In the past three years, many states have increased or introduced new taxes in order to boost roadway funding. Tennessee, however, has made no policy changes and will increasingly confront challenges to its ability to fund roads, according to a new paper by researchers at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
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The Center for Transportation Research at UT has established itself as a go-to source for information, research, and expertise in all areas of transportation. Recently, the CTR established its Faculty Fellows program to recognize some of the people who have helped advance that work. Now in its third year, the program has 15 members, including
UT’s Mark Burton recently spoke to WATE about the possibility of a gas shortage in Knoxville following the Alabama pipeline explosion.
UT’s David Clarke spoke with WUOT about the future of driverless cars and the steps that need to be taken before they become a reality.
Center for Transportation Research director David Clarke recently spoke to the Associated Press about the rail disaster in New Jersey.
David Clarke addresses driverless cars, transportation.
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.
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.