• The TRC Mission is to advance more sustainable and resilient transportation systems in Vermont and beyond by conducting data-driven research, managing innovative outreach programs, and supporting UVM student education.

The TRC’s research portfolio has evolved to focus on transportation planning as it relates to resilience, equity, and energy.  We have a reputation as an honest broker and provider of transportation data for Vermont.  We promote sustainable transportation in many forms and serve as a gathering place for the professional transportation community.

PDF icon Strategic Plan

In 2017-2018, after settling into their new home in CEMS, TRC staff together with core transportation faculty member, Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall, prepared a strategic plan to help guide growth and sustainability of the UVM Transportation Research Center.  This living document will be adapted as new CEMS leadership, new transportation faculty and dedicated advisors continue to mold the UVM TRC. Read the PDF icon TRC Strategic Plan.

Vermont Transportation Research Collaborative

August 2018 Update: The VTrans Research Section has selected its V-TRC research projects for FY18, from the proposals received in February 2018. 

Three new projects were selected:

  • Calibration of the Highway Safety Manual Predictive Models for Rural Two-Lane Roads in Vermont (PI: James Sullivan; VTrans Sponsor: Mario Dupigny-Giroux)
  • Evaluating Effectiveness of Floodplain Reconnection Sites along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail: A Blueprint for Future Rail/River Projects (PIs: Mandar Dewoolkar, Donna Rizzo; Co-PIs: Beverly Wemple, Arne Bomblies, Kirsten Underwood; VTrans Sponsors: Emily Parkany, Jeff Ramsay)
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology for Transportation Signage Management (PI: Tian Xia, Co-PI: Byung Lee; VTrans Sponsor: Jonathan Griffin)


Solicitations for the FY19 V-TRC Program are scheduled to begin in early 2019.

2018 VTrans Research Symposium

The VTrans Research Section and State Transportation Innovation Council hosted the second annual Research and Innovation Symposium on September 12, 2018 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vermont.  Several TRC researchers and affiliates presented posters including Mandar Dewoolkar, Carol Vallett, Jim Sullivan, Dave Novak, Jon Dowds

To view the posters, fact sheets, and 90 second video presentations, visit the symposium webpage.

TRC Faculty Position