Mingzhou Jin, director of the reliability and maintainability engineering program in the College of Engineering and who was recently named as a Center for Transportation Research fellow for 2015–16, has been invited to join On Track North America, a nonprofit think tank devoted to maximizing the potential of rail transportation within the continent.
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A recent policy brief about funding transportation from the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy has garnered national attention. Baker Center Director Matt Murray, David Greene, the senior Baker fellow in energy and the environment at the center, and Mark Burton, a research associate professor of economics and the director of economics for the Center for Transportation Research, collaborated on the report.
UT’s Center for Transportation Research has selected three faculty members from the College of Engineering, one from the Department of Economics and one from the Haslam College of Business as part of its 2015 Fellows class.
UT and Blount County officials recently took to the community to help try to improve seat belt use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Center for Transportation Research and KAT recently held a contest for students to enter their best drawings and designs for potential use on buses and trolleys.