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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Programs
Department of Transportation Programs
The Office of Technical Services (OTS) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is pleased to present a revised and updated catalog of Transportation Education, Training, and Workforce Development Programs and Resources. Since it was first published in July 2008 the demand for the catalog has been strong. The catalog is designed to serve as a source of information to students, faculty, and transportation professionals by bringing together in one booklet transportation-related education, training, and professional development programs offered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), and professional associations and organizations. It provides to students useful information about scholarships, internships, and career opportunities in transportation. Faculty members can use it as a resource guide for their students to consider transportation as a career option and as a useful source of information on research opportunities. It can also benefit transportation professionals by providing useful information on training and professional development opportunities; and by promoting partnerships, improving the sharing of information, and coordination that will lead to more effective programs, which will help meet the transportation workforce development challenge.
The catalog includes brief descriptions of the programs, names of contact individuals, phone numbers, and email and Web site addresses when available. The programs included in the catalog cover a variety of areas, particularly scholarships, internships, career awareness programs, work study opportunities, training, professional development programs, and career entry-level programs. They include primarily programs administered by FHWA, but also many programs offered by other operating administrations in the U.S. DOT and national professional organizations/associations. However, the catalog does not include the numerous programs that exist in various States, regions, and universities nationwide.
The information is compiled by the OTS as part of its effort to share information with its customers and partners about available education and training resources and to promote better coordination among providers of transportation education and training programs. The catalog is also available on the following FHWA Web site: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/transprogcat.
We express our sincere appreciation to all those who helped in the compilation of the information for the catalog. We also welcome any feedback on how to make future editions more effective and responsive to your needs. We recognize that there may be programs that are omitted by oversight, or areas where we can improve the quality of the catalog. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact: Petronella James, FHWA Office of Technical Services, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moges Ayele, Ph.D.
Senior Liaison for Higher Education
Office of Technical Services
National Highway Institute (NHI) — Training and Courses
NHI is the training and education arm of FHWA that continuously helps to improve the performance of the Nation’s transportation system through training. NHI is part of the Office of Technical Services (OTS) within FHWA. NHI was established in 1970 to provide training resources to customers, partners, and learners in every State and to upgrade the knowledge and skills of transportation personnel engaged in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our surface transportation system. NHI’s goals are to train the current and future transportation workforce, and effectively and quickly transfer knowledge to and among transportation professionals.
With more than 40 years of experience in serving the transportation community, NHI is sufficiently equipped to provide excellent training resources and training courses to national and international customers, partners, local governments, private organizations, and all learners from every State. Annually, NHI delivers more than 700 courses to more than 16,000 participants. The courses cover a variety of topics including structures, geotechnical, construction and maintenance, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), real estate, transportation planning, highway safety, asset management, pavement and materials, design and traffic operations, hydraulics, freight and transportation logistics, environment, business public administration and quality, and communications.
Products and services provided by NHI include a training catalog with course schedules and details, course hosting opportunities, online checkout service to pay for courses, books and training materials, online transcript request, and Web conferencing. NHI also offers beneficial resources and tools for developing effective courses, such as Instructor-Led Training (ILT), Web Conference Training (WCT), and Web-Based Training (WBT) Developer Toolkits. It also provides guidance and resources on learning that introduces learning principles, instructional system design, course development processes, and more. NHI customers continue to give positive comments on NHI’s quality of training and services.
To learn more about opportunities offered by NHI:
Contact Rick Barnaby by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (703) 235-0520, or dial the toll free number: (877) 558-6873
or visit: http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov
Federal Highway Resource Center (FHWA-RC)
The FHWA Resource Center Technical Service Teams (TSTs) provide fast and expert solutions to pressing transportation issues. The FHWA Resource Center offers training and expert assistance in a variety of technical, communication, and financial areas directly related to the transportation industry. The training offerings are designed to advance the strategic goals and objectives of the FHWA by providing high-level technical assistance to FHWA Division Offices, State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, local agencies, as well as other customer segments throughout the United States.
The Resource Center's TSTs offer tailored workshops, briefings, and seminars, based on customer requirements. Assistance is provided both on-site and via a number of virtual methods,including Webinars and video conferencing. In addition, many team members are instructors for courses offered through the National Highway Institute and the National Transit Institute. Team members are also available for program and process reviews, and other consultative assistance on an as-needed basis.
The Resource Center provides an annual Call for Service which allows customers to request forecasted assistance. Customers now have the opportunity to revisit these requests, adding, deleting or modifying them quarterly. Please visit the Call for Service link at: http://rc.fhwa.dot.gov/callforservice/.
For further information on the program:
Contact Bernetta Collins, Resource Center Director, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/misc/training.cfm
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP)
DDETFP is administered by the University and Grants Program under FHWA’s Office of Professional and Corporate Development (OPCD). The program was first established in 1991 by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA). It was then reauthorized in 1998 by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21); and again reauthorized in 2005 by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This program was established to attract qualified students to the fields of transportation education and research, and to advance transportation workforce development. Eligible participants are students pursing degrees in transportation-related disciplines starting from junior year to doctoral level. Eligible participants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must provide a certified copy of their I-20 or I-551 ID issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Full benefits of the program include tuition, stipend, and travel expenses to the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) annual meeting. Selected participants may not receive a full reward, but will receive a minimum $1,500 for travel to TRB’s annual meeting. The DDETFP awards a variety of different fellowships to approximately 150-200 students annually. The various fellowships awarded under the DDETFP are listed below:
Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP)
GAMTTEP is administered by the University and Grants Program under the FHWA’s Office of Technical Services (OTS). Its purpose is to improve the preparation of students—particularly women and minorities—in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and prepare youth to become the future transportation workforce.
Former Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater established the program in May 1997 under the title of Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Futures Program. It is named after Garrett A. Morgan (1877-1963), a prominent African American entrepreneur and inventor. One of his most notable inventions was the traffic signal, a device that provided the foundation for managing traffic flow in the 20th century. In 2005, Congress elevated this program to a new level by funding and authorizing its establishment in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
GAMTTEP provides grants to local and State educational agencies, which may partner with institutions of higher education, public and private organizations, and others to implement programs to improve K-12 students’ skills in STEM through transportation-related activities. This program focuses on:
Transportation and Education Research Community of Practice (CoP)
The Transportation Education and Research CoP is administered by the University and Grants Program under the FHWA’s OTS. CoP is an effective Web based tool that promotes continuous learning through the exchange of knowledge between transportation officials, students, university faculty, and others interested in the field of transportation. It creates a virtual environment for all to post information regarding various highway exchange topics. The Transportation Education and Research CoP in particular promotes the exchange of information regarding ideas, experiences, and practices among transportation education professionals and peers.
To get more information:
Contact Mr. Gerald Hill by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (703) 235-0591
or contact Mr. Henry Murdaugh by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: (703) 235-0538
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/opd/universitygrants.htm
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)/Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)
Sponsored by FHWA, LTAP/TTAP helps to increase the knowledge and skills of the transportation workforce. LTAP was established in 1982 to provide information and training programs to local agencies regarding transportation roadway and bridge maintenance. TTAP was established in 1991 to provide a training and technology transfer resource to Native American tribes. These programs are composed of a network of 58 centers—one in every State, one in Puerto Rico, and seven regional centers serving tribal governments. Each center is a resource for local agencies providing training programs, information, technology updates, technical assistance, and newsletters.
To get more information:
Contact Clark Martin by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (703) 235-0547
or contact Cameron Ishaq by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: (703) 235-0525
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/opd/affiliateprogram.htm or http://www.ltapt2.org
Core State Program Funds for Workforce Development
The Core State Program Funds for Workforce Development is a new provision under Section 5204(e) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), that allows funds from the Surface Transportation, National Highway System, Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation, Interstate Maintenance, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement programs, at the discretion of the States, to be used for workforce development, training, and educational purposes. Funds may be used for the purposes of training and education for in-service workers, transportation career activities, student internships, and university or community college support.
Training and Education/Transportation Education Development Pilot Program
Section 5204(f) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), (Public Law 109-59), provides for the Secretary of Transportation to establish a program to make grants to institutions of higher education that, in partnership with industry or State departments of transportation, will develop, test, and revise new curricula and education programs to train individuals at all levels of the transportation workforce. The amount of the grants cannot exceed $300,000 per year. After a recipient has received three years of Federal funding under this subsection, Federal funding may equal not more than 75 percent of a grantee’s program costs.
Transportation Scholarship Opportunities Program
The Transportation Scholarship Opportunities Program under Section 5505 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorizes nongovernmental institutions to create scholarship and mentoring programs. This program also authorizes operating administrations within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to create scholarship and mentoring programs, which most of these administrations did not have before. Funding is not provided and operating administration participation is discretionary.
Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)
STIPDG is funded by FHWA’s Office of Civil Rights On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program and managed by FHWA’s Office of Human Resources. This program provides a ten-week summer internship opportunity primarily for groups who have been underrepresented-such as women, persons with disabilities, and students from diverse groups. Eligible participants are college/university students enrolled in a variety of disciplines. STIPDG participants receive many benefits including hands-on experience and on-the-job training at a transportation office or facility. Included is a stipend of up to $5,000 for Law or Graduate students, and $4,000 for Undergraduate students. Housing arrangements and payments are also provided. Participants may also receive college credits upon completion of the program with the permission of their college/university.
To learn more about STIPDG:
Contact Lafayette Melton by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (202) 366-2907
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.htm
or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development Program (PDP)
PDP is administered by FHWA’s Office of Human Resources (HR). This program was developed to provide opportunities for participants to experience career development of the highest caliber in transportation, engineering, and planning at FHWA. The program is a FHWA-paid Federal job that lasts two years and provides the opportunity for advancement and placement in a permanent position upon completion of the program. The program consists of on-the-job-training, diverse developmental assignments, and participation at a Professional Development Academy. Eligible participants are college graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a variety of disciplines, who are motivated and committed to the field of transportation. Benefits offered by this program include travel, relocation, competitive salary, flexible work schedules, diverse practical experience, vacation and sick leave, job security, graduate/postgraduate studies, life insurance, retirement, and bonuses. Selected participants will be assigned to a sponsoring office that serves as their “home base.” Participants are expected to travel to various geographical locations throughout PDP to complete several developmental assignments. Upon completion of PDP, selected participants must be available for final placement at any location nationwide. Graduates must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for this program.
To learn more about PDP:
Contact Juana Sosa by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (202) 366-1753
or contact Lafayette Melton by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: (202) 366-2907
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/aaa/pdp
FHWA’s Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP)
FCIP is managed by the Office of Human Resources, Student Outreach and Career Entry Programs Group. FCIP is designed to help agencies recruit and attract exceptional individuals into a variety of occupations. It was created under Executive Order 13162, and is intended for positions at grade levels GS-5, 7, and 9. In general, individuals are appointed to a two-year internship. Upon successful completion of the internships, the interns may be eligible for permanent placement within an agency.
Eligible participants for FCIP are college graduates with undergraduate or graduate level degrees, or experience related to specific occupations. Selected participants are placed throughout FHWA where they are given the opportunity to experience career development in the highway transportation field. The positions are intended to develop candidates for the full performance level in a particular series (generally GS-12 unless otherwise indicated). Career intern positions are designed to give incumbents the necessary background to eventually compete for leadership positions above the full performance level.
Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
STEP is managed by FHWA’s Office of Human Resources (HR). STEP offers paid temporary Federal employment opportunities in the field of transportation to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students may work full time, part time, or anytime during the year; however, the student’s work schedule should not interfere with the student’s academic schedule. Participants are given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and are eligible for annual and sick leave. Participants are not required to work in their field of study or discipline.
To learn more about STEP:
Contact Tammie Murray by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (202) 366-0541
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/orders/m30001c/p1ch2s1.htm or
Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
SCEP is managed by FHWA’s Office of Human Resources (HR). SCEP provides paid Federal employment opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students gain valuable work experience in positions that are directly related to their field of study. Students may work full time, part time, or anytime during the year, however the student’s work schedule should not interfere with the student’s academic schedule. Students are eligible for Federal benefits including annual and sick leave. Additionally, SCEP provides eligibility for non-competitive permanent employment with FHWA upon obtaining a degree and meeting all position-related requirements.
To learn more about SCEP:
Contact Serena Matthews by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: (202) 366-1201
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/orders/m30001c/p1ch2s1.htm or
Academic Study Program (ASP)
ASP is managed by FHWA’s Office of Human Resources’ (HR) Training and Development Group (TDG). ASP was established to support FHWA employees taking academic courses or programs of study. Interested FHWA employees need an endorsement from a nominating official to participate in the program. The endorsement should explain how the proposed program of study will help to meet FHWA’s organizational goals for program leadership or technical expertise. ASP benefits employees by providing funding for their approved full time or part time programs of study. A $20,000 cap has been placed for all ASPs. Funds can be used for tuition, books, and other fees. Please refer to the Web site provided for fees not covered by FHWA.
To learn more about ASP:
Contact Nicole Hicks by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (202) 366-1202
or visit: http://intra.fhwa.dot.gov/opt/training/development/asp/asp.htm (only available through FHWA StaffNet)
Transportation and Technology Academy of Cardozo High School (TransTech) Program
The Cardozo TransTech Program is managed by FHWA’s Office of Human Resources (HR). This program was established in 1991 to bridge the gap between classrooms and the transportation workplace for students enrolled at Cardozo Senior High School, located in Washington, D.C. Cardozo High School students are eligible to participate if they are entering the ninth, tenth, or eleventh grade with a minimum of a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Other requirements include participation in extra-curricular activities, good conduct, and good attendance. Students benefit significantly from this program through numerous opportunities, such as mentoring, summer internships, regular student work assignments, and career development activities.
To learn more about the TransTech Program:
Contact Juana Sosa by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: (202) 366-1753
or contact Lafayette Melton by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (202) 366-2907
or visit: http://transtechacademy.com/
National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)
The NSTI program is managed by FHWA’s Office of Civil Rights. The program began in 1993 at South Carolina State University (SCSU) through a cooperative effort between SCSU, South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), and FHWA’s South Carolina Division Office. The program was established to attract youth into the transportation field. In 1999, Congress authorized this program in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), establishing it as the first transportation education program for secondary school students. The NSTI activities, which are conducted in college/university campuses throughout the country, provide four to six week sessions to middle and high school students. The program focuses on raising students’ awareness in transportation careers and encourages students to pursue transportation courses at the college/university level. Students benefit from the program through participating in transportation related activities including math, science, and technology enrichment. Other features of this program include SAT preparation, field trips, life management seminars, and student projects. Interested students may have the opportunity to participate at program locations outside their State.
Construction Career Days Program (CCDP)
CCDP—which is designed to increase awareness among high school and college students about career opportunities in the highway construction industry- is managed by FHWA’s Office of Civil Rights. The program was created in 1999 to address the severe shortage of skilled construction workers in the state of Texas. The shortage of workers was eroding competition in the number of bidders for transportation projects and adversely affecting quality in the highway construction program. The program’s founders wanted to create a "hands-on" event for students to learn about the diversity of careers in the transportation related construction sector. Another key purpose of the program is to change the negative image that the construction sector has among the public in general and among youth. The first construction career day event was held in March 1999, in Lewisville, Texas with more than 1,300 students attending. The program’s success has led to its adoption throughout the country. Since the first event in 1999, more than 300,000 students have participated in the program. The events are well received by students and teachers as well as representatives from industry, government, education, and various other groups. A National Construction Career Day Center has been established at the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center that serves to continue the program’s expansion, act as a clearinghouse of information, and provide technical assistance to local Construction Career Day teams in designing and hosting their events. The Center has created a National Construction Career Day Advisory Board representing industry, government, labor, and education to provide input on how the program can continuously be improved.
On-The-Job Training & Supportive Services Program
The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program requires State Transportation Agencies (STA) to establish project apprenticeship and training programs targeted to move women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals into journey-level positions in skilled and semi-skilled crafts in an effort to address the historical under-representation of these groups in highway construction. In support of this contractor “project-by-project” effort, Supportive Services (SS) funds are available to each STA’s OJT Program for developing, conducting, and administering surface transportation and technology training, including skill improvement programs, and developing and funding summer transportation institutes. The program is usually known as the OJT/SS Program, to acknowledge the SS funds that pay for the OJT apprenticeship and training programs. The program was established to supplement the OJT Program. Section 5204(e) of SAFETEA-LU) provides discretionary authority for the States to use funds from five primary core programs to support training, education, and workforce development (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program, Highway Bridge Program (HBP), Interstate Maintenance (IM), National Highway System (NHS), and Surface Transportation Program (STP)). Eligible work includes recruitment, skills training, job placement, child care outreach, transportation to work-sites, post-graduation follow-up, and job-site mentoring. Training and development include activities associated with surface transportation career awareness, student transportation career preparation, and training and professional development for surface transportation workers—including activities for women and minorities.
ARRA Funding for OJT/SS: The Recovery Act section under the “Federal Highway Administration Federal Infrastructure Investment” heading states, “That of the funds made available under this heading, $20,000,000 shall be for highway surface transportation and technology training.”
To get more information on the On-the-Job Training program,
Contact Zakiah Latif-Lynch by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: (202) 366-1585
Office of Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T) Student Volunteer Program
The Student Volunteer Program is administered by FHWA’s Office of Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T). This program provides high school and college students the opportunity to gain hands-on-experience in the transportation field. The Student Volunteer Program establishes partnerships with local high schools and local universities, which allow students to conduct transportation related experiments and research. Experiments and research are carried out at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center located in McLean, Va.
To get more information:
Contact by phone at: (202) 493-3999
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/researchopportunity/students/
Environmental Competency Building (ECB) Program
The Environmental Competency Building (ECB) Program provides a central source of information for transportation and environmental professionals to develop competency in the environmental disciplines required for their work.
The ECB program mission is to collaboratively identify, develop, and promote effective strategies and resources that will cultivate and enhance competencies of professionals to deliver environmentally sustainable transportation programs. ECB program goals are to:
For further information on the ECB program:
Contact Gerald Solomon by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (202) 366-2037
or visit: http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/ecb/index.aspx
Freight Management and Operations
The Office of Freight Management and Operations (OFMO) promotes efficient, seamless, and secure freight flows on the U.S. transportation system and across borders. The smooth and secure flow of freight is important to the Nation's economy and to global connectivity. The activities of the OFMO build a greater understanding of freight transportation issues and trends, foster public/private partnerships, improve operations through advanced technologies, and educate and train freight transportation professionals.
Highway Infrastructure Security and Emergency Management Professional Capacity Building (HIS/EM PCB) Program
HIS/EM Professional Capacity Building were initially established as the FHWA Security PCB Program. Its objective was to enhance the knowledge and understanding of security among the Nation's highway workforce. In collaboration with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Transportation Systems Center and acknowledging the natural linkage between highway infrastructure security and emergency management, the Security PCB Program was transformed into the HIS/EM PCB. Concurrently the objective was expanded to also include the need for providing knowledge and understanding about emergency management to the highway workforce. The HIS/EM Professional Capacity Building program provides access to available training opportunities in highway infrastructure security and emergency management. The site may be used for research, continuing education, or as a reference repository. Links to the courses on Emergency Management enable on-line course completion through the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
For further information on the HIS/EM PCB program:
Contact Dan Ferezan by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: (202) 366-0507
or visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/security/emergencymgmt/profcapacitybldg/
Roadway Safety Professional Capacity Building (RSPCB) Program
Roadway safety professionals across the country are striving to improve the safety of the Nation’s roads but face challenges as technologies emerge and new professionals enter the field. The FHWA’s Office of Safety (HSA) created the RSPCB program to help develop critical knowledge, skills, and abilities within the roadway safety workforce. Building on the work of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan and the Highway Safety Manual, the program helps transportation professionals better utilize new tools and technologies. The program objectives are to:
For further information on the RSPCB program:
Contact Ben Gribbon by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: (202) 366-1809
or visit: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/training/pcb/ and http://rspcb.safety.fhwa.dot.gov/
National Transportation Training Resource (NTTR)
The National Transportation Training Resource (NTTR) is an online database of information about learning resources for the public-sector transportation workforce. The NTTR is a tool for training managers and frontline transportation professionals. Training managers can use the NTTR to obtain information about courses and resource developers; while professionals can use the NTTR to locate opportunities to build their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Use the NTTR search tools to easily locate resources that target skill building in specific competency areas.
The National Transportation Training Resource (NTTR) is growing, expanding, and evolving a database of transportation-related learning resources: growing in the number of resources being added; expanding in the variety of organizations that are submitting resources; and evolving in the range of transportation disciplines being addressed.
The NTTR contains information, or metadata, about resources. An example of such metadata is a description of the resource itself; the name of the resource contact, developer, or instructor; or the resource’s position within a competency, among other metadata. Training managers can use this information to identify course developers, obtain timesaving guidance and input into their own course developments, learn about the factors that led to successful course rollouts in other States, or locate training providers. Transportation professionals in agencies can use the NTTR to identify resources that can improve their skills within a transportation discipline, or within a competency.
Currently the majority of the resources in the NTTR cover topics in highway safety, maintenance, construction, materials, operations, management, and general skills-although plans are under way to add resources that pertain to transit, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and commercial vehicle operations. Additionally, many resources in the NTTR are mapped to one or both of two popular competencies: the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) and the Transportation Operations Framework. Other competencies are being considered for inclusion, and the NTTR’s underlying database structure allows for such additions without the need for substantial programming modifications.
For more information about the NTTR, or to discuss adding your competency to the NTTR:
Contact Ben Gribbon by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: 202-366-1809
or contact Gerry Flood by email at: email@example.com
or by phone at: 617-494-3848
or visit: http://www.nttr.dot.gov/about.aspx
DOT’s Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op)
The Co-Op is supported by DOT to provide students an opportunity to obtain a paid work experience while attending school. Students are eligible if they are enrolled in a high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, or graduate or professional school. Applicants to the program are required to be in good academic standing and enrolled in at least half-time academic course load. Benefits of this program include the opportunity to gain work experience related to their field of study, eligibility for non-competitive permanent employment with DOT, flexible work schedules, health insurance, and life insurance.
To get more information:
Students interested in this program should contact their specific school career planning or placement office and visit: http://careers.dot.gov/stu_coop.html
DOT’s Transportation Career Residency Program
The Transportation Career Residency Program allows participants to "set their career in motion." Eligible participants are college graduates with at least a master’s degree or higher level degree with an outstanding academic record, potential for professional development, interest in management and analysis of policies and programs, and a desire to work in the transportation industry. Selected participants go through a 24-month professional development "residency" that includes site visits and job rotations. Participants will gain a rewarding work experience that enhances their strategic, management, and technical skills. Benefits are paid vacations, sick leave, health insurance, life insurance, paid training, thrift savings plan, transportation subsidies, and flexible work schedules. Participants must be U.S. citizens to be eligible.
To learn more about DOT’s Transportation Career Residency Program:
Contact a program specialist by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at: (202) 366-4088
or visit: http://careers.dot.gov/stu_entryprog.html
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
The PMF Program is supported by DOT and managed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of the Federal Government’s Human Resource Agency. The PMF Program was established by an Executive Order in 1977 to attract outstanding men and women to the Federal service. The qualified applicants are to come from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths and have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. Individuals with a master’s, law, or doctoral-level degree participate in a 2-year Federal career developmental program and are given the opportunity to explore career opportunities in the Federal Government. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service. This program is highly competitive and provides a valuable source for participants to gain management, analytical, and leadership skills. To be eligible to apply, an applicant must be a current student who is working toward the completion of his/her graduate degree requirements, and must complete all graduate degree requirements during a specified time period.
University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program
The UTC Program is managed by the DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). 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.
To learn more about the UTC program:
Contact the specific UTC of interest by obtaining the UTC’s contact information from:
http://utc.dot.gov/, or see list of UTCs at the end of this catalog.
The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Program
The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center is part of the DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). The Volpe Center was established in 1970 by John A. Volpe, who was the second U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The goal of the Center is to provide leadership and help decision makers define problems and pursue solutions related to their critical transportation issues. The Center is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where numerous outreach programs are conducted. These numerous outreach programs are listed below under the following categories: Volunteer Educational Outreach Programs, Volpe Center Employee Programs, and Volpe Center Work Opportunities.
Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
TSI was established in 1971 to help DOT modal administrations accomplish their mission essential training requirements. TSI is managed by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). Since its inception, TSI has expanded its clientele to keep up with the needs of the Department and transportation industry. The Institute offers premier transit, aviation, motor carrier, highway safety, hazardous materials, risk management, and other training nationally and internationally.
TSI is nationally recognized as an excellent training provider with a variety of customers. TSI is headquartered in Oklahoma City at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC). The MMAC building is a large training facility that contains all the necessary training support services, such as classrooms and audiovisual resources. Classrooms are complemented by state-of-the-art teaching equipment. Training can be conducted at both on-site and off-site locations at low cost. The training provided is customer focused and is developed with sponsor involvement. TSI’s staff is highly experienced and works with skilled teachers and course developers to provide excellent job-related training. Participants in the TSI training can learn new skills and techniques specific to their field as well as gain the opportunity to obtain certificates.
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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) — Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program
The DOT’s ITS program is managed by the ITS Joint Program Office in the Research and Innovative Technologies Administration (RITA). The ITS Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program provides comprehensive, accessible, and flexible ITS learning for the transportation industry. By using the program, public agencies can build and sustain a capable and technically proficient ITS workforce, and transportation professionals can develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities while furthering their career paths.
The ITS PCB Program offers a wide spectrum of learning opportunities through training, technical assistance, Web seminars, peer exchanges, education, case studies, reference materials, and local programs. The wide variety offers professionals an opportunity to meet their ITS learning needs in a more tailored and easily accessible way.
The program was developed in 1991 under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) to develop research, operational testing, and implementation of ITS. The ITS program was reauthorized in 1998 by the Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). ITS’s deployment program was then closed under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) in 2005, but funding was still provided for ITS research. Since then, the ITS program continues pursing research and development. The program also offers services such as technology transfer, training, and technical guidance. One program included in the ITS program is the:
National Transit Institute (NTI)
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Intermodal Public Transportation Program’s (IPTP) Human Capacity Building Program
The IPTP coordinates capacity building programs for U.S. transit professionals to learn from international transit agencies that are world leaders in areas relevant to U.S. transit operations such as bus rapid transit, fare collection, public private partnerships, and safety and security. The FTA also collaborates with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) International Transit Studies Program (ITSP) on their capacity building programs.For information and reports on recent TCRP International Transit Studies Program (ITSP) missions, visit http://www.tcrpstudymissions.com/.
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Safety and Security Assistance
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Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program (TPCB)
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Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
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Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) Training and Assistance
For further information on the RTAP program, visit: http://www.nationalrtap.org/
Air Transportation Centers of Excellence (COE) Program
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Summer Employment Program
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In addition to training FAA and non-FAA personnel in the United States, the Academy has trained international participants from 172 countries. Many of the World's leaders in civil aviation are alumni of the FAA Academy. The continued educational and professional interactions have led to mutual understanding and respect.
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The Maritime Administration (MARAD) plays an important role in educating many members of the public about the maritime industry, in addition to the training and education of mariners. MARAD is active in promoting awareness of the maritime industry to school students, teachers, and the general public. MARAD operates the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, one of five Federal service academies. The Maritime Administration also provides training vessels and other support to six State maritime academies, which are located in Texas, California, New York, Michigan, Maine, and Massachusetts. These academies provide 4-year undergraduate programs, and graduates are employed as licensed mariners and in shoreside occupations such as shipyard management and transportation logistics. MARAD also supports continuing education for current mariners. Guidelines and curricula have been developed for security training for a variety of people who work around ports and ships. Details about that training may be found in this section of the site.
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Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS)
The courses that are certified are:
Participants in these courses can submit these training programs for credits toward their professional designation certification each year.
The GMATS Divisions include Nautical Science; Marine Engineering; Transportation; Logistics and Management; and Research and Special Projects.
For more information about the GMATS visit: http://gmats.usmma.edu/
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)
The mission of the USMMA is to educate and graduate professional officers and leaders who are dedicated to serving the economic and defense interests of the United States in the Armed Forces and Merchant Marine, and who will contribute to an intermodal transportation system that effectively ties America together. The purpose of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is to ensure that such people are available to the Nation as shipboard officers and as leaders in the transportation field who will meet the challenges of the present and the future. A ship at sea does not operate in a vacuum. This industry includes companies which own and manage the vessels; ports and terminals where cargo is handled; yards for ship repair; services like marine insurance underwriters, ship chartering firms, admiralty lawyers, engineering and research companies; and increasingly today, intermodal systems of trucks and railroads to distribute goods around the country.
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Great Lakes Fire Training School (GLFTS)
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Transportation Safety Institute — Traffic Safety Training
Courses offered include the following:
Traffic Injury Control Core Competencies
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For further information on the SHPE Internship Partnership program:
Johns Hopkins Center (JHC) for Injury Research and Policy Summer Institute
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NHTSA Academic Study Program Pilot |
The Academic Study Program Pilot (ASPP) is one of the primary education sources for NHTSA employees who are engaged in formal study disciplines relevant to the agency’s programs and priorities. ASPP is designed to allow employees to pursue academic study and certification programs relevant to NHTSA's needs, aimed at enhancing employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to make significant contributions to mission accomplishment and to attain organizational performance goals. This competitive program emphasizes academic study programs and coursework that demonstrate strong relevancy to addressing skill gap deficiencies and enhancing mission-critical core competencies development. Just in its second year of development, this evolving program is proving successful in incorporating Government-wide best practices and organizational lessons-learned in order to address the agency’s performance management and succession planning needs.
Training Café Strategic Knowledge Management
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) National Training Center (NTC) serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of motor carrier safety training to enhance the capabilities of participating Federal, State, and local government officials. The NTC provides training programs on commercial vehicle and driver inspection, hazardous cargo inspections, drug interdiction, intelligent transportation systems, regulatory compliance and enforcement, highway safety, education and outreach, and program management and support. This training is crucial to ensuring that highly skilled law enforcement and commercial motor vehicle professionals are prepared to protect the public by reducing the frequency and the severity of crashes and hazardous materials incidents. The NTC provides a series of diverse courses which train more than 12,000 individuals annually, advocate for training standardization, and quickly develop training for Federal and State personnel when significant rulemaking changes to safety practices are implemented.
Professional and career development training is another NTC responsibility to improve FMCSA employees’ skills and abilities for the benefit of FMCSA in areas such as leadership and other job-related skills. The NTC Professional and Leadership Development Program provides a wide variety of resources for employees to prepare for future learning and growth. A new set of formalized programs have been developed after assessing the best practices in leadership development, curriculum, programs, and processes currently available within FMCSA, DOT, and other governmental and non-governmental providers.
Office of the General Counsel, Volunteer Legal Internships
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Honors Attorney Program
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Program
Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP)
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ARTBA is a national federation of private firms, public agencies and associations that was established in 1902. With its headquarters located in Washington, D.C., ARTBA’s primary goal is to aggressively and progressively advocate Federal investment to continue in the development of the Nation’s transportation infrastructure. ARTBA was founded by Horatio Earle, President of the League of American Wheelmen, who promoted an association of road builders in 1901. This resulted in the establishment of the first road builders association called the American Road Makers (ARM) in 1902. It was later renamed the American Road Builders Association (ARBA) in 1910 and again renamed ARTBA in 1977. With ARTBA’s rich history, it has established itself as an effective organization supporting and promoting investment in the Nation’s transportation system. As a result, ARTBA has established many programs and services to help in promoting transportation. These programs and services are listed below.
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or by phone at: (202) 289-4434
or visit: http://www.artba.org/
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association with the mission of advocating transportation policies and providing technical service to highway and transportation departments in all modes of transportation. To meet its mission, AASHTO continues in its efforts to reestablish transportation as a national priority, provide excellent technical service, assist State DOTs, and more. As a result, AASHTO continues to establish numerous programs and services, provide several resources useful for transportation organizations, announce, and promote training opportunities, provide training products, establish Web pages as one-stop online information centers, provide accreditation programs, and more. AASHTO also offers the following outreach services:
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or by phone at: (202) 624-5800
or visit: http://www.transportation.org/
The Eno Transportation Foundation, founded in 1921, focuses on cultivating visionary leadership for all modes of the transportation sector. This non-profit foundation was named after William Phelps Eno (1859-1945), who promoted the acceptance of traffic control as a critical safe mobility measure to the Government and the traffic engineering discipline. To achieve its goals, the foundation supports several activities including professional development programs. The purpose of the professional development programs is to prepare the transportation workforce with the skill needed to maintain and run the transportation system. Eno administers the following major programs:
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ASCE was founded in 1852 to advance the art, science, engineering profession, and civil engineering practice and encourage greater information sharing among civil engineers. ASCE is America’s oldest national engineering society that represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. Currently more than 16,000 ASCE members reside outside the United States. ASCE has the following workforce development programs:
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Established in 1882, APTA is an international organization that represents the transit industry. APTA’s mission is to serve and lead its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA works to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country and to strengthen and improve public transportation.
APTA works to provide its members with an increasing set of professional development programs, resources, and opportunities. We encourage our members to take advantage of numerous APTA development opportunities. A sampling of these opportunities includes APTA conferences, facilitated training sessions and workshops, executive-level forums and leadership development program, online training and working groups, industry standards development, online training and scheduled Webinars, and Webcast events. In addition to APTA offerings and programs, we encourage you to take advantage of training and professional development offerings and resources available through our many partners, member offered programs, and shared resources.
Contact a program representative by phone at: (202) 496-4800
Established in 1948, IRF is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization with the mission to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer, and more sustainable roads and road networks. Working together with its members and associates, IRF promotes social and economic benefits that flow from well-planned and environmentally sound road transport networks. With members both in the public and private sectors in 90 countries worldwide, IRF helps put in place technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns. IRF works closely with regional agencies including the FHWA, international institutions, and financial institutions. IRF has the following education and training programs:
NDTA is a nonpolitical, non-profit educational association with more than 8,000 Individual Members throughout the world and more than 250 Corporate Members comprised of military; government civilian executives and managers; students; faculty; industry executives; managers; operations personnel; and companies. NDTA is dedicated to fostering a strong and efficient global transportation and distribution system in support of the economy and national security of the United States. NDTA fulfills its educational mission through professional development and mentoring programs in its 60 chapters worldwide, at its annual Forum, featuring speakers, roundtable discussions, and breakout sessions on specific topics of current interest, through providing educational opportunities at governmental training symposia, and through publications like the Defense Transportation Journal and its newsletter, the NDTAGram. NDTA also has the following scholarship programs and professional development programs:
COMTO was established in 1971 at Howard University, Washington, D.C. for senior level minority professionals in the field of transportation. COMTO has grown significantly to provide training, education, and professional development for minorities in the transportation field. COMTO programs reach out to students and professional transportation organizations. Their Web site contains the following outreach services:
Applications must be submitted through local WTS chapters. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Local Chapters may have additional requirements (such as personal interviews or higher GPA). Please contact your local WTS chapter for more information.
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The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science. In fiscal year 2009, SWE disbursed more than 180 new and renewed scholarships valued at $470,000.
Grants are announced in the summer (sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students) and late summer/early fall (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Grant payments are made in the fall for corporate-sponsored scholarships and in both the fall and spring for endowed scholarships, upon proof of registration. Accredited programs are based on ABET accreditation for universities in the U.S. The list of SWE-approved colleges and universities is the same list as the ABET-accredited engineering programs. Annually, SWE awards individual scholarships to freshmen through graduate students. Scholarships and fellowships range from $1,000 to $10,000 each. SWE sections offer additional scholarships. An international scholarship will be awarded to a student studying at a university in the Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico. There are several SWE-approved programs at four universities.
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The UTCs offer several programs 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.
California State University - San Bernardino, Leonard Transportation Center, Web site: http://leonard.csusb.edu
Cleveland State University, Cleveland State University Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.csuohio.edu/engineering/utc
City College of New York, University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), Web site: http://www.utrc2.org
Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Transportation Institute University Transportation Center (GTI-UTC), Web site: http://www.utc.gatech.edu
George Mason University, George Mason University Transportation and Economic Development Center, Web site: http://www.gmupolicy.net/transport-econ/index.htm
Hampton University, Eastern Seaboard Intermodal Transportation Applications Center, Web site: http://www.hamptonu.edu/academics/schools/business/esitac/esitac.htm
Iowa State University, Midwest Transportation Consortium, Web site: http://www.intrans.iastate.edu/mtc/index.htm
Jackson State University, Institute for Multimodal Transportation (IMTrans), Jackson State University, Web site: http://www.jsums.edu/~imtrans
Kansas State University, Kansas State University's Center for Transportation Research, Web site: http://transport.ksu.edu
Louisiana State University, Gulf Coast Research Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency, Web site: http://www.evaccenter.lsu.edu/Index.htm
Marshall University, Appalachian Transportation Institute, Web site: http://www.njrati.org/
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England University Transportation Center (NEUTC), Web site: http://ctl.mit.edu/metadot/index.pl?id=5146
Michigan Technological University, University Transportation Center for Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (MiSTI), Web site: http://www.misti.mtu.edu/index.php
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety, Web site: http://utc.mst.edu/
Montana State University, Western Transportation Institute, Web site: http://www.coe.montana.edu/wti/
Morgan State University, National Center for Transportation Management, Research and Development, Morgan State University, Web site: http://www.morgan.edu/soe/ntc
North Dakota State University, Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC), Web site: http://www.mountain-plains.org
North Dakota State University, Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, North Dakota State University, Web site: http://www.surtc.org/
North Carolina State University, Center for Transportation and the Environment, Web site: http://www.itre.ncsu.edu/cte/
Northwestern University, Center for Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology, Web site: http://www.ccitt.northwestern.edu/
Northwestern University, Infrastructure Technology Institute (ITI), Web site: http://www.iti.northwestern.edu/ (in partnership with the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology)
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.oktc.org
Pennsylvania State University, Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center (MAUTC), Web site: http://www.mautc.psu.edu/
Portland State University, Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC), Web site: http://www.otrec.us
Purdue University, NEXTRANS, Website: http://www.purdue.edu/dp/nextrans/
Rutgers University, Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT), Web site: http://www.cait.rutgers.edu/
San Jose State University, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), Web site: http://transweb.sjsu.edu
South Carolina State University, James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center, Web site: http://utc.scsu.edu
Texas A&M University, Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC), Web site: http://swutc.tamu.edu/
Texas A&M University, University Transportation Center for Mobility, Texas A&M University, Web site: http://utcm.tamu.edu/
Utah State University, Utah State University Transportation Center, Web site: http://transportation.usu.edu/
Youngstown State University, YSU Center for Transportation and Materials Engineering, Web site: http://stem.ysu.edu/CTME
University of Akron, Ohio Transportation Consortium, Web site: http://www.otc.uakron.edu
University of Alabama — Birmingham, University of Alabama at Birmingham University Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.uab.edu/utc
University Alabama — Tuscaloosa, University Transportation Center for Alabama, Web site: http://utca.eng.ua.edu
University of Alaska, Alaska University Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.alaska.edu/uaf/cem/ine/autc/
University of Denver/Mississippi State University, National Center for Intermodal Transportation, University of Denver/Mississippi State, Web site: http://ncit.msstate.edu/
University of Arkansas, Mack Blackwell National Rural Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.mackblackwell.org
University of California — Davis, University of California Transportation Center/ Institute of Transportation Studies, Web site: http://stc.ucdavis.edu
University of California — Berkeley, University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), Web site: http://www.uctc.net
University of Central Florida, Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation, Web site: http://www.catss.ucf.edu/default.htm
University of Connecticut, Center for Transportation and Urban Planning, Web site: http://www.ctup.uconn.edu/
University of Delaware, Delaware Center for Transportation, Web site: http://www.ce.udel.edu/UTC/index.html
University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan-Ohio, University Transportation Center, Web site: http://mioh-utc.udmercy.edu/
University of Florida, Center for Multimodal Solutions for Congestion Mitigation (CMS), Web site: http://cms.ce.ufl.edu/
University of Idaho, National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT), Web site: http://www.webs1.uidaho.edu/niatt/
University of Maryland, Center for Integrated Transportation Systems Management (CITSM), Web site: http://www.citsm.umd.edu/
University of Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.ecs.umass.edu/umtc
University of Memphis, Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies, Web site: http://www.memphis.edu/cifts/
University of Michigan, Center for Advancing Safe Transportation Throughout the Lifespan (M-CASTL), Web site: http://m-castl.org/
University of Minnesota, Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, Web site: http://www.its.umn.edu
University of Nebraska, Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC), Web site: http://matc.unl.edu/
University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Sustainable Transportation in Arid Regions, Web site: http://crosswalk.trc.unlv.edu
University of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.uritc.uri.edu
University of South Florida, National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), Web site: http://www.nctr.usf.edu
University of Southern California/California State University - Long Beach, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS), Web site: http://www.metrans.org/
University of Tennessee, National Transportation Research Center, Inc. (NTRCI), Center for Transportation Research, Web site: http://www.ntrci.org/
University of Tennessee, Southeastern Transportation Center (STC), Web site: http://stc.utk.edu/
University of Toledo, Intermodal Transportation Institute & University Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.utoledo.edu/research/ututc/
University of Vermont, UVM Transportation Center, Web site: http://www.uvm.edu/transportationcenter
University of Washington, Transportation Northwest (TransNow), Web site: http://www.transnow.org
University of Wisconsin, Midwest Regional University Transportation Center (MRUTC), Web site: http://www.mrutc.org
University of Wisconsin, National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research and Education, Web site: http://www.wistrans.org/cfire/
DOT offers several student opportunity programs to help students put their Careers in Motion. These student-centered programs allow students to work with leading transportation industry experts, develop professional skill, and learn about the DOT’s numerous career opportunities.
Contact the specific DOT agency that you are interested in to get more information about available opportunities: