• September 19th, 2017

The Alabama Department of Transportation’s Traffic Management Center has been running since June on the University of Alabama campus. State and school officials working there say they’ve already made a positive impact on west Alabama driving habits. “If there’s crashes, if there’s accidents or construction, it’s a great avenue for us to get that info […]

  • December 1st, 2016

The subject of the 10th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference is Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. Each year, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities comprise over 12 percent of all traffic fatalities. Conditions for safe bicycling and walking have wide-ranging impacts related to accessing public transportation, commuting to school and work, accessing local services, and improving general health. […]

  • December 31st, 2011

In June, 2011, RITA Administrator Peter Appel informed the university transportation centers (UTC) that the 59 current UTC Program grants would not be funded for Federal Fiscal Year 2011 but that a new rendition of the UTC program would be fully funded for that year. July saw the release of the grant solicitation from RITA, […]

  • October 31st, 2011

Since becoming a university transportation center (UTC) of the US Department of Transportation in 1999, The University Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA) has conducted transportation education, research, and technology-transfer activities throughout the state and region. Faculty and students at The University of Alabama (UA), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and The University of […]

  • October 11th, 2009

At the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), the tool used by traffic engineers to predict whether a queue will form at a freeway work zone is the Excel-based ―Lane Rental Model‖ developed at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (OkDOT) and whose work zone capacity values are based on the 1994 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM, 1994). […]