Preparing and Utilizing Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research in Transportation

In fulfilling its mission of delivering a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of goods and people, TxDOT is focused on building and maintaining roads. TxDOT must explore methods beyond adding lanes and pouring concrete; therefore, TxDOT must explore the use of emerging technologies to achieve cost savings, reduce traffic congestion, promote safety, and increase economic activity. To prepare the Texas transportation system for the future, TxDOT must cultivate an environment which facilitates and promotes the preparation and use of emerging technologies. Objectives of this project are to [1.] Conduct outreach, coordination and engage with relevant industries and other state, regional, and local agencies to provide TxDOT with a framework of emerging technologies. [2.] Explore and pursue a portfolio of new and emerging technologies which will affect the Texas transportation system. [3.] Provide recommendations to TxDOT with a plan to prepare for, and utilize those applicable technologies in the future.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $899406
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

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

    Pridgen, Shelley

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

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

    Walton, Michael

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01690753
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6999
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 11 2019 3:37PM