|History of UTC
|- Initiated in 1987
(via transp. Act) – created 10 centers 1 per Federal Region.
|- 1991 (ISTEA)
reauthorized the UTCs for an additional six years and added four national
centers and six University Research institutes (URI).
|Mission: To advance U.S. expertise and technology
transfer. The six URIs each had a specific transportation research and
|-In 1998 (TEA-21) reauthorized the program addit. 6 years
& added 23 centers (total of 33). Established education as 1 of the
primary objectives of a UTC & institutionalized the use of strategic
planning in university grant management.
|-Currently the program exists and is managed within the US
DOT multi-modal, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)