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Dr. Shashi Nambisan

In The News: UA to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama

The University of Alabama is getting an $8 million grant to help improve traffic control systems in west Alabama. The money comes from the US Department of Transportation. It will be used to improve safety, reduce congestion, and help with local transportation systems. Read more

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UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs. Read more

In The News: State needs to invest at least $600 million annually in infrastructure, study finds

A report from the University of Alabama’s Alabama Transportation Institute and Alabama Transportation Policy Research Center found that the state needs to invest between $600 million and $800 million annually for the next 20 years to meet infrastructure needs. Read more

Sources: Alabama Political Reporter, Democratic Underground , Alabama Construction News, Tuscaloosa News, Alabama Political Reporter, Tuscaloosa News, Al.com, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), The Cutoff News, Anniston Star, Yellowhammer News, Equipment World, Rickeystonenews.com (Ozark), Alabama News Center

In The News: Report says 1,200 bridges in Alabama are structurally deficient

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association released a report earlier this year on deficient bridges in the United States, saying 1,200 bridges in Alabama are structurally deficient … Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute at the University of Alabama, told the Alabama Newscenter, that statistics show… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today

In The News: Transportation officials discuss financial needs of infrastructure

Having ballooned from initial projections of $800 million to nearly $2 billion today, the Interstate 10 bridge project over the Mobile River would be impossible for the Alabama Department of Transportation to fund on its own … ATI, a department of The University of Alabama, recently signed a lease with… Read more

Sources: Lagniappe

In The News: Alabama’s lagging infrastructure could hurt economic development efforts

In economic development, companies consider three key elements as they look to locate or expand in an area. When it comes to business climate and workforce development, Alabama is tops. When it comes to reliability and access to infrastructure, not so much. Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today, Yellowhammer News