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UA to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama    /  ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

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…


Source: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)    /    Published: March 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic    /  UA News

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.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 29, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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Alabama’s deadly tornado ripped through homes — and exposed vulnerabilities    /  Washington Post

Connie Moman thought these would be her last moments: huddling in her bedroom closet with her husband and her dog, feeling the wind rattle their double-wide trailer, listening to the…


Source: Washington Post    /    Published: March 17, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Editorial: Every Alabama county needs 24/7 state trooper coverage    /  Anniston Star

In comments to Alabama Political Reporter, ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor has said his goal is to have 670 troopers patrolling the state’s roads and highways … And that’s still below…


Source: Anniston Star    /    Published: March 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research   

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CAPS research shows increase in crashes around Christmas    /  WBAL-AM (Baltimore, Maryland)

David Brown, University of Alabama professor, analyzed 10 years of crash data in Alabama and found that the six days around Christmas were particularly deadly with accident numbers that were 27…


Source: WBAL-AM (Baltimore, Maryland)    /    Published: December 21, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Days leading up to Thanksgiving most dangerous, University of Alabama study finds    /  The Tuscaloosa News

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to the annual study of state traffic…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: November 20, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Going to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving? Drive Safely, Especially if Arriving Early    /  UA News

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to a recent study of state traffic data by University of Alabama researchers.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 12, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Put down that cell phone! Alabama lawmakers are getting closer to passing hands-free driving laws.    /  Bham Now

Hey drivers! Put down that cell phone because Alabama is on the verge of passing hands-free driving laws in March 2019. Admit it, your cell phone is your best friend….


Source: Bham Now    /    Published: October 23, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Some defy mandatory evacuation order despite looming threat of Hurricane Florence    /  MSN.com

Anita Harrell says the challenge of gathering up and transporting eight pets means she’ll be ignoring the mandatory evacuation order issued to the residents of Wilmington, N.C., as powerful Hurricane…


Source: MSN.com    /    Published: September 14, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.