things: first, to provide a basic understanding of the transportation complex currently serving the public in general and the transportation disadvantaged in particular; second, to provide ...
    • A Data Base for the U.S. Forest Service Pavement Management System 

      Hernandez, Jorge E.; McCullough, B. Frank; Hudson, W. Ronald (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1981-05)
      This report is the first phase of a proposed three-phase project developing and implementing a database for the Pavement Design Management System (PDMS) which was developed by The University of Texas at Austin in cooperation ...
    • Demographic Variables and Accidents 

      Valentine, Deborah; Williams, Martha; Young, Robert K. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1978-01)
      Highway transportation systems are usually designed with the "typical" driver in mind. The "typical" driver is a white male of middle class background. Research is reviewed in this monograph for accident data pertaining ...
    • Drugs and Their Effect on Driving Performance 

      Valentine, Deborah; Williams, Martha S.; Young, Robert K. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-05)
      This report reviews the literature on the association of drug use and accidents. Research indicates widespread use of psychotropic drugs with tentative evidence to indicate their use may impair driving performance. The ...
    • Dynamic Modelling for Automobile Acceleration Response and Ride Quality Over Rough Roadways 

      Healey, Anthony J.; Smith, Craig C.; Stearman, Ronald O.; Nathman, Edward (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1974-12)
      Current interest in dynamics and vibration of ground transportation vehicles arises from the fact that excessive levels can lead to unsafe operation and give an uncomfortable ride to passengers. Current work by the U.S. ...
    • Effects of Visual Distraction on Reaction Time in a Simulated Traffic Environment 

      Holahan, C. Josh (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-03)
      Existing studies of the relationship between visual distractors and traffic accidents are both limited and contradictory. The present study investigates the effect of: (a) number of distractors, (b) color of distractors, ...
    • An Evaluation of Promotional Tactics and Utility Measurement Methods for Public Transportation Systems 

      Alpert, Mark; Golden, Linda; Betak, John; Story, James; Davies, C. Shane (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-03)
      This report summarizes work in the third year of a research program that has sought to build on community-researched transportation needs and measure the impact of various marketing strategies for public transportation ...
    • An Evaluation of the Utilization of Psychological Knowledge Concerning Potential Roadside Distractors 

      Holahan, Charles J. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1979-05)
      This report presents the findings of a project designed: (1) to evaluate the effect of nighttime distractors on accidents at signalized intersections, and (2) to facilitate the implementation at the local level of traffic ...
    • Feasibility of Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation in Texas 

      Fitzpatrick, Hal L.; Smith, Craig C.; Reed, Walter S. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-09)
      A study was conducted to determine whether or not the State of Texas should establish Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation (MDAI) teams to investigate vehicle accidents in the State. Procedures and benefits of Federal ...
    • Forecast of Revenue Freight Carried by Rail in Texas to 1990 

      Williams, David L. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1974-04)
      Revenue tons of freight carried by rail in Texas have been forecast to 1990 using multiple regression analysis and trend analysis. Data were gathered on the dependent variable (revenue tons of freight carried by rail in ...
    • Forecast of Truckload Freight of Class I Motor Carriers of Property in the Southwestern Region to 1990 

      Gorse, Mary Lee (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1975-03)
      Truckload revenue freight of Class I common and contract motor carriers of property operating in intercity service in the Southwestern Region has been forecast to 1990 using multiple regression analysis. Data were gathered ...
    • The Influence on Rural Communities of Interurban Transportation Systems 

      Walton, C. Michael; Dodge, Richard; Huddleston, John; Betak, John; Linehan, Ron; Heimsath, Charles (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-08)
      This research project, "The Influence on Rural Communities of Inter-Urban Transportation Systems," was one of five conducted under the general title, "Transportation to Fulfill Human Needs in a Rural/Urban Environment. ...
    • The Influence on Rural Communities of Interurban Transportation Systems. Volume II 

      Walton, C. Michael; Huddleston, John; Heimsath, Charles; Linehan, Ron; Betak, John (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-08)
      This research project, The Influence on Rural Communities of Inter-Urban Transportation Systems," was one of five conducted under the general title, "Transportation to Fulfill Human Needs in the Rural/Urban Environment." ...