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The UTCs conduct research that directly supports the priorities of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to promote the safe, efficient and environmentally sound movement of good and people.  UTCs work with regional, state, local and tribal transportation agencies to help find solutions to challenges that directly impact their communities and affect the efficiency of the nation’s transportation system.

The 2016 Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) is composed of four university transportation centers led by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University. The Consortium was organized after winning a competition sponsored by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to create consortia tasked with “Improving Mobility of People and Goods.” 

The Howard University Transportation Research Center (HUTRC) is part of the MNTRC Consortium and is tasked with a research project focused on improving throughput traffic.



2016 FAST Act Tier 1 Consortium team:

  • The Mineta National Transportation Research Consortium


Lead University:

  • San Jose State University


Consortium Members:

  • Howard University

  • Navajo Technical University

  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte





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