Partnerships That Make a Difference: Center for Transportation Research

As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. The university will be celebrating its status as an engaged institution throughout the year by featuring these individual examples in articles that highlight their unique contribution to the community.

Center for Transportation Research

partnership-stickyThe Center for Transportation Research partners with state and local agencies, businesses, and industry throughout the country. CTR projects include a program that works with community agencies to meet the needs of transportation-disadvantaged residents and a summer transportation academy for seventh- and eighth-grade girls. The interdisciplinary center also provides research opportunities for hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students.

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The Center for Transportation Research “brings together researchers, practitioners, and the public in a collaborative fashion to address a real-world transportation issue,” said center director, David Clarke. “Highway traffic safety is a key aspect of our center’s mission, and we can achieve that better by getting everyone on the same page.”

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