The UTC Program is a federal grant program that funds university-based transportation centers to conduct research, education and workforce development, and technology transfer activities. Grants are administered and managed by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) in Washington, D.C.
This 2018 Annual Report:
- outlines the new technology transfer (T2) plan and reporting requirement to guide and strengthen the University Transportation Centers (UTCs) technology transfer activities;
- discusses the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act, 49 U.S.C. §5505 as amended by P.L. 114-94, Sec. 6016) requirement for a Regional Center to address transportation safety, congestion, connected vehicles (CV), connected infrastructure, and autonomous vehicles (AV);
- highlights examples of ongoing or recently completed UTC research projects by each of the 32 Centers; and
- summarizes UTC program-wide performance indicators used to measure productivity at individual UTCs.