The majority of the world’s freight is transported by rail. Keeping this critical mode of our nation’s transportation infrastructure running efficiently requires forward thinking and practical solutions—both of which are specialties with the researchers with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI) Rail Research Group. An example of their research is the futuristic Universal Freight Shuttle, a revolutionary cargo movement concept developed by Assistant Agency Director Steve Roop.
The Rail Research Group is also actively involved in ways to expand and enhance the passenger rail system to make it a viable option for commuters and travelers.
- Measuring the Benefits of Intercity Passenger Rail: A Study of the Heartland Flyer Corridor
- Examining Long-Distance Express Bus as an Extension of and Feeder to Passenger Rail Systems
- Potential Development of an Intercity Passenger Transit System in Texas
- Studying of the Heartland Flyer
- Galveston Advanced Technology Passenger-Freight Rail Corridor Comprehensive Strategy
- Funding Strategies and Project Costs for State-Supported Intercity Passenger Rail: Selected Case Studies and Cost Data
- Potential Impacts of Public Involvement in Freight Rail Projects
- Houston Rail System Analysis
- Importance of Short Line Railroads in Texas