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2016 FAST Act UTC Grantees

National Fast Act UTCs

Regional Fast Act UTCs

Tier 1 Fast Act UTCs

Map of 2016 Fast Act UTC Grantees

National UTC Grantees 

Grant Award, per UTC: $2,804,300

National University Transportation Center For Improving Mobility

National University Transportation Center For Improving Mobility

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods
UTC PartnersUTC Director

Lead University: Carnegie Mellon University

Consortium Members:

  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Ohio State University

Dr. Raj Rajkumar

Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue

Hamerschlag Hall

Pittsburg, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-8707

Email: rajkumar@cmu.edu

Website: http://utc.ices.cmu.edu/utc/   

National Institute for Transportation and Communities

National Institute for Transportation and Communities

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods
UTC Partners UTC Director

Lead University: Portland State University

Consortium Members:

  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Utah

Dr. Jennifer Dill

Portland State University

P.O. Box 751

Portland, OR 97207-0751

Phone: 503-725-2855

Email: jdill@pdx.edu

Website:  http://nitc.trec.pdx.edu/

National Center for Sustainable Transportation

National Center for Sustainable Transportation

Research Priority: Preserving the Environment
UTC PartnersUTC Director

Lead University:  University of California, Davis

Consortium Members:

  • California State University Long Beach
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont

Dr. Susan Handy

University of California, Davis

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

Phone: 530-752-5875

Email: slhandy@ucdavis.edu

Website:  https://ncst.ucdavis.edu/

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

Research Priority:  Promoting Safety
UTC Partners UTC Director

Lead University:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Consortium Members:

  • Duke University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. David Harkey

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Highway Safety Research Center

730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 300

Campus Box 3430

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: 919-962-2202

Email: harkey@hsrc.unc.edu

Website: http://www.roadsafety.unc.edu/

Safety Through Disruption (SafeD) National UTC

Safety Through Disruption (SafeD) National UTC

Research Priority:  Promoting Safety

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

Consortium Members:

  • San Diego State University
  • Texas A&M University

Dr. Zac R. Doerzaph

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  

3500 Transportation Research Plaza

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: 540-231-1500

Email: zdoerzaph@vtti.vt.edu

Website:  http://www.vtti.vt.edu/utc/safe-d/

 

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Regional UTC's

Grant Award, per UTC: $2,570,600

Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center

Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center

Region: 4
Research Priority:  Reducing Congestion

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Florida 

Consortium Members:

  • Auburn University
  • The Citadel
  • Florida International University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jackson State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Lily Elefteriadou

University of Florida

365 Weil Hall

P.O. Box 116580

Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-294-7802

Email: elefter@ce.ufl.edu

Website: http://stride.ce.ufl.edu/

Center for Connected Automated Transportation

Center for Connected Automated Transportation

Region: 5
Research Priority:  Promoting Safety

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Michigan 

Consortium Members:

  • Central State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Washtenaw Community College

Dr. Henry Liu

University of Michigan

2901 Baxter Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734-764-4354

Email: henryliu@umich.edu

Website: http://ccat.umtri.umich.edu/

Transportation Consortium of Southcentral States

Transportation Consortium of Southcentral States

Region: 6
Research Priority:  Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Louisiana State University 

Consortium Members:

  • Arkansas State University
  • Baton Rouge Community College
  • Navajo Technical University
  • New Mexico State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Marwa Hassan

Louisiana State University   

214-B Old Forestry Building

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-9189

Email: marwa@lsu.edu

Website: http://transet.lsu.edu/
Mid-America Transportation Center

Mid-America Transportation Center

Region: 7
Research Priority:  Promoting Safety

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Consortium Members:

  • Lincoln University
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Nebraska Indian Community College
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha

Dr. Laurence Rilett

University of Nebraska, Lincoln      

2200 Vine Street

PO Box 830851

Lincoln, NE 68583

Phone: 402-472-1992

Email: lrilett2@unl.edu

Website: http://matc.unl.edu/

Mountains-Plains Consortium

Mountains-Plains Consortium

Region: 8
Research Priority:  Preserving the Existing Transportation System

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: North Dakota State University 

Consortium Members:

  • Colorado State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Denver
  • University of Utah
  • University of Wyoming
  • Utah State University

Dr. Denver Tolliver

North Dakota State University     

Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Dept.2880

P.O. Box 6050

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Phone: 701-231-7190

Email: denver.tolliver@ndsu.edu

Website: http://www.mountain-plains.org/

Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center

Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center

Region: 9
Research Priority:  Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Southern California 

Consortium Members:

  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Pima Community College
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

University of Southern California

3720 S. Flower Street, CUB 301

Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone: 213-740-3956

Email: giuliano@price.usc.edu

Website: https://www.metrans.org/psr-utc

Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PACTRANS)

Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PACTRANS)

Region: 10
Research Priority:  Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Washington 

Consortium Members:

  • Boise State University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • University of Idaho
  • Washington State University

Dr. Yinhau Wang

University of Washington

More Hall Room 112

Box 352700

Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206-616-2696

Email: Yinhai@uw.edu

Website: www.pactrans.org

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Tier 1 UTCs

Grant Award, per UTC: $1,402,200

Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET)

Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET)

Research Priority:  Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Arizona State University

Consortium Members:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Washington

Dr. Ram Pendyala

Arizona State University

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Design Annex, 660 S College Ave

Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 408-965-3589

Email: ram.pendyala@asu.edu

Website: Under Development

Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2) 

Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2

Research Priority:  Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Clemson University

Consortium Members:

  • Benedict College
  • The Citadel
  • South Carolina State University
  • University of South Carolina

Dr. Mashrur Chowdhury

Clemson University

Glenn Department of Civil Engineering

216 Lowry Hall 


Connected Transportation Lab:

351 Engineering Innovation Building

Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864-656-3313

Email: mac@clemson.edu

Website: https://cecas.clemson.edu/C2M2/

Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure

Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure

Research Priority: Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Colorado School of Mines

Consortium Members:

  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Lehigh University

Dr. Marte Gutierrez

Colorado School of Mines

1012 14th Street, Coolbaugh 308

Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 303-273-3507

Email: mgutierr@mines.edu

Website: http://underground.mines.edu/utc-uti.html

Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH)

Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH)

Research Priority: Preserving the Environment

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Cornell University

Consortium Members:

  • University of California, Davis
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. H. Oliver Gao

Cornell University

Hollister Hall, Room 314

216 Lowry Hall 


Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: 607-254-8334

Email: hg55@cornell.edu

Website: http://ctech.cee.cornell.edu/

Freight Mobility Research Institute

Freight Mobility Research Institute

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Florida Atlantic University

Consortium Members:

  • Hampton University
  • Portland State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Minnesota

Dr. Evangelos I. Kaisar

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road, EW 214

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561-297-4084

Email: ekaisar@fau.edu

Website: Under Development

Accelerated Bridge Construction

Accelerated Bridge Construction

Research Priority: Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Florida International University

Consortium Members:

  • Iowa State University
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Washington

Dr. Atorod Azizinamini

Florida International University

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

10555 W. Flagler Street, EC 3680

Miami, FL 33174

Phone: 305-348-3821

Email: aazizina@fiu.edu

Website: https://abc-utc.fiu.edu/

Inspecting and Preserving Infrastructure through Robotic Exploration

Inspecting and Preserving Infrastructure through Robotic Exploration

Research Priority: Preserving the Existing Transportation System

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Missouri University of Science and Technology

Consortium Members:

  • City College of New York
  • East Central College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • St. Louis Community College
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno  

Dr. Genda Chen

Missouri University of Science & Technology

328 Butler-Carlton Hall

1401 N. Pine St

Rolla, MO 65409-0030

Phone: 573-341-4462

Email: gchen@mst.edu

Website: http://inspire-utc.mst.edu/

Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility

Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Montana State University

Consortium Members:

  • Eastern Washington University
  • North Dakota State University

Dr. David Kack

Montana State University

P.O. Box 174250

Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone: 406-994-7526

Email: dkack@montana.edu

Website: www.surtcom.org

Urban Mobility and Equity Center

Urban Mobility and Equity Center

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Morgan State University

Consortium Members:

  • University of Maryland
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

Dr. Andrew Farkas

Morgan State University

1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, CBEIS327

Baltimore, MD 21251

Phone: 443-885-3761

Email: andrew.farkas@morgan.edu

Website: http://www.morgan.edu/umec

Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART)

Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART)

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: New York University

Consortium Members:

  • City College of New York
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Texas, El Paso
  • University of Washington

Dr. Kaan Ozbay

New York University

138th Street & Convent Avenue

Marshak Hall - Science Building, Suite 910

New York, NY 10031

Phone: 646-997-0552

Email: kaan.ozbay@nyu.edu

Website: Under Development

Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility

Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: North Carolina A&T State University

Consortium Members:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • University of the District of Columbia -- Community College
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dr. Maranda McBride

North Carolina A&T University

1601 E. Market Street, 402 Craig Hall

Greensboro, NC 27411

Phone: 336-285-3359

Email: mcbride@ncat.edu

Website: http://www.ncat.edu/cobe/transportation-institute/catm.html

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: San José State University

Consortium Members:

  • Howard University
  • Navajo Technical University
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Karen Philbrick

San José State University

210 N. 4th Street

San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: 408-924-7562

Email: karen.philbrick@sjsu.edu

Website: Under Development

Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CAR-TEEH)

Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CAR-TEEH)

Research Priority: Preserving the Environment

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: Texas A&M University

Consortium Members:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Josias Zietsman

Texas A&M

Transportation Institute, 3135 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-3135

Phone: 979-458-3476 x83476

Email: zietsman@tamu.edu

Website: https://www.carteeh.org/

Center for Safety Equity in Transportation (C-SET)

Center for Safety Equity in Transportation (C-SET)

Research Priority: Promoting Safety

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Consortium Members:

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Washington

Billy G. Connor

University of Alaska Fairbanks

803 Alumni Drive

PO Box 757380

Fairbanks, AK 99775

Phone: 907-474-5552

Email: bgconnor@alaska.edu

Website: http://ine.uaf.edu/cset/

Maritime Transportation and Research Center

Maritime Transportation and Research Center

Research Priority: Preserving the Existing Transportation System

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Consortium Members:

  • Jackson State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of New Orleans
  • Vanderbilt University

Dr. Heather Nachtmann

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

4183 Bell Engineering Center

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: 479-575-3484

Email: hln@uark.edu

Website: http://martrec.uark.edu/index.php

Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFERSIM)

Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFERSIM)

Research Priority: Promoting Safety

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Iowa

Consortium Members:

  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dawn Marshall

University of Iowa

2401 Oakdale Blvd

Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319-335-4774

Email: dawn-marshall@uiowa.edu

Website: http://safersim.nads-sc.uiowa.edu/

University Transportation Center on Improving Rail Transportation Infrastructure Sustainability and Durability

University Transportation Center on Improving Rail Transportation Infrastructure Sustainability and Durability

Research Priority: Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Consortium Members:

  • University of Delaware
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dr. Hualiang Teng

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

4505 Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, NV 89154-4015

Phone: 702-895-4940

Email: dawhualiang.teng@unlv.edu

Website: Under Development

Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education

Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Consortium Members:

  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Washington State University

Dr. Wei Fan

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering/EPIC Bldg. Room 3261

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Phone: 704-687-1222

Email: wfan7@uncc.edu

Website: http://cammse.uncc.edu

Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollar (C-TEDD)

Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollar (C-TEDD)

Research Priority: Preserving the Existing Transportation System

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Texas at Arlington

Consortium Members:

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dr. Nan Ellin

University of Texas at Arlington

CAPPA

601 W Nedderman Drive

Arlington, TX 76019

Phone: 817-272-2801

Email: nan.ellin@uta.edu

Website: Under Development

Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

UTC Partners

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Texas at Austin

Consortium Members:

  • Louisiana State University
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ming Zhang

University of Texas at Austin

1616 Gaudalupe, Suite 4.202

Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-471-0139

Email: zhangm@austin.utexas.edu

Website: http://soa.utexas.edu/libraries-centers/usdot-utc-cm2

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Updated: Friday, April 28, 2017
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