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 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s national center for livable communities and one of five U.S. DOT national university transportation centers.

The NITC program is a Portland State-led partnership with the University of OregonOregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and University of South Florida. We pursue our theme – safe, healthy and sustainable transportation choices to foster livable communities – through research, education and technology transfer.