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  • Established in 1950
  • $53.6 million in 2013 research expenditures
  • >600 research projects annually
  • 10 statewide locations
  • 10 state and national research centers

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) develops solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. The Institute conducts over 600 research projects annually with about 200 sponsors at all levels of government and the private sector. In the laboratory and the classroom, TTI researchers help prepare students for transportation careers.

Recognized as one of the premier higher education-affiliated transportation research agencies in the nation, TTI’s research and development program has made significant breakthroughs across all facets of the transportation system.  TTI research is widely known as an excellent value with a proven impact of saving lives, time and resources.

TTI’s headquarters is located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. The Institute maintains a full-service safety proving grounds facility; environmental and emissions facility; and sediment and erosion control laboratory in Bryan, Texas, as well as other facilities and laboratories on the Texas A&M campus and a test track in Pecos, Texas. TTI has eight offices in Texas—Arlington, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Galveston, Houston, San Antonio and Waco—and an office in Mexico City.  TTI also has a presence in Doha, Qatar, at Texas A&M University at Qatar.