About the Center


Vermont’s Transportation Research Center (TRC) is a hub for innovative and interdisciplinary research, education and outreach on sustainable transportation system solutions. The TRC focuses on transportation planning as it relates to resilience, energy and health.

Since our founding in 2006, the TRC has:

  • Attracted over $7.4 million to UVM in new external grants;
  • Created 12 new courses; and
  • Hosted over 5,300 people at our events;
  • Funded 109 graduates students with full research assistantships;
  • Launched a significant transportation workforce development initiative.

The TRC is a National University Transportation Center (UTC), funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and is a team member on another UTC, the National Center for Sustainable Transportation.   It hosts the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition, funded by the US Department of Energy and the Vermont Department of Public Service and the Northeastern Transportation Workforce Center, one of five FHWA funded centers around the country.   It also manages the New England Transportation Consortium (NETC) for the six New England state DOTs. The center was founded in 2006 and designated a UVM Matrix Center in September 2008.

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