Chair’s Message


Dr. Yi Qi, Chair of Transportation Studies Department

Welcome to the Department of Transportation Studies Department at the Texas Southern University. The department provides education that builds on the latest data, systems and technologies in transportation. Our academic programs serve as an important resource of traffic and transportation engineers, planners, system analysts, policy makers, business and industry leaders, logistics specialists, port managers, and security specialists for local, state, and federal governments, community organizations and agencies, and consulting companies in the nation. Our education, research, training, and technology transfer programs are designed to develop a skilled and educated workforce that is highly competitive in a global market.

Mentored by our dedicated faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students are pursuing interdisciplinary high education in all areas of Transportation. We provide an environment that enables students to develop their maximum potential and critical thinking skills. Extensive facilities are available for cutting edge research. Faculty members in the department serve as principal investigators for many research projects sponsored by various federal and local governments, and have also received many major local, national and international awards. We provide varied research and internship opportunities to our students, which acquaints them with human knowledge and actual work experiences. Our department has a student-centred vision, which views student education, training and preparation for today’s technologically-based society and job market as top priority.

I invite you to explore our website to become better acquainted with our department, our degree programs, our research activities, and our faculty.


Chair of Transportation Studies Department

Texas Southern University