National Transportation Center
The National Transportation Center (NTC) at Morgan State University advances U.S. technology and expertise in transportation, research, and technology transfer on the university level.
The NTC's theme is "Transportation: A Key to Human and Economic Development." The NTC's current areas of research focus are transportation and traffic modeling, safety, economics and equity, transportation funding, and infrastructure's effect on aquatic life. The center also aims to increase the number of minorities and women in transportation.
Gearing Up for Even More Research and Technical Assistance for the Community
As 2016 was ending, the NTC learned that the U.S. DOT had awarded a $1.4 million Tier 1 grant to a three-university consortium led by Morgan State. The grant will fund a new research entity, the Urban Mobility & Equity Center (UMEC), which will focus on improving urban mobility in a sustainable manner. Morgan's partners are Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland. Dr. Andrew Farkas, director of the NTC, will also direct UMEC. UMEC will also establish a public interest research and community technical assistance program.