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University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) is a multi-campus research unit of whose theme is Transportation Policy and Systems Analysis. UCTC was established in 1987 to serve as the Federal Region IX University Transportation Center (UTC) and as the statewide UTC for California. They are sponsored in equal parts by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Directed by Robert Cervero, UCTC researchers envisage excellence in transportation education and research by fostering the development of a vibrant network of transportation professionals who put their education and research findings into practice. Their current priorities encompass:

  • Reforming Local Government Transportation and Land Use Practices
  • New Urban Designs for Multimodal Transportation
  • Improving Traffic Surveillance, Data Collection and Processing, Modeling, and Operations
  • Alternative Strategies for Managing Congestion
  • Planning for Security in Urban Transportation
  • Improving Transit Operations and Encouraging Transit Use
  • Transportation Air Quality, Energy and Climate Change Concerns
  • Protecting and Enhancing the Built and Natural Environment
  • Transportation Asset Management • New Strategies for Transportation Finance
  • Understanding Travel Behavior • Improved Methods of Goods Movement
  • New Institutional Arrangements for Effective Transport Delivery
  • Improved Response

New research will soon be conducted in reducing the disconnect between Transportation Systems Analysis, Policy-making, and Practice and a retrospective analysis on the impacts of large-scale transportation infrastructure […BART, Port Expansions, HOT lane networks) to inform design and practice of future mega-projects.

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