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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Supports UA Study

Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama are leading an effort to understand safety for those who respond to traffic incidents.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 6, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News   

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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.


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:   , , , , ,   

The urge to merge: Road projects spark debate about drivers’ etiquette

It’s summer, and that means Tuscaloosa is a sea of orange cones and construction zones. And it’s not clearing up any time soon, with two major road work projects under…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 6, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    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.