The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) is one of five national centers funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program, and the only national center focused on the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act research priority area of Preserving the Environment. UC Davis leads the NCST consortium, with partner centers at CSU Long Beach, UC Riverside, USC, Georgia Tech, and the University of Vermont.

The NCST at UVM funds undergraduate and graduate student projects as well as faculty research projects which are peer reviewed.  View the current PDF icon RFP and File Cover Page.

Since 2013, nine NCST projects have been funded at UVM:

  • Passenger Fleet Electrification & Electric Power Generation under Multi-sector Cap-and-Trade Systems
    Principal Investigator: Jonathan Dowds
  • Long Distance Travel in the United States (White Paper)
    Principal Investigator: Lisa Aultman-Hall
  • Assessing VTrans Employee Retention: Who stays, who leaves and what do to about it (VTrans-funded)
    Principal Investigator: Glenn McRae
  • Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning: Agency Roles and Workforce Development Needs
    Principal Investigator: Jonathan Dowds
  • Advancing Understanding of Long-Distance and Intercity Travel with Diverse Data Sources
    Principal Investigator: Lisa Aultman-Hall
  • Roadway Characteristics Contributing to Emissions Differences Between Conventional and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
    Principal Investigator: James Sullivan
  • Career Pathways for Transportation Sector Climate Adaptation Professionals (White Paper)
    Principal Investigator: Jonathan Dowds
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Climate Adaptation Efforts across State, Regional and Local Transportation Agencies (White Paper)
    Principal Investigator: Lisa Aultman-Hall