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The Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering (TISE) Program of the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech provides unique graduate study and research opportunities. The program includes all aspects of planning, design, construction, operation, management, and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure and systems. TISE program is multimodal, with an emphasis on ground transportation by private automobiles and transit, and air transportation. As its name suggests, TISE Program consists of 2 main sections, namely, Infrastructure and Systems. The main focus of the Infrastructure section is on the life-cycle performance of the civil engineering infrastructure including the performance of Portland cement concrete, hot-mix asphalt and composites; nondestructive evaluation; and transportation infrastructure management. The main focus of the System section is on transportation infrastructure system capacity management versus capacity expansion

Traffic research green lights career opportunities for Fawaz Almutairi
Traffic research green lights career opportunities for Fawaz Almutairi

Imagine driving down Main Street in downtown Blacksburg. In the stretch from Alumni Mall to Kroger alone, a driver will encounter seven traffic lights. Some of them will likely[...]

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Kayla Sykes develops in-vehicle safety application

As part of a Connected Vehicle-Infrastructure University Transportation Center project, Virginia Tech graduate student Kayla Sykes of Richmond, Virginia, tested an in-vehicle application with the potential to improve driver safety and save time. Read more…

Alumnus takes part in unveiling pavement test machine

“A new partnership could make your ride smoother and save you tax  money too.” According to an article on WDBJ7, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute unveiled a new machine called the heavy vehicle simulator. Led by Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus, Brian Diefenderfer […]

Graduate student exploring ways to make riding a motorcycle safer using connected driving data

What if cars could talk to motorcycles, alerting them to road hazards that might be annoying for drivers of four-wheel vehicles, but dangerous to motorcyclists?