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Today's transportation professional must combine the technical skills of engineering and planning with a knowledge of economics, environmental science, management, finance, and law as well as negotiation skills, psychology and sociology. And, she/he must be computer literate, wired to the web, and knowledgeable about advances in information technology. UTRC’s education and training efforts provide a multidisciplinary program of course work and experiential learning to train students and provide advanced training or retraining of practitioners to plan and manage regional transportation systems.

UTRC has a variety of fellowship, internship, and research programs for graduate students; and employment opportunities for students at all levels. UTRC also supports ongoing efforts in transportation curriculum development; internet and distance learning; training for transit workers and transportation professionals; and a summer institute for high school students.

UTRC’s consortium members have many excellent programs in transportation at all levels of study. Many of these can be found via our "where to study" page.

Urban Transportation and Planning Doctoral Series

We are pleased to announce a call for faculty nominations for the first Urban Transportation and Planning Doctoral Series, hosted jointly by New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and the City University of New York’s University Transportation Research Center. The Urban Transportation and Planning Doctoral Series will take place at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service approximately once each month during the academic year 2009-10.

AITE Scholarship

The Advanced Institute for Transportation Education (AITE) coordinates UTRC educational activities. AITE’s purpose is to increase the knowledge and capabilities of transportation professional through education in transportation and related fields. A major part of the AITE program is providing scholarships to young people, both those that are just starting their careers and those who are already working in the transportation field who want to increase their knowledge and skills. The Graduate Scholarship Program is a major part of the AITE Program.

UTRC Dissertation Grants

The Region 2 University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), with financial support from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is offering a very limited number of dissertation grants of $16,000 for one year of post-candidacy research work.

September 11th Memorial Program for Regional Transportation Planning

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) established the September 11th Memorial Program for Regional Transportation Planning to honor the memory of Ignatius Adanga, Charles Lesperance, and See Wong Shum, the three employees it lost during the attack on the World Trade Center.The program was established to educate and motivate people interested in transportation technology and planning and to encourage innovations in planning activities throughout the NYMTC region.

Education and Technology Transfer Grants

The University Transportation Research Center is inviting proposals for small grants to support transportation education and technology transfer projects across Region 2.

Technology Transfer and Training

UTRC has a broad based Technology Transfer program that is far-reaching and responsive to the needs of both practicing professionals and interested citizens. By promoting an immediate and ongoing exchange of ideas, regional outreach is provided in many forms including presentations at large and small scale technical briefings, participation in regional transportation projects and advisory boards, representation at major local and national transportation conferences, publication in technical journals, community assistance, seminars, working papers, newsletters, report dissemination, and continual regional contact.

Transportation Graduate Education Certificate Program

The nation's Regional University Transportation Centers including UTRC, in consultation and cooperation with leaders from the National Academy of Sciences (TRB), public and private sectors and transportation related Associations, are developing a distance learning based Graduate Education Certificate program to assist in educating the transportation leaders of the 21st Century.

UTRC Travel Grants

(This Program is closed as April 30, 2012)

As part of the Education and Workforce Development Program, the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), with financial support from the U.S. Department of Transportation, has limited funds that can be made available to assist with travel to attend or present at conferences within the Continental United States and Puerto Rico. These grants are available to faculty and students at UTRC Consortium institutions and staff members of public transportation agencies within Region 2.