University Transportation Centers

. The objective of this project is to increase the knowledge base of multimodal transportation through primary and applied academic research, to educate transportation professionals in a variety of academic disciplines, and to disseminate the results of the research to policy makers, transportation agencies and related constituencies. This project provides ongoing support for the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program (49 U.S.C. § 5505). The University Transportation Centers is the largest program in the United States that provides higher education for the next generation of transportation professionals. The University Transportation Centers Program addresses the areas of multimodal transportation research, education, and technology transfer. Each of the 27 university centers has a different theme, including the four (below) sponsored by FTA, and conducts annual activities in fulfillment of the strategic plan submitted to the Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation: (1 Northwestern University - Infrastructure Technology [], (2)University of Minnesota - Human-Centered Transportation Technology [], (3)University of South Florida - Transit and Alternative Forms of Urban Transportation [], and (4)South Carolina State University - Professional Capacity Building in Transportation [].