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2012 UTC Competition Selections


Tier 1 UTCs
Tier 1 Transit UTCs
Regional UTCs

Tier 1 UTCs

University Themes University Transportation Center
Carnegie Mellon The Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation (T-SET) University Transportation Center focuses on technologies that will make all modes of surface transportation safer and more efficient through in-vehicle and infrastructure safety technologies,  human factors and large-scale mobility and data analytics The Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation (T-SET) University Transportation Center
Director, Prof. Raj Rajkumar
Collaborative Innovation Center 2203
Carnegie Mellon University
4720 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-8707
Fax: (412) 268-9344
Georgia Institute of Technology Transportation systems performance and management, including addressing the critical interactions between safety, infrastructure and services, and economic competitiveness.  National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM)
Dr. Michael Hunter, Director
Georgia Institute of Technology
790 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404-894-0404
Fax: 404-894-2278
Marshall University Innovations in multimodal freight and passenger transportation systems and infrastructure to foster sustainable economic development. Transportation Infrastructure Systems Director,
Dr. Wael Zatar
112 Gullickson Hall
18th St. & 3rd Ave.
Huntington, WV 25755‐2586
Phone: (304) 696‐6043
Fax: (304) 696‐5454
Mississippi State University Promoting development of an integrated, economically competitive, efficient, safe, secure, and sustainable national intermodal transportation network for both freight and passenger mobility. National Center for Intermodal Transportation
Director, Dr. John Usher
Mississippi State University
National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC)
McCain Hall
479-2 Hardy Rd.,
PO Box 9542
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-7624
Fax: (662) 325-7618
Portland State University NITC's theme is safe, healthy, and sustainable transportation choices to foster livable communities. NITC emphasizes all modes of transportation, including bicycling, walking, personal vehicles, transit, and freight. National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)
Director, Jennifer Dill, Ph.D.
Physical Address:
1930 SW Fourth Ave. Suite 301U
Portland, OR 97201-5304
Mailing Address:
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: (503) 725-2855
Fax: (503) 725-2880
Rutgers University The CAIT consortium comprises leading academic institutions and a national network of laboratories addressing all key aspects of the state of good repair, as well as the promotion of safety and economic competitiveness. Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
Director, Ali Maher, Ph.D.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
100 Brett Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058
Phone: (848) 445-2999
Fax: (732) 445-3325
University of Idaho TranLIVE (Transportation for Livability by Integrating Vehicles and the Environment) is a university research collaboration focused on developing technologies to reduce the environmental impact of the transportation system. TransLive
Director, Ahmed Abdel-Rahim
University of Idaho
115B Engineering/Physics Bldg.
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-0901
Phone: (208) 885-2957
Fax: (208) 885-9031
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign The National University Rail (NURail) Center consortium's focus is improving and expanding rail engineering and transport education, research, workforce development, and technology transfer in the U.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director, Christopher P.L. Barkan, PhD
National University Rail Center (NURail)
1245 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-6338
Fax: (217) 333-1924
University of Wisconsin, Madison CFIRE performs research, education and outreach activities designed to make the U.S. multimodal freight system work for economic recovery and quality of life. CFIRE/WisTrans
Director, Teresa M. Adams
2205 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1691
Phone: (608) 263-3175
Fax: (608) 263-2512
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Advanced operations focused on connected vehicles and infrastructure. Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center
Director, Dr. Tom Dingus
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-1501/1547
Fax: (540) 231-1555

Tier 1 Transit UTCs

University Themes University Transportation Center
San Jose State University MNTRC focuses on addressing policy and technical matters to deliver solutions that improve public transportation. Mineta Transportation Institute (MNTRC Lead University)
Executive Director, Dr. Karen Philbrick,
210 North 4th Street, 4th Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 924-7561
Fax: (408) 924-7565
University of South Florida Making public transportation and alternative forms of transportation, including managed lanes, safe, effective, efficient, desirable, and secure. National Center For Transit Research
Director, Dr. Joel Volinski National Transit for Transit Research
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, USF – CUT 100
Tampa, FL 33620-5375
Phone: (813) 974-9847

Regional UTCs

University Themes University Transportation Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Region 1) The New England Center focuses its research investments on safety and livable communities. With an emphasis on highways and transit, three integrated technology research categories are addressed by the Center's research, education and technology transfer activities: ubiquitous intelligence, big data and user performance across the lifespan New England University Transportation Center
Director, Dr. Joseph Coughlin
Mailing Address:
New England UTC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E40-279
Cambridge, MA 02139
Physical Address:
New England UTC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
One Amherst Street E40-279
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 253-4978
Fax: (617) 258-7570
City University of New York (Region 2) Functioning as a consortium of seventeen major Universities throughout the USDOT Region 2, the University Transportation Research Center's primary focus is the stewardship, management, planning, and future evolution of transportation systems, in the face of emerging policy challenges. University Transportation Research Center Marshak Hall, Room 910
Director, Camille Kamga, Ph.D.
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 650-8087
Fax: (212) 650-7374
Penn State University (Region 3) MAUTC is a regionally-based, six-university consortium that conducts surface transportation research related to planning, design, operations, safety, and infrastructure. Mid-Atlantic University Transportation Center
Director, Dr. Martin T. Pietrucha The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
The Pennsylvania State University
201 Transportation Research Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802-4710
Phone: (814) 863-3954
Fax: (814) 863-3707
University of Florida (Region 4) The STRIDE regional consortium focuses on research, education, workforce development and technology transfer activities in three major areas critical to the needs of the southeastern U.S.: safety, livable communities and economic competitiveness. Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
Director, Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D.
University of Florida
365 Weil Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 392-9537, Ext. 1452
Fax: (352) 846-1699
Purdue University (Region 5) Integrated and sustainable transportation solutions for policy, planning, design implementation, operations, maintenance and management. NEXTRANS Center
Director, Dr. Srinivas Peeta
3000 Kent Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906-1075
Phone: (765) 496-9726
Fax: (765) 807-3123
Texas A&M University (Region 6) Sustainable transportation solutions to enhance economic prosperity and the quality of life. Southwest Region University Transportation Center
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University
Director, Melissa S. Tooley, PhD, PE
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: (979) 845-8545
Fax: (979) 862-1225
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Region 7) Improving safety and minimizing risk associated with increasing multi-modal freight movement on the U.S. surface transportation system. Mid-America Transportation Center
Director, Laurence R. Rilett, Ph.D., P.E.
Whittier Research Center
2200 Vine Street
Suite 262
Lincoln, NE 68583-0851
Phone: (402) 472-1992
Fax: (402) 472-0859
North Dakota State University (Region 8) Multimodal transportation, energy and sustainable development. Mountain-Plains Consortium(MPC)
Director, Dr. Denver Tolliver
North Dakota State University
P.O. Box 5074
430 IACC Building
Fargo, ND 58105
Phone: (701) 231-7190
Fax: (701) 321-1945
University of California, Berkeley (Region 9) The UCTC consortium focuses on environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, and livability—and, importantly, the connections between them. University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
Director, Robert Cervero
2614 Dwight Way, 2 Floor - Room #206
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 642-1695
Fax: TBA
University of Washington (Region 10) PacTrans is focused on developing safe and sustainable solutions for the diverse transportation needs of the Pacific Northwest, including interaction among users, vehicles, roadway, and the environment. Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) Director, Yinhai Wang
112 More Hall
Box 352700
Seattle, WA 98195-2700
Phone: (206) 616-2696
Fax: (206) 543-1546