TTI, partnering with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and operating under contract to Texas A&M University, seeks to develop a smarter campus transportation ecosystem, increasing safety, mobility, throughput, and efficiency across all modes of transportation in the campus environment.
The primary goal of this initiative is to encourage anyone who has technologies to potentially improve a transportation environment to bring them to Texas A&M’s campus where administrators and planners are looking for ideas that can be demonstrated and evaluated. The use of multiple technologies of the same type or in the same location will also show how synergies can be developed between technologies and modes.
Once the demonstration is in place in the campus environment, TTI and its partners will evaluate the technologies and determine how well they work independently or in combination with other technologies in a complementary fashion to solve transportation issues in the campus environment. Specifically, the initiative will:
- assess technologies and services proposed for the campus,
- recommend technologies and practices to include on-campus demonstrations,
- provide testing venues for technology demonstrations,
- integrate multimodal transportation strategies,
- evaluate the technology demonstrations for benefits and advancements in the campus transportation environment, and
- prepare and publish a comprehensive report of findings.