A test-Accelerator as Coherent Terahertz Source (t-ACTS) project has been under development at Research Center for Electron Photon Science, Tohoku University. In order to generate a coherent radiation in terahertz (THz) region, it is necessary to produce sub-picosecond electron pulses. Velocity bunching scheme is employed for the short electron pulse production in t-ACTS. We experimentally confirmed the production of short electron pulse under 500 fs by measuring the bunch length using a streak camera. Coherent transition radiation in THz region was produced by which the short electron pulses pass through a vacuum-metal interface. Several radiation properties including spatial distribution, polarization and spectrum were measured and compared with theoretical calculations. The details of the beam experiment at t-ACTS are described.