UT’s Sashi Nambisan and Jennifer Richards have garnered attention for a paper the two presented at the Engineering Leaders for Grand Challenges conference held at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
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NBC News interviewed Center for Transportation Research Director David Clarke about a fatal train crash in New York and what safety measures can be taken to prevent future incidents.
UT’s Larry Bray and Mark Burton, both of the Center for Transportation Research as well as the Department of Economics, recently helped author a study on inland waterways.
Center for Transportation Research Director David Clarke, considered an expert in the field of rail transportation, safety, and shipping, recently talked to Motherboard about the future of driverless trains. Motherboard, on online magazine that describes itself as “dedicated to the intersection of technology, science and humans,” posed the question as to why, given all the
Vehicles carrying hazardous materials are a part of everyday traffic in the modern world, with 1.2 million shipments a day in the United States alone. Most drivers aren’t aware of this—until something goes awry.
UT’s David Clarke recently took part in a show on NPR discussing railroad safety.
The nighttime safety of drivers and passengers on Tennessee’s highways could soon be greatly improved thanks to a new research project through the Center for Transportation Research. The high number of injuries and deaths from traffic incidents prompted agencies such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations to recognize their epidemic proportion.
The Center for Transportation Research has reaffirmed its status as a preeminent research center by announcing the establishment of the Faculty Fellows Program.
College of Engineering professor Shashi Nambisan has been elected president of the Council of University Transportation Centers. Nambisan, of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center for Transportation Research, is one of the leading researchers in the area of transportation. Nambisan’s expertise led the governor of Nevada to proclaim “Shashi Nambisan Day” in recognition of his efforts to improve transportation safety in that state.
The most recognizable number for alternative fuel proponents has long been E-85—which indicates a much higher ethanol content than most fuels—but thanks in part to efforts from a UT group, that could soon give way to a new number: I-75.