The Midwest Transportation Center focuses its research on data-driven performance measures of transportation infrastructure, traffic safety, and project construction.
The MTC is one of 10 regional University Transportation Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (USDOT/OST-R). The MTC is funded by the 2012 federal transportation bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The research focus area for the MTC is “State of Good Repair,” a key program under MAP-21.
In addition to research, the grant from USDOT/OST-R supports education programs, leadership development, diversity promotion, and outreach efforts in federal region 7.