AUDIO: Improving workzone safety with technology, data and standards


In this clip from a recent episode of the Thinking Transportation podcast, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) senior research engineer Jerry Ullman, considers the systems and technology that have helped improve workzone safety in the last 50 years. But with the number of fatal crashes in the USA up by about 7% over the past decade – and fatal crashes in workzones up by more than 40% – there is still much work to be done. Listen to the entire podcast episode for further insight, at the Thinking Transportation podcast homepage, or find it on your favorite streaming service.

Jerry Ullman is a Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Fellow and manager of TTI’s Work Zones and Dynamic Message Sign Program. He has nearly 40 years of research experience and has conducted more than 90 studies pertaining to workzone safety and operations, as well as other traffic engineering topics. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).