First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
WSP USA and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly collaborate on creating a stronger connection between research and deployment of transportation systems management and operations as well as connected and automated vehicle solutions.
TTI and WSP have a long history of collaborating, beginning with the early development of high-occupancy vehicle lanes and have collaborated on projects to deploy best practices in planning and design of HOV facilities. They see similar opportunities with next generation transportation technologies, such as connected and automated vehicles.
The agreement includes sharing expertise on research, transportation operations and management and connected and automated vehicles. It also encourages educational and mentoring opportunities in which WSP would be involved in Texas A&M engineering class seminars and lectures as well as sponsoring engineering capstone design projects. The agreement also provides opportunities for TTI and Texas A&M engineering students to gain real-world experience on the day-to-day challenges facing leading transportation operations centres.