A Decade of NITC Research in Transportation
2022 marks the tenth year that the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) has been supporting research, education, and technology transfer through our multi-campus partnership. With three successive US DOT university transportation center (UTC) grants, NITC has maintained a focus on creating sustainable, livable, and equitable communities through the federal research priority of improving mobility of people and goods.
Last year we embarked on creating NITC Research Roadmaps across six core transportation areas of our work, each aimed at identifying key gaps to guide the future direction of research and workforce development initiatives. But to look forward, we had to look back first on our cumulative decade of our work.
This summer 2022 we'll be releasing literature reviews and impact stories from a decade of NITC research covering some of the most important challenges facing transportation agencies and policymakers in:
- Transportation and Land Use
- Multimodal Data and Modeling
- Walking and Bicycling
- New Mobility and Technology
- Transportation Equity
- Transportation Resiliency
Led by Portland State University, this partnership includes University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah, University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington.
Transportation and Land Use
How do we estimate the economic impacts of investing in multimodal transportation improvements? There are plenty of reasons to invest: safety improvements, increased access to different modes of travel, and reducing car congestion –– to name a few. How do you define and quantify the relationship between multimodal transportation and economic growth?
Learn about the impacts of our research at the nexus of transportation, land use and housing, and the economic value of investing in multimodal infrastructure.
Multimodal Data and Modeling
Learn about the impacts of our research on how we can better collect, use and model multimodal data.
Walking and Biking
Learn about the impacts of our research on designing, implementing and activating safe, accessible active transportation options.
New Mobility and Technology
Learn about the impacts of our research on how we implement new technology that serves all road users.
Learn about the impacts of our research on advancing equitable mobility opportunities and investments.
Learn about the impacts of our research on increasing the resiliency in transportation infrastructure.
Engaged and Lifelong Learning: Workforce Development
Learn about the impacts of our educational programs and curriculum on the transportation workforce. (coming soon)