About the UVM TRC

Vermont’s Transportation Research Center (TRC) is a hub for innovative and interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach on sustainable transportation system solutions. The TRC focuses on transportation planning as it relates to resilience, energy, and health.

Since our founding in 2006, the TRC has:

  • Attracted over $7.4 million to UVM in new external grants;
  • Created 12 new courses;
  • Hosted over 5,300 people at our events;
  • Funded 109 graduates students with full research assistantships;
  • Launched a significant transportation workforce development initiative.

The TRC began as a National University Transportation Center (UTC), funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and currently is a team member on another UTC, the National Center for Sustainable Transportation.   It hosts the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Vermont Department of Public Service, and the Northeastern Transportation Workforce Center, one of five FHWA funded centers around the country. The TRC manages the New England Transportation Consortium (NETC) for the six New England state DOTs and the Vermont Transportation Research Collaborative for the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

About the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

The United States is at a critical juncture: Our aging infrastructure must be maintained, upgraded, and in many cases, re-imagined. The need for CAIT’s work is more timely and important than ever before. CAIT activities are advancing the safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally sound movement of people and goods in our nation and beyond. The majority of CAIT’s work focuses on the USDOT strategic areas of state of good repair, economic competitiveness, and safety. Hosted at Rutgers University, CAIT promotes cutting edge research through its collaborations with both industry and academic partners.

CAIT research and programs:

  • Keep our infrastructure safe, secure, and in a state of good repair
  • Better manage infrastructure assets and the resources to maintain and improve them
  • Apply research concepts and technology in real-world practice
  • Improve roadway safety
  • Optimize efficiency of infrastructure and operations
  • Mitigate congestion
  • Reduce negative environmental impacts
  • Educate the transportation infrastructure workforce

Infrastructure is all around us, interwoven with our daily lives in ways we take for granted. From tap water, to your daily commute, to moving millions of tons of products coast to coast—everything relies on infrastructure.

CAIT is addressing every aspect of today’s—and tomorrow’s—most pressing infrastructure issues: condition assessment, life cycle and durability, asset managementsafetymobility, and environmental and economic sustainability of our roads, bridges, ports, and more.

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