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Transportation Subject Guide

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Technical Reports

Government Information
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We are all interested in transportation, whether the particular interest is in pedestrian safety, providing supersonic jet service, scheduling mass transit service, building the transportation infrastructure or designing a lightweight automobile. An investigation of a transportation topic should include consideration of the Big Picture, whether or not the researcher intends to cover every angle. Civil, mechanical, aerospace engineering; public policy; and economics are some of the most obvious disciplines - but not the only ones.


Library Catalog - Check here to see which books (and also which journals) are available through UT-Austin libraries. Materials in print (books, journals, conference proceedings, etc.) are listed in the Library Catalog and links to electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, online dissertations) are being added. 

WorldCat - This is a huge database of library holdings records. It may be used to search for book and serials materials (though not individual book chapters, journal articles or conference papers) not available at UT-Austin. A special function of WorldCat is indexing master's theses.

Selected books of interest:

Trip generation: trip generation rates, plots and equations. 6th ed., Washington DC : Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1997.
HE 371 A2 I5 1997 v.1-3 Engineering Collectionk, PCL Stacks

Standard specifications for construction and maintenance of highways, streets, and bridges: adopted by the Texas Department of Transportation, 2004
TE 180 T49 2004 Engineering Reference Collection, PCL Stacks (also available on CD-ROM)

Highway design and traffic safety engineering handbook. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1999.
TE 175 L36 1999 Engineering Reference Collection, PCL Stacks (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)
TE 175 L36 1999 Engineering Collection, PCL Stacks

National transportation statistics / prepared by Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Systems Center, Transportation Information Division, Statistical Information Reporting Branch.
HE 203 T76A 1977 through 1999, PCL Stacks
DOCS TD10.9: Collections Deposit Library, (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)
DOCS TD12.1/2: 1997 Microforms PCL Level 1 (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)

Transportation Statistics Annual Report
The Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) provides the most comprehensive overview of U.S. transportation that is done on an annual basis. TSAR examines the extent of the system, how it is used, how well it works, how it affects people and the economy and how it relates to energy use and environmental impacts. It also outlines the state of transportation statistics and new developments in data collection and analysis.
TD12.1 U.S. Documents Collection, PCL Stacks
TD12/1 Microforms PCL Level 1 (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)

*Remember Interlibrary Service (Interlibrary Loan) when a book cannot be obtained at UT Austin.

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Journals and Articles

The following indexes will help you find journal articles, dissertations and conference papers. Links to these indexes are available through the UT Library Online Find Articles using Databases Web page.  

Can't find what you're looking for? Try searching WorldCat

WorldCat - WorldCat is a comprehensive database of library holdings around the U.S. and from a number of libraries around the world. It may be used to search for materials not available at UT Austin. 

Once you find a book you want, you may be able to obtain materials NOT owned by UT Austin Libraries by going to InterLibrary Loan Services Borrowing. It is available to UT faculty, staff and students.

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Technical Reports and Papers

University Centers

Center for Transportation Research (CTR) - The CTR is a UT research institution that focuses on research, education, and public service related to transportation issues.

Center for Highway Research
TA 1001 R48

The Council for Advanced Transportation - was a precursor to today’s CTR
Council for Advanced Transportation Studies (1972-79) - available for free online

Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System

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Government Agencies and Government Compiled Information

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Professional and Research Organizations

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