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TIN news:   The US Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Safety (HSA) has selected the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) as the team leader for a five-year contract to improve regional transportation safety.
Providing up to $19m in funding, the safety contract involves a wide range of projects, including highway design, bicycle or pedestrian safety and speed management.
A&M system chancellor John Sharp said: "This significant contract is another example of how the Texas A&M University System coordinates across the university and its agencies to take a leading role on issues facing not only Texas, but the entire nation.
"Our safety researchers are eager to begin the life-saving projects that will be awarded during the length of this contract."
TTI is the only university-led team that has been awarded the contract.
The ten-member team will work in partnership with the HSA to assist it with policy and regulatory analysis, guidebooks, training support, technical studies and marketing support.
TTI agency director Dennis L Christiansen said: "Our safety researchers are eager to begin the life-saving projects that will be awarded during the length of this contract."
"Their expertise in transportation safety is well-known throughout the country, and their role as team leaders on this national contract is well-deserved."
The team from TTI Agency includes faculty from the Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering, along with the training experts from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).
TTI senior research engineer and co-principal project investigator Karen Dixon said: "We've leveraged our national reputation in the transportation safety arena, along with carefully chosen partners from both the academic and consulting worlds, to provide FHWA with innovative ideas and solutions to enhance transportation safety."

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