University Transportation Research Program

This project provides continued support for the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program (49 U.S.C. § 550,2). It is the largest program in the United States that provides higher education for the next generation of transportation professionals and connects them to career opportunities in the industry. This program furthers the Administration's investment in transportation by planning to meet the transportation challenges of the 21st Century. The mission of these 33 University Centers of Excellence is to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many disciplines comprising transportation through education, research, and technology transfer. The Centers program focuses on the transfer of knowledge relevant to national, state, and local issues, and builds professional capacity in the next generation of transportation professionals. The Centers address transportation management, research and development matters with special emphasis to increasing the number of highly skilled individuals entering the field of transportation. Recent FT A efforts have broaden the focus of the Centers to better encompass transit industry research needs and to link the program with undergraduate and graduate elements of the other educational institutions, as well as with initiatives in the Department of Transportation. Investing in this program not only provides valuable research to solve transportation problems, but also provides highly educated transportation professionals who will steer transportation policy and management well into the 21st Century.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $6000000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Clopton, Lewis

  • Performing Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Special Programs Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Start Date: 20010900
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20020900
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7286

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459326
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-DC-11-111-00
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:01PM