UTA In The News — Friday, November 20, 2020

Friday, Nov 20, 2020

Autonomous vehicle program
May Mobility and Via have announced a partnership to provide fixed-route autonomous vehicles for use in the city of Arlington, Metro Magazine, Intelligent Transport, Crain’s Detroit Business and Traffic Technology reported. The city of Arlington and UT Arlington are working with the two companies through a U.S. Federal Transit Administration grant. UT Arlington students will receive up to 20,000 free rides starting in March when the pilot program is expected to launch.

UTA professor re-elected
UT Arlington’s Jim Williams, a civil engineering professor, has been re-elected president of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society, Mirage News and U.S. Fed News reported.

UTA Libraries contribute to presentation
The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas has announced the release of a new digital web-based experience for exploring the history of Dealey Plaza, KXAS NBC 5 and The Times of Freestone County reported. UT Arlington Libraries contributed to the archival resources used in the new interactive multimedia presentation.

Engineering professor named fellow
Ali Abolmaali, professor and chair of the UT Arlington Civil Engineering Department, was named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineering Business Daily reported. Abolmaali is the sixth UTA engineering faculty member awarded this status.