Great Cities Universities Transportation Initiative

This cooperative agreement provides funding to the lead university, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in behalf of the Great Cites Universities Transportation Initiative. The Great Cities Universities Initiative is a coalition of 17 public research universities that are located in major American cities, share common characteristics, vision, and common commitment to service, achievement, and excellence in the urban environment. This includes a collaborative effort to focus on the application of advanced technologies and innovative strategies to solve transportation problems in urban areas with specific attention to the transit field. Research will be conducted in areas of importance to urban areas such as educational reform, community development, and transportation--emphasizing the application of advanced transportation technology, such as geographic information systems (GIS) and computer modeling to enhance local government analytic capabilities and service delivery. By assessing, developing and utilizing the latest technologies and innovative management practices in the transit field, together they will promote more effective transit planning and more efficient utilization of federal transportation resources. The Great Cities Universities have a common determination to maintain and build the greatness of American cities, strengthening both the institutions and communities through strategic alliances and public-private partnerships that have local impact. This is a congressionally directed project.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460957
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-AL-26-7021
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:35PM