The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) is a multidisciplinary and multimodal research institute at the University of Texas at Austin, affiliated with the Transportation Engineering Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. In a given year, CTR administers between 150 - 200 research projects and interagency contracts with combined budgets exceeding $12 million. Research includes projects for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Transportation Research Board (TRB), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Rail Administration (FRA), Department of Homeland Security, City of Austin, Capital Metro, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning and Operations (CAMPO), North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), and many others.

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  • Monitoring the Effects of the Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport. Volume I, Ground Transportation Impacts 

    Dunlay, William J., Jr; Henry, Lyndon; Caffery, Thomas G.; Wiersig, Douglas W.; Zambrano, Waldo A. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1976-12)
    The report presents new conceptual and methodological approaches to developing models to interrelate airline schedules, airport-based employee work-shift schedules, and airport access ground traffic volumes in any time ...
  • Lateral Steering Dynamics Model for the Dallas/Fort Worth Airtrans 

    Smith, Craig C.; Tsao, Steven (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1976-12)
    A lateral dynamic steering model of the automatically steered AIRTRANS vehicle at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is developed. The general nonlinear model is linearized and presented in a form suitable for ride quality ...
  • Psychological Analysis of Degree of Safety in Traffic Environment Design 

    Holahan, Charles J. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1979-02)
    Recent on-site accident investigation studies have estimated that between 10 and 25 percent of automobile accidents involve distraction as a principal causative factor. This report presents the findings of a research project ...
  • Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation 

    Valentine, Deborah; Hales, Gary D.; Williams, Martha; Young, Robert K. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1978-10)
    This report reviews the literature generated by the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation (MDAI) studies, sponsored under the Highway Act of 1966. The use of a wide variety of professional disciplines to evaluate accident ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • System 2000: Data Management for Transportation Impact Studies 

    Derr, Gordon; Dodge, Richard; Walton, C. Michael (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1975-09)
    "During the first year of work conducted by the Council for Advanced Transportation Studies (CATS) on Topic II, "The Environmental Impact of Interurban Transportation Systems on Rural Communities," it became apparent that ...
  • Land Value Modeling in Rural Communites 

    Skorpa, Lidvard; Dodge, Richard; Walton, C. Michael (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1974-06)
    Investment in transportation systems has mainly been directed at the goal of reducing the cost of travel and increasing user benefits. This has been considered the best way to enhance production activities and thereby ...
  • Regional and community transportation planning issues : A selected annotated bibliography 

    Huddleston, John; Linehan, Ronald; Sayyari, Abdulla; Dodge, Richard; Walton, C. Michael; Hamby, Marsha (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1975-09)
    "This memorandum is a by-product of the research effort currently being conducted under the topic, "The Influence of Interurban Transportation Systems on the Rural Environment." The first aim of the research is to produce ...
  • A Multivariate Analysis Of Transportation Improvements And Manufacturing Growth In A Rural Region 

    Linehan, Ronald; Walton, C. Michael; Dodge, Richard (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1975-10)
    "One factor long considered an important influence on regional growth and rural town development has been the nature of the transportation networks which serve the region or rural town. While it is ~idely agreed that ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Self-Study Report, The Council for Advanced Transportation Studies 

    Kennedy, Thomas William (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1976-05)
    Objectives and Goal Setting -- Activity Summary -- Implementation Planning -- [Table of Faculty, Staff, Committee Members]
  • Legal obstacles to the use of Texas school buses for public transportation 

    Means, Robert; Briggs, Ronald; Nelson, John E.; Thiemann, Alan J. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1975-01)
    Texas Education Code -- Certification -- Safety Regulations -- Appendix A. Memorandum John E. Nelson and Alan J. Thiemann Re: Use of School Buses for Public Transportation II: Requirements for Certification and Applicable ...
  • MAPRINT A computer program for analyzing changing locations of non-residential activities 

    Hunter, Graham; Dodge, Richard; Walton, C. Michael (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1974-03)
    This is the eleventh in a series of research memos describing activities and findings as part of the work done under the research project entitled "Transportation to Fulfill Human Needs in the Rural/Urban Environment." The ...
  • A systems analysis procedure for estimating the capacity of an airport: a selected bibliography 

    Park, Chang-Ho; Chambers, Edward V. III; Dunlay, William S. Jr (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1975-08)
    "This bibliography was prepared as part of a research project... sponsored by the U. S. Department of Transportation, Office of University Research under Contract DOT-OS-50232. The objective of this research project is to ...
  • A systems analysis procedure for estimating the capacity of an airport: system definition, capacity definition and review of available models 

    Chambers, Edward V. III; Chmores, Tommy; Dunlay, William J., Jr; Gualda, Nicolau D. F.; McCullough, B. F.; Park, Chang-Ho; Zaniewski, John (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1975-10)
    This research memo presents results obtained during the period from July 1 through October 1, 1975, in research on a systems analysis procedure for estimating the capacity of an airport in which both airside and landside ...
  • Pupil transportation: a cost analysis and predictive model 

    Briggs, Ronald; Venhuizen, David (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1975-04)
    "School bus transportation is the only type of mass transit operating in all parts of the United States today. In many rural areas it is the only form of transportation available apart from the private automobile. In many ...

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