Center for Transportation Research
Robert Harrison is the Deputy Director at the Center for Transportation Research (CTR), The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the area of transportation planning for over 35 years on research studies funded by various organizations, including: the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the University Transportation Centers Program (UTCP), the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and the World Bank. He has also undertaken a number of trade and transportation studies in a variety of Latin American and African countries. Recent logistics work includes studies in inland ports, Texas Gulf Port economic impacts, international trade corridors, port drayage, NAFTA and rail/truck operating costs. Current studies include freight and Mega-regions, hybrid urban delivery trucks, and the impacts of widening the Panama Canal locks on Latin American and Asian trade lanes.