The University of Toledo University Transportation Center

About the Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation invests in the future of transportation through its University Transportation Centers Program, which awards grants to universities across the United States to advance the state-of-the-art in transportation research and develop the next generation of transportation professionals. In 2005, resulting from work the UT-ITI began in 2002 and with the support of area transportation agencies, government, and private industry stakeholders, the University of Toledo was designated as a Tier II UTC and funded for $500,000 per year for four years ($2 million). 
 

Theme

The theme of this Center is Transportation for Economic Security and Development: Alternate Energy, Infrastructure Utilization, and Supply Chains. Safe, secure, and efficient transportation systems are essential to the economic viability, quality of life, and strength of our nation. If the U.S. economy is to reach new heights, the transportation system must be capable of moving people and goods safely, quickly, and efficiently. This Center focuses on three critical elements in the transportation system: alternate energy for transportation, infrastructure utilization, and supply chain management. 

Overview of University of Toledo UT-UTC

UT-UTC Theme

Vision

The vision of the UT-UTC is to develop technology-enabled intermodal transportation systems and supply chains that promote economic development and quality of life. It will provide research, education and training, and planning and technical assistance in developing and maintaining technology enabled, efficient, secure, and environmentally sound transportation systems, supply chains, and logistic processes. It will emphasize technology transfer to stimulate economic growth and vitality.

The UTC will facilitate the application and integration of public and private sector ideas, foster cooperation among the academic partners, and educate current and future leads who have diverse backgrounds and innovative perspectives. This UTC will work with other organizations and institutions to create, pool, and disseminate knowledge that is critical to the long-term success of the U.S. economy. The UTC will provide benefits to state DOTs, departments of development, and transportation planning agencies. To ensure this, stakeholders will be involved in advisory groups, which will help to focus efforts and achieve success as defined by customers.

Partners

The University Transportation Center at The University of Toledo is a partnership of UT, the lead institution; Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Bowling Green, Ohio; and Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of the University of Toledo UTC is Transportation for Economic Security and Development: Alternate Energy, Infrastructure Utilization, and Supply Chains. Safe, secure, and efficient transportation systems are essential to the economic viability, quality of life, and strength of our nation. If the U.S. economy is to reach new heights, the transportation system must be capable of moving people and goods safely, quickly, and efficiently.

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Last Updated: 3/23/15