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FAST Act Centers and Grantees

National Centers (5)  

Total Funding Awarded: $14,133,900

National University Transportation Center For Improving Mobility

National University Transportation Center For Improving Mobility
(Mobility 21)

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC 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
Pittsburgh, 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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC 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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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. Laura Sandt 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 300
Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3430

Phone: 919-962-2202
Email: sandt@hsrc.unc.edu
Website: http://www.roadsafety.unc.edu

Safety Through Disruption (Safe-D) National UTC

Safety Through Disruption (Safe-D) National UTC

Research Priority:  Promoting Safety

Lead University and Consortium Members

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/ 

National Centers for Congestion and Infrastructure (2)  

Total Funding Awarded: $5,000,000

National Institute for Congestion Reduction

National Institute for Congestion Reduction

Research Priority: Reducing Congestion

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC Director

Lead University: University of South Florida 

Consortium Members:

  • University of California Berkeley
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

 

Dr. Robert L. Bertini
University of South Florida   
4202 E. Fowler Avenue CUT 100
Tampa, FL 33620-5375

Phone: 813-974-5375
Email: rbertini@usf.edu
Website:https://www.cutr.usf.edu/

National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension

National Center for Transportation Infrastructure
Durability and Life-Extension

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC Director

Lead University: Washington State University

Consortium Members:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Case Western Research University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • South Dakota State University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Utah 

Dr. Xianming Shi
Washington State University
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
405 Spokane Street, Sloan 101
PO Box 642910
Pullman, WA 99164-2910

Phone: (509) 335-7088
Email: xianming.shi@wsu.edu
Website: https://tridurle.wsu.edu/  

 

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Regional Centers (10)

Total Funding Awarded: $13,000,900

Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center 

Region: 1
Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC Director

Lead University: University of Maine

Consortium Members:

  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Vermont
  • Western New England University 
 

Dr. Habib Joseph Dagher
University of Maine
35 Flagstaff Road
Orono, ME 04469

Phone: 207-581-2121
Email: hd@maine.edu 
Website: www.tidc-utc.org

 

Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Region: 2 
Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC Director

Lead University: Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

Consortium Members:

  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • Princeton University
  • Rowan University
  • SUNY-Farmingdale State College
  • SUNY-University of Buffalo

Dr. Ali Maher
Rutgers University 
100 Brett Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: 848-445-2951
Email: mmaher@rci.rutgers.edu 
Website: http://cait.rutgers.edu/ 

 

 

Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-Modal Transportation Infrastructure Systems

Region: 3
  Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-Modal
Transportation Infrastructure Systems

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC Director

Lead University: Pennsylvania State University

Consortium Members:

  • George Mason University
  • Lehigh University
  • Morgan State University
  • University of Delaware
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia University

Dr. Eric T. Donnell
Pennsylvania State University 
Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
Pennsylvania State University
201 Transportation Research Building
University Park, PA  16802

Phone: 814-863-7053
Email: edonnell@engr.psu.edu
Website: http://r3utc.psu.edu/

Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center

Region: 4
Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation,
Development and Education Center

Research Priority: Reducing Congestion

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Region: 5
Center for Connected Automated Transportation

Research Priority: Promoting Safety

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Region: 6
Transportation Consortium of Southcentral States

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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/ 

 

 

 

Research Priority: Promoting Safety

Lead University and Consortium Members

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
Eil: lrilett2@unl.edu 
Website: http://matc.unl.edu/ 

 

Mountains-Plains Consortium

Region: 8
Mountains-Plains Consortium

Research Priority: Preserving the Existing Transportation System

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Region: 9
Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

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)

Region: 10
Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PACTRANS)

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

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 Centers

Total Funding Awarded: $7,067,100

Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET)

Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET)

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

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: http://www.tomnet-utc.org/

Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2) 

Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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: http://eng.fau.edu/research/fmri/index.php 

 

Accelerated Bridge Construction

Accelerated Bridge Construction

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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 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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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: surtcom.org

Urban Mobility and Equity Center

Urban Mobility and Equity Center

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC Director

Lead University: Morgan State University

Consortium Members:

  • University of Maryland
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

 

Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani 
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, CBEIS327
Baltimore, MD 21251

Phone: 443-885-1873
Email: Mansoureh.Jeihani@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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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
6 Metrotech Center
Civil & Urban Engineering
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 646-997-0552
Email: kaan.ozbay@nyu.edu 
Website: http://c2smart.engineering.nyu.edu/ 

Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility

Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

UTC Director

Lead University: North Carolina A&T State University

Consortium Members:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 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:  https://www.ncat.edu/cobe/transportation-institute/catm/index.php/ 

 

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

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: 
http://transweb.sjsu.edu/mctm 

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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: hualiang.teng@unlv.edu 
Website: https://www.unlv.edu/railTEAM 

Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education

Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

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

Lead University and Consortium Members

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. Jay Rosenberger
University of Texas at Arlington
655 W. Mitchell St., Suite B-70
Arlington, TX 76010

Phone: 817-272-5138
Email: jrosenbe@uta.edu 
Website: https://ctedd.uta.edu/ 

Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods

Lead University and Consortium Members

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://sites.utexas.edu/cm2/ 

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Last updated: Monday, April 23, 2018