Fueled by the inevitable changes in our transportation system, the Safety through Disruption (Safe-D) University Transportation Center (UTC) endeavors to maximize the potential safety benefits of disruptive technologies through targeted research that addresses the most pressing transportation safety questions. Safe-D will focus its efforts in three key areas: (1) cutting-edge research by leading transportation safety experts and their students; (2) education and workforce development with programs for all levels from grade school through college to continuing education for professionals; and (3) fully supported technology transfer including practitioner training partnerships, social networking, commercialization, and intellectual property management.
The Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility (CATM) will foster transdisciplinary collaboration to address current and anticipated future transportation needs for all vulnerable populations. With “Ensuring Mobility for Vulnerable Populations” as its theme, the Center will promote the development of novel solutions focused on enabling safe and efficient mobility for vulnerable individuals on a daily basis as well as optimizing mobility for vulnerable populations in emergency situations. Research conducted through the Center will improve the availability of transportation options for the most vulnerable members of society, enabling equitable access to the ever-changing world.
The Urban Mobility & Equity Tier 1 Center (UMEC) focuses on research to improve urban mobility of people and goods in a safe, environmentally sustainable, and equitable manner. UMEC’s research program addresses the following topic areas: increasing access to opportunities, smart cities, novel modes of transport, systems integration, analytical tools to optimize movement, and regional planning. In addition it promotes education and research opportunities for minorities and women to prepare them for transportation careers.
The mission statement of the Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI-UTC) is to conduct research that will advance surface transportation through the application of innovative research and using connected-vehicle and infrastructure technologies to improve safety, state of good repair, economic competitiveness, livable communities, and environmental sustainability.
The University of Virginia (UVA), located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the lead university of the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center (MATS UTC). The other members of the MATS UTC are: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), University of Delaware (UD), Morgan State University (MSU), Marshall University (MU), and Old Dominion University (ODU).