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Smartphone App Uses Personalized Incentives to Nudge Commuter Behavior Changes in Washington DC and Baltimore

The National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions (NTC) at the University of Maryland has developed a smartphone app that can be personalized for individual users to provide real-time multimodal traveler information. The “incenTrip” technology has now been deployed in the Washington D.C. and  Baltimore region. incenTrip leverages the latest big data, machine learning, and computing technologies to optimize and personalize...

UTC Program 2017 Grant Solicitation

UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CENTERS PROGRAM

2017 GRANT SOLICITATION

For Regional Centers in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3

Eligibility to apply under this solicitation is limited only to a consortium of two or more eligible non-profit institutions of higher education located in one or more of the states within one of the following Standard Federal Regions:

  • Region 1:...

UTC National Comp NOFO

FY 2018 NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY for NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONGESTION RESEARCH and NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE RESEARCH

Opening Date: September 21, 2018
Required Letter of Intent Due: October 12, 2018
Application Due: December 3, 2018

 

draft-defect-with-doc-UTC Program 2017 Grant Solicitation

UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CENTERS PROGRAM

2017 GRANT SOLICITATION

For Regional Centers in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3

Eligibility to apply under this solicitation is limited only to a consortium of two or more eligible non-profit institutions of higher education located in one or more of the states within one of the following Standard Federal Regions:

  • Region 1...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces More than $60 Million in Funding for Leading Transportation Research

DOT 01-19Tuesday, February 5, 2019Contact:  Nancy WilochkaTel.:  (202) 366-5128 U.S. Department of Transportation Announces More than $60 Million in Funding for Leading Transportation Research WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced more than $60 million in funding for 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) around the country. UTCs are comprised of groups of universities seeking solutions to national, regional and local transportation...

Research Helps City Improve Crash-Prone Bike Lane

Dozens of cyclists have crashed on a slice of railroad tracks in Knoxville, Tennessee. Researchers at the Southeastern Transportation Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), developed a cost-effective solution.

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Transport & Health, Professor Chris Cherry, with Ziwen Ling and Nirbesh Dhakal, found that most of these accidents occur when cyclists cross railroad tracks at an angle that causes a bike tire to become...

Research Helps Local Agencies Predict Accidents to Make Rural Highways Safer

New data collection methods and computing techniques are powerful tools for improving the safety of the nation’s roads. Researchers and road agencies use those tools to predict accidents so they can focus efforts on designing highways and making improvements that minimize crashes.

Researchers at the University of Wyoming, a member of the Region 8 Mountain-Plains Consortium led by North Dakota State University, have developed procedures that allow those general tools to be calibrated...

Surtrac for the People: Upgrading the Surtrac Pittsburgh Deployment to Incorporate Pedestrian Friendly Extensions and Remote Monitoring Advances

With research funding from the Traffic21 Institute’s Mobility21 University Transportation Center Program, Dr. Stephen Smith, Director of the Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, developed the Scalable Urban Traffic Control (Surtrac), the world’s first decentralized smart adaptive traffic signal system. This system significantly improves traffic throughput, trip delays and pollution along congested roads controlled by traffic lights.  The...

Q&As about Notice of Funding Opportunity for Two National UTCs

Documentation of Federal Funds under 23 U.S.C. § 504(b) and 505 as Matching Funds  (11/28/2018)

Question:  Per the guidelines, Federal funds under 23 USC § 504(b) or 505 may be used as match.   I reviewed all of our awards that flow down from the Federal Highway Administration but nowhere could I find references to 23 USC or “local technical assistance and state planning and research programs”.  All of the awards fall under the CFDA 20.205...

MATC Helps Prepare the Next Generation of Native American Leaders in Transportation

In support of the United States Department of Transportation’s mission to recruit, educate, and train workers from underrepresented groups, the Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC), located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been working to close the gap for underrepresented groups since the center’s inception. MATC addresses the specific needs of Native American students through the implementation of three educational outreach activities: the Scholars Program, the Sovereign...