The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Environment and Planning Program conducts research in transportation and environmental planning and in developing and testing solutions for sustainable roadsides. Key components of the program are:
Environment and Planning conducts research to advance environmental planning and management, transportation planning (i.e., regional planning, freight planning, and border master planning), and the linkages between regional planning and project planning in support of NEPA and to accelerate the project development process.
Sedimentation and Erosion Control Lab (SEC) – A full-scale, indoor/outdoor facility with testing capabilities and research programs for technology, products and devices used for storm water quality improvement, erosion and sediment control, and vegetation establishment and management.
The Professional Development component serves as a resource for transportation agencies and the private sector on effective practices that involves storm water runoff, erosion and sediment control, vegetation establishment and management, roadside compost use, sustainable roadside landscape development, endangered plant species management, context-sensitive design/context sensitive solutions, and transportation corridor aesthetics and visual quality.
Program researchers have expertise in planning, engineering, landscape architecture, economics and policy analyses.