Mineta National Transit Research Consortium

Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) was established by Congress in 1991 as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Equity Act (ISTEA) and was reauthorized under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st century (TEA-21). MTI then successfully competed to be named a Tier 1 Center in 2002 and 2006 in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). Most recently, as the lead of a nine-member consortium, MTI successfully competed in the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 to be named one of two Tier 1 Transit-Focused University Transportation Centers (UTCs). MTI activities are funded by California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) University Transportation Center (UTC) program. Caltrans funds are used solely for MTI research, education and workforce development, and technology transfer activities, no funds are used by Consortium partners.