The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute conducts research to save lives, time, money, and protect the environment. One of the seven premier research institutes created by Virginia Tech to answer national challenges, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is continually advancing transportation through innovation and has impacted public policy on the national and international level.
VTTI has grown from approximately 15 faculty, staff, and students to become the second largest university-level transportation institute in the U.S. with more than 350 employees. As one of seven premier research institutes created by Virginia Tech to answer national challenges, VTTI has effected significant change in public policies for driver, passenger and pedestrian safety and is advancing the design of vehicles and infrastructure to increase safety and reduce environmental impacts.
In all endeavors, the VTTI community is charged with finding solutions to the greatest transportation challenges facing not only the nation but the world. Those of the Institute are truly dedicating their lives to saving lives.
Tom Dingus, Ph.D., is director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), is the Newport News Shipbuilding Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, and is the president of VTT, LLC. He is center director of the Tier 1 Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI-UTC), which comprises a consortium of Virginia Tech/VTTI, the University of Virginia, and Morgan State University. Read More