APPENDIX C
University Transportation Research Centers

Part 1: University Transportation Centers. These centers were designated in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) or competed as regional centers to receive TEA-21 funding. Federal funding is matched on a 50/50 basis and is subject to a variable obligation limitation ceiling, which reduced the amounts shown by approximately 12 percent in FY 2000.

Group A: Ten regional centers competitively selected; each receives $1 million per year from 1998 to 2003.

Location

Theme

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Region 1)

Strategic management of transportation systems

City College of New York (Region 2)

Regional mobility and accessibility investment strategies

Pennsylvania State University (Region 3)

Advanced technologies in transportation operations and management

University of Tennessee (Region 4)

Transportation safety

University of Wisconsin–Madison (Region 5)

Transportation investment and operations

Texas A&M University (Region 6)

Sustainable transportation for mobility and economic strength

Iowa State University (Region 7)

Transportation management systems and operations (from 1988 to 1995, theme was intelligent transportation systems and geographic information systems; from 1995 to 1999, center operated without federal funding)



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The Workforce Challenge: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Qualified Workers for Transportation and Transit agencies APPENDIX C University Transportation Research Centers Part 1: University Transportation Centers. These centers were designated in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) or competed as regional centers to receive TEA-21 funding. Federal funding is matched on a 50/50 basis and is subject to a variable obligation limitation ceiling, which reduced the amounts shown by approximately 12 percent in FY 2000. Group A: Ten regional centers competitively selected; each receives $1 million per year from 1998 to 2003. Location Theme Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Region 1) Strategic management of transportation systems City College of New York (Region 2) Regional mobility and accessibility investment strategies Pennsylvania State University (Region 3) Advanced technologies in transportation operations and management University of Tennessee (Region 4) Transportation safety University of Wisconsin–Madison (Region 5) Transportation investment and operations Texas A&M University (Region 6) Sustainable transportation for mobility and economic strength Iowa State University (Region 7) Transportation management systems and operations (from 1988 to 1995, theme was intelligent transportation systems and geographic information systems; from 1995 to 1999, center operated without federal funding)

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The Workforce Challenge: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Qualified Workers for Transportation and Transit agencies Location Theme North Dakota State University (Region 8) Rural and nonmetropolitan transportation University of California-Berkeley (Region 9) Improving accessibility for all University of Washington (Region 10) Management and planning of intermodal operations Group B: Seven congressionally designated centers; each receives $300,000 per year in 1998 and 1999 and $500,000 in 2000 and 2001; limited competition with Group C centers for 5th and 6th years. Location Theme Assumption College (Massachusetts) Transportation and environmental education for the 21st century Purdue University Safe, quiet, and durable highways Rutgers University Advanced infrastructure and transportation South Carolina State University Transportation intermodalism University of Central Florida Advanced transportation simulation University of Denver and Mississippi State University Intermodal transportation—planning, design, and assessment University of Southern California and California State University, Long Beach Metropolitan transportation research Group C: Nine congressionally designated centers; each receives $750,000 per year between 1998 and 2001; limited competition with Group B centers for 5th and 6th years. Location Theme Morgan State University Transportation safety and efficiency through management, research, and development New Jersey Institute of Technology Productivity improvements through transportation North Carolina A&T State University Urban transit North Carolina State University Transportation and the environment

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The Workforce Challenge: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Qualified Workers for Transportation and Transit agencies Location Theme San Jose State University Surface transportation policy studies University of Alabama Management and safety of transportation systems University of Arkansas Rural transportation University of Idaho Advanced transportation technology University of South Florida Urban transportation Group D: Six congressionally designated centers; each receives $2 million per year from 1998 to 2003. Location Theme George Mason University (with University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) Intelligent transportation systems Marshall University Economic growth and productivity in rural Appalachia through transportation Montana State University, Bozeman Rural transportation Northwestern University Infrastructure technology University of Minnesota Intelligent transportation systems University of Rhode Island Advanced transportation infrastructure and systems Part 2: Programs designated in TEA-21 and funded from FHWA Surface Transportation Research Program funds. Funding is on an 80/20, federal/other matching basis; federal funds are subject to an obligation limitation ceiling (approximately 12 percent reduction in FY 2000). Program Location/Federal Funds Term Seismic Research University of California at San Diego ($4 million) 1999–2002 Global Climate Research University of Alabama at Huntsville ($1 million) 1999–2003 Asphalt Pavement Research Auburn University ($0.5 million) 1999–2000

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The Workforce Challenge: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Qualified Workers for Transportation and Transit agencies Program Location/Federal Funds Term Seismic Research Program National Center for Earthquake Engineering at State University of New York-Buffalo ($12 million) 1998–2003 Fundamental Properties of Asphalt and Modified Asphalt Western Research Institute at the University of Wyoming ($16 million) 1998–2003 Intelligent Infrastructure Research Drexel University ($10 million) 1999–2003 Recycled Materials Research Center University of New Hampshire ($9 million per year) 1998–2003 Intermodal Transportation Simulation System and National Center for Aviation and Transportation Dowling College and Auburn University ($2 million to Dowling with a minimum of $0.5 million to Auburn in FY 2000 only) FY 2000 Other designated programs for undesignated recipients $94 million 1998–2003 Part 3: Programs designated in TEA-21 and funded from FHWA Technology Deployment Initiatives and Partnerships Program. Funding is on an 80/20 federal/other matching basis; federal funds are subject to an obligation limitation ceiling (approximately 12 percent reduction in FY 2000). Program Location/Federal Funds Term Advanced Vehicle Research University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa ($2 million) 1999–2003 Geothermal Heat Pump Smart Bridge Research Oklahoma State University ($3.5 million) 1999–2002 Intelligent Stiffener for Bridge Stress Reduction University of Oklahoma ($2.5 million) 1999–2001 Advanced Trauma Care University of Alabama at Birmingham ($3.75 million) 1999–2003 Center for Transportation Injury Research Calspan of Buffalo Research Center ($12 million) 1998–2003 Head and Spinal Cord Injury Research Louisiana State University ($1 million) and George Washington University ($1.5 million) 1999–2003 Motor Vehicle Safety Warning System Georgia Tech Research Center ($2.1 million) 1998–2000 Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure State of Pennsylvania ($10.2 million) 1998–2003

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The Workforce Challenge: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Qualified Workers for Transportation and Transit agencies Program Location/Federal Funds Term Advanced Traffic Monitoring and Response Center Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ($10 million) 1998-2003 Transportation Economics and Land Use New Jersey Institute of Technology ($6 million) 1998-2003 Part 4: Designated programs (recipients) in the FY 2000 highway appropriations. Funding was at 50 percent of conference earmark. Program Location Funding Geosynthetic Materials Montana State University $200,000 Polymer Binders South Carolina State University and Clemson University $625,000 Advanced Engineering/ Wood Composites San Diego State University and the University of Maine $600,000 Center for Excellence for Structures and Pavements West Virginia University $1,000,000 Native Vegetation Center University of Northern Iowa $150,000 National Environmental Research Center University of New Mexico $25,000