Center for Transportation Research News

Crash, Rollover Simulators Show Students Reasons to Drive Safely

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The UT community is invited to have a smashing time on Friday, courtesy of a safety lesson offered by the UT Police Department. UTPD’s “Blue Light Special” will take place at the Gate 21 Plaza outside Neyland Stadium between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Study Could Improve Safety for Cyclists, E-Bikes

A study by UT researchers could soon change the way electric bicycles are used and regulated. Led by Chris Cherry, the group took one of the first in-depth looks at how the behavior of e-bike riders compares to that of traditional bikers.

Center for Transportation Research Event Has Multiple Benefits

The Center for Transportation Research is helping launch a Knox County–wide outreach program, the Knoxville Area Scavenger Hunt, to help encourage middle and high school students in the area to learn more about and better use public transportation.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Center for Transportation Research


This week’s featured partnership is the Center for Transportation Research. CTR partners with state and local agencies, businesses, and industry throughout the country. CTR works with community agencies to meet the needs of transportation-disadvantaged residents and conducts a summer transportation academy for seventh- and eighth-grade girls.

UT Rail Experts Featured in Amtrak Crash Coverage


David Clarke, director of UT’s Center for Transportation Research, and Mark Burton, who works at the center, have once again been able to provide valuable insight to national media in the wake of a rail disaster.

UT Professors’ Paper Honored at Qatar Conference

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.

UT’s David Clarke Interviewed About Driverless Trains


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

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