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News Topic transportation was found in 11 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

October 2016

  • UTA researchers earn phase II TxDOT funding to model geothermal de-icing of bridges
    Heating up

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, faculty, transportation, weather

    UTA researchers are devising a way to use geothermal energy to de-ice Texas bridges and overpasses through funding from a Texas Department of Transportation Innovation Project. The research is being done in UTA’s Organized Research Center of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure.

September 2016

  • TxDOT implementation contract with UTA aims to reduce pavement cracking, improve slope stabilization
    Road improvement

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineering professor is implementing a system for the Texas Department of Transportation that will help reduce cracking in highway pavement and stabilize highway slopes when soil begins to shift.

  • Two grants to fund UTA design, installation of fiber-reinforced concrete pipes under roads
    Longer lasting roads

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, manufacturing, transportation

    UTA is working with the Texas Department of Transportation to install a brand new standard in fiber-reinforced concrete pipes that is more durable and longer lasting than current pipes. The UTA civil engineering team also is working to develop 100-year service life protocols for synthetic fiber pipes for the Florida Department of Transportation.

July 2016

  • Hladik named new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services
    Parking, transportation

    Friday, July 29, 2016

    News Topics: staff, student life, students, transportation

    Greg Hladik has been named the new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services. Hladik has previously served as assistant director for auxiliary services, with responsibility for the retail units in College Park and working with university housing.

May 2016

March 2016

  • UTA researcher shows affordable housing not so affordable when transportation costs soar
    Transportation impacts

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A faculty transportation planning expert and smart-growth advocate has shown the real impact transportation costs have on affordable housing. Shima Hamidi's findings are published in the journal Housing Policy Debate. She directs UTA's Institute of Urban Studies.

  • UTA research blends public health measures in regional transportation plan
    Livable communities

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, engineering, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A UTA multi-disciplinary team from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the College of Engineering is blending health decisions and impacts into the regional transportation decision-making process. The research is funded through a North Central Texas Council of Governments grant.

January 2016