Prior to receiving a UTC designation, UT developed a strong working relationship with the MRUTC, the Region 5 UTC located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Beginning in January of 2003, UT worked with UWM and the University of Illinois-Chicago
to secure funding from state DOTs in
the Upper Midwest to complete Phases I and II of a regional freight study. UT was
responsible for estimating transportation
system capacity across all modes of transportation and for designing and developing
a GIS database to store all of the data
collected by the study. UT and ITI have been invited to continue this working relationship
with UWM as a partner in UWM’s
National UTC, C-FIRE.