Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Transportation Research Institute (Technion) – ISRAEL
The Transportation Research Institute (TRI) is a research institute of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. It serves as a centre and framework of cooperation for faculty members from various Technion units whose research covers a wide spectrum of transportation subjects. This research, largely financed by state funds, is primarily directed at solving problems of crucial national importance – road safety, traffic congestion, energy and environment issues and road maintenance. Since the middle seventies, TRI has performed many research projects, which aimed at evaluation of safety effects of various improvements in road infrastructure, vehicle equipment, police enforcement activity, etc. Recently, TRI supervised the development of the National Road Safety Program; carried out a follow-up study of a large-scale police enforcement project; made contributions to the European projects GADGET, ESCAPE, OECD expert group on rural roads; and is presently involved in ROSEBUD.