The Francis Scott Key Bridge soars over the entrance to Baltimore's harbor.

Mission Statement

UMEC Mission Statement

UMEC seeks to bolster the scientific foundation and discern equity implications for policies that focus on urban mobility.

By researching transit/paratransit and freight planning and operations; buyers' acceptance, affordability and government promotion of connected and automated vehicles; and the distribution of transportation costs and benefits, including user fees and taxes, UMEC will contribute to the body of knowledge on which planning and policies are based.

Research focus areas include increasing access to opportunities, smart cities, novel modes of transport, systems integration, analytical tools to optimize movement, and regional planning. UMEC's research will be widely available.

Through educational programs and community outreach, UMEC also will provide technical assistance to communities and nurture the next generation of transportation professionals.