The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) is a multi-disciplinary transportation research and educational organization established within the Bureau of Engineering Research of the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT-Austin. CTR’s annual research budget exceeds $13 million, making it the second largest university-based center in the U.S. CTR programs are conducted by full-time faculty members and graduate students supported by a professional research staff and a small administrative staff. CTR maintains a transportation library with over 17,000 titles of transportation related materials. The library contains copies of reports generated by TxDOT’s research program as well as state, federal, national, and international materials. The CTR library maintains a web catalog at http://library.ctr.utexas.edu. The library has two full-time staff members and two part-time graduate assistants who are available to provide reference services for all of their patrons.
The facilities at CTR and UT-Austin will be utilized. These include computer hardware and software, graphics facilities, laboratories and testing sites, and the various offices and conference rooms normally used for work and meetings. Some of the computer hardware available for utilization during the project includes a variety of mini and microcomputer systems.