The National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, is a program of the Transportation Research and Education Center, or TREC, at Portland State University. NITC is one of five U.S. Department of Transportation national university transportation centers.


The NITC program is a Portland State-led partnership with the University of OregonOregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah, University of South Florida and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington. We pursue our theme — improving mobility of people and goods to build strong communities — through research, education and technology transfer.