Texas Technology Task Force

The Texas Technology Task Force (TTTF) was formed in 2013 encompassing a group of professionals with expertise from areas such as, information and communications technologies, telematics, computing, economic and legal, public relations. and various emerging transportation technologies. The first three meetings of the TTTF took place during phase one of work in the contract period for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Project 0-6803 and were held in Austin, Texas from February 2013 through August 2013. These meetings focused on identifying new, transformational technologies that have potential to drastically change transport in Texas in the mid-to-long-term. Work completed by the research team during this period resulted in the development and implementation of an evaluation framework for categorizing and selecting groups of emerging technologies for development and promotion. The second phase of TTTF of work under TxDOT Research Project 0-6803 took place from September 2013 through December 2013 and resulted in initial background work for the establishment of the Strategic Technology Business Plan (STBP). Chapters of the STBP were submitted to TxDOT as research report two (R2) for TxDOT Research Project 0-6801. Finally, the third phase focused on technology discovery (Terminated 8/31/15) completed during the contract period for TxDOT Research Project 0-6803-01 reconvened the Task Force to review and revise phase one and two work and expanded the list of other highly transformational technologies or integrated systems. New technologies in the portfolio were evaluated using the framework developed in phase one and new Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) joined the Task Force to provide insights on new technologies. Finally, additional work toward the establishment of the Strategic Technology Business Plan completed and submitted to TxDOT as draft chapters of the STBP (deliverable P5 of 0-6803-01). This three year work program will enhance previously completed work by the TTTF and provide necessary supporting research on emerging technologies and their trial programs to form the basis of recommendations to TxDOT regarding the development of programs and initiatives for technology adoption and integration in Texas.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Adams, Joe

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    University of Texas at Austin
    1616 Guadalupe, Suite 4.202
    Austin, Texas  United States  78701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Walton, C

  • Start Date: 20150901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618980
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6902
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 20 2016 5:30PM