The UTC Program was created in 1987 under the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act, which established transportation centers in 10 regions. The UTC Program was reauthorized three more times expanding the number and funding level of UTCs. The UTC Program was reauthorized through the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). SAFETEA-LU significantly expanded the number of centers from 33 to 60, each with a mission to advance the expertise and workforce for transportation disciplines through research, education, and technology transfer. UTCs are a vital source for students that provide educational and research opportunities, training, skill enhancement, workshops, seminars, conferences, summer employment and internship opportunities, and awareness in transportation careers.
The UTC Program is managed by the Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). To learn more about the UTC program, go to http://utc.dot.gov/.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hosts a series of webinars on national highway research priorities for University Transportation Centers (UTCs) from the end of March through the middle of May. The purpose of the webinars is to communicate national highway-related challenges and research priorities to consider when developing UTC research agendas. [View and download the webinars]
|»||Apportionment of Funds|
|»||Clarification of Policy on Indirect Costs of State and Local Governments|
|»||FHWA, State DOT, and MPO Rights to Copyrighted and Patented Items Developed with FHWA Planning and Research Funds|
|»||Guidance on Use of SPR Funds for Travel and Training|
|»||American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials|
|»||Council of University Transportation Centers|
|»||Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)|
|»||Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development|
|»||Research and Technology Coordinating Committee|
|»||Research Advisory Committee|
|»||Standing Committee on Research (SCOR)|
|»||Transportation Research Board|
|»||The World Road Association (PIARC)|