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"Researchers from the University of Michigan and BYU have discovered a way to provide a little extra cushion when it comes to near-accidents. Their new study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, finds that people react significantly faster to warning signs that depict greater movement." http://ow.ly/JBNQ9
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CTR in the news! The Bastrop City Council was pleased with the traffic modeling results presented by Dr. Mason Gemar, as predicting the upcoming construction-related congestion will help them better estimate the impacts on Bastrop traffic.

“'One good part is that the Highway 95 and 71 overpass is a year off, so we have time to study traffic counts to see if additional traffic signals are needed,' [City Manager Mike] Talbot said. His findings will be shared with the City Council.

'It has been a very positive experience having the study done with UT,' Talbot said. 'They have bent over backward to work with us, have spent time to educate us, and it has been an invigorating experience. I am happy to have had a chance to participate.'"

http://ow.ly/JgJCk
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Join Austin Women in Technology for their 2nd annual ATX Women in Tech Panel. Friday, February 27, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at UT's iSchool

Hear how women in diverse, information-related fields have built tech skills to further their careers. A reception will follow. Recruiters will be attending. Great networking opportunity. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/J1ceJ
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Here's some positive news about our city: Austin's Complete Streets policy made the top 10 list nationwide.

“Austin’s stellar Complete Streets policy will allow more travel options for more people, which leads to improved health for Austinites, enhanced quality of life in our community, and attracts the best employers and workers to Austin,” says Robin Stallings, Executive Director of BikeTexas.

http://ow.ly/IU9FU
The City of Austin is working to make streets safer for all road users—and our work has been recognized by the National Complete Streets Coalition as among the nation’s best. Austin’s Complete
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People moving by the numbers!
This photo circulated the internet a few years ago showing the physical space required to transport 60 people by car, bus, and bike.
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U.S. West Coast shippers invoke specter of port shutdowns http://ow.ly/IybfJ
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EPIC (with a capital EPIC) commercial for Danish bus system. http://ow.ly/JnUbN
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Join diverse experts at UT for a week-long examination of some of the most vital energy issues facing society: http://ow.ly/J82av
Many of the world's top scientists conducting research on an array of energy issues call The University of Texas at Austin home. Join these and other experts in academia, industry, government and the non-profit world for a reality check on some of the most vital energy issues facing society in ...
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Each year, the University Transportation Centers each select a student of the year to be honored at the CUTC Banquet on the Saturday before TRB starts. The D-STOP Center (administered by CTR) selected MS student Michael Levin as its 2014 Outstanding Student of the Year.

Read Michael's Student Spotlight: http://ctr.utexas.edu/2015/02/11/student-spotlight-michael-levin/
Name: Michael Levin  Hometown:  Houston, Texas Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen D. Boyles <img class=size-medium wp-image-6309 alt=Photo of Michael Levin src=http://ctr.utexas.
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UT engineering students are getting creative in the new Longhorn Maker Studio. http://ow.ly/IObwc
From robot parts to works of art, maker spaces across the Forty Acres are inspiring students. Check out where students are bringing their ideas to life.Read...
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Hey campus-area folks, today's the last day to respond to a survey about how the city should improve the Guadalupe corridor: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/thedrag

(That's Guadalupe Street near the UT Austin campus with approximate boundaries of MLK Jr. Blvd to the south, W 29th Street to the north, Rio Grande Street to the west, and a block into the UT Austin campus to the east.)
The City of Austin is working to identify short-term to long-term transportation improvements to enhance mobility, safety, and quality of life along the Guadalupe corridor. The program area includes Guadalupe Street near the UT Austin campus with approximate boundaries of MLK Jr.
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Ten years in the making, Texas’s first transparent noise wall along a section of IH 30 in Dallas was the result of CTR's collaboration with TxDOT and a Dallas neighborhood association. CTR is proud to announce that our research team won a TxDOT Environmental Award for their role in this successful implementation.

Get full details: http://ctr.utexas.edu/2014/12/01/txdot-environmental-achievement-award/

Photo by CTR researcher Manuel Trevino.
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The Center for Transportation Research is a nationally recognized research institution focusing on transportation research, education, and public service. Established in 1963 as the Center for Highway Research, its current and ongoing projects address virtually all aspects of transportation, including economics, multimodal systems, traffic congestion relief, transportation policy, materials, structures, transit, environmental impacts, driver behavior, land use, geometric design, accessibility, and pavements.