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University Transportation Centers

DOT invests in the future of transportation through its University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program, which awards and administers grants to consortia of colleges and universities across the United States. The UTC Program advances the state-of-the-art in transportation research and technology, and develops the next generation of transportation professionals. The Congressionally-mandated program has been in place since 1987 to help address our Nation’s ever-growing need for the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound movement of people and goods.

Current Competition

Region 8 UTC Re-Opened Competition Now Open

UPDATE: Grant General Provisions and Deliverables Documents Now Available  (7/13/23) Documents describing the terms and conditions that will apply to the Region 8 UTC, as well as the grants resulting from the 2022 UTC Program...

Travelers’ Rationality in Anticipatory Online Emergency Response

An innovative project at the North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T), sponsored by the Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility (CATM), a Tier 1 UTC, is seeking to reduce the time needed for emergency response vehicles (ERVs) to respond to a sequence of...

Improving the Functionality and Resilience of Roadway Tunnels

Road tunnels are an important component of transportation infrastructure. Increased urbanization, population density and traffic congestion demand greater investments in underground transportation infrastructure. Underground transportation offers better traffic efficiency and long-term...

Attitudes Towards the Future of Transportation

The Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks(TOMNET), is a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) at Arizona State University (ASU). Aptly named, it is researching behaviors that affect mobility choices: how do people choose to get around; how many and what types of vehicles...