Complex interchange, aerial view

Coming May 2015: Students to study international transportation perspectives in exotic Istanbul
10/28/2014 – Advanced Topics in Transportation Engineering Transportation engineering is an increasingly global profession. For two weeks in May 2015, Iowa State students are invited to study advanced topic…

About the Midwest Transportation Center

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) is one of 10 regional University Transportation Centers sponsored by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. DOT. The MTC is funded by the 2012 federal transportation bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

Focus Area

The research focus area for the MTC is "State of Good Repair," a key program under MAP-21. The MTC will focus its research on data-driven performance measures of transportation infrastructure, traffic safety, and project construction.

In addition to research, the grant from the U.S. DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration will also support education programs, leadership development, diversity promotion, and outreach efforts.

Partner Universities

The MTC is a consortium of six universities and will include researchers and students from each:

Iowa State University is the lead institution, and the Center is administered through ISU's Institute for Transportation.

Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas, is also a collaborator.

Researchers at the partner schools will work with their state transportation departments and other agencies to identify transportation projects and programs important to the Midwest and the various states.


Coming May 2015: Students to study international transportation perspectives in exotic Istanbul, 10/28/2014

New Traffic Operations Laboratory at Institute for Transportation, 10/28/2014

Iowa State University ITE Chapter and Graduate Student, Yundi Huang, Honored by MOVITE, 10/16/2014

InTrans awarded $2.52 million per year over the next two years to establish regional UTC, 10/19/2013

Midwest Transportation Center
2711 S. Loop Dr, Suite 4700
Ames, IA 50010-8664
Phone 515.294.8103
Fax 515.294.0467
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