California Department of Transportation
 

California University Transportation Centers

University of California, Berkeley - University of California Transportation Center

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) Research Consortium is led by the University of California, Berkeley. Core consortium members include the University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; and University of California, Santa Barbara.  Affiliate members include the University of California at Pomona; University of California at Sacramento; University of California at San Bernardino; and the University of California at San Luis Obispo.  http://www.uctc.net/


The UCTC was awarded a $3.4-million Region 9 grant from the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT), authorized under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:  A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) transportation bill.  The funds are used for transportation research, workforce development, technology transfer, and education.
The UCTC conducts research to meet the US DOT strategic goals of environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness and livability, and focuses on the connections between these goals.
Caltrans provides the $3.4-million in match funding.

California State University, San Jose - Mineta National Transit Research Consortium

California State University, San Jose
California State University, San Jose

In addition, proposed research should be responsive to the strategic objectives of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Highway Administration) and Caltrans.

The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) is a consortium of four universities led by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at the San Jose State University.  Consortium members include the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the Intelligent Cyberphysical Systems Center at Rutgers University; Howard University Transportation Research Center at Howard University, and the Nevada University Transportation Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. http://transweb.sjsu.edu/mntrc/

The MNTRC was awarded a $2-million Tier 1 grant from the US DOT, authorized under SAFETEA-LU transportation bill.  The funds are used for transportation research, workforce development, technology transfer, and education.


The MNTRC conducts research to meet the US DOT’s strategic goals of Safety, Economic Competitiveness, Livable Communities and Environmental Sustainability.

Caltrans provides the $2-million in match funding.

 

University of Southern California and California State University Long Beach - METRANS Transportation Center

University of Southern California
University of Southern California

The METRANS Transportation Center (METRANS) is located at the University of Southern California (USC), and is a joint partnership of USC and California State University, Long Beach. http://www.metrans.org/


METRANS was awarded a $2.8-million grant from the US DOT, authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) transportation bill.  The funds are used for transportation research, workforce development, technology transfer, and education.


METRNAS will conduct an integrated, multidisciplinary program of research, education, and technology transfer aimed at increasing the economic competitiveness of large metropolitan areas through improved transportation system performance.  Their research program is organized around two multimodal themes: 1) understanding passenger/freight interactions; and 2) achieving system efficiencies.


Caltrans is providing $1.4-million in match funding.

The National Center for Sustainable Transportation - University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis
University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis, will lead the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (National Center) http://www.its.ucdavis.edu/research/affiliate-programs/national-center-for-sustainable-transportation/.  Other consortium members include the Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Southern California; California State University Long Beach; University of Vermont; and the University of California, Riverside.


The National Center will address the US DOT’s strategic goal to advance environmentally sustainable policies and investments by asserting national leadership in reducing carbon emissions form transportation systems while supporting climate adaptation activities and continued mitigation of air pollution and other environmental impacts.


The goal of the National Center is to transform the transportation system to improve environmental sustainability nationwide, by focusing on low-carbon infrastructure and efficient system operations; low-impact travel and sustainable land use; and institutional change.


Caltrans is providing $2-million in match funding.

The University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation University of California, Berkeleyr

University of California, Berkeley
California State University, Berkeley

The University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT) is the Federal Region 9 University Transportation Center, located at the University of California, Berkeley.  Other consortium members include the University of California, Irvine; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; University of California, Santa Barbara; and the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). http://www.ucconnect.berkeley.edu/


The UCCONNECT was awarded a $5.2-million grant from the US DOT, authorized under MAP-21 transportation bill.  The funds are used for transportation research, workforce development, technology transfer and education.

UCCONNECT’s primary strategic goals is Economic Competitiveness and will pursue projects that are related to reducing congestion, improving highway operations and enhancing freight productivity.  However, at times, the research conducted will go beyond the center’s primary strategic goal to include and advance the US DOT identified goals of Livable Communities and Environmental Sustainability.


Caltrans is providing $2.6-million in match funding.