As part of its University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking applications from institutions of higher education for four new Tier 1 UTCs, with total awards of $4.925 million.

Through this Notice of Funding Opportunity, DOT intends to fund one UTC in each of the following specific topic areas:

  1. Highly Automated Transportation Systems Research;
  2. Communications Technology and E-Commerce Effects on Travel Demand;
  3. Implications of Accessible Automated Vehicles and Mobility Services for People with Disabilities; or
  4. Strategic Implications of Changing Public Transportation Travel Trends.

Only U.S. non-profit institutions of higher education are eligible to apply or to be members of a proposed UTC consortium.  Non-profit institutions of higher education may include qualifying two-year institutions.