National Transportation Center

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.

Summer Transportation Institute Appeals to High School Students

Every year, our four-week Summer Transportation Institute program fills up quickly, and every year our high school students give it great reviews! We will begin accepting applications on March 6, 2020.

Don't Save the Date!

The free traffic safety symposium scheduled for Friday, April 10, 2020 has been postponed. We will be hosting a similar event in the fall -- watch this space for future details.

A New Director Takes the Helm

Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani has been named interim director of the NTC, following the retirement of Dr. Andrew Farkas, the former director.

Dr. Jeihani has a multidisciplinary background, with a Ph.D. degree in Civil (Transportation Systems) Engineering from Virginia Tech, a master's degree in Economics from Virginia Tech, a master's in Socio-economic Systems Engineering from the Institute for Research in Planning and Development in Tehran, and a bachelor's in Computer Engineering from Iran National University.

She is the director of the Safety and Behavioral Analysis Center here at Morgan, which has two full-size driving simulators, and has been the PI on numerous state and federal research projects. She is the author of the book Transportation Network Modeling and Calibration and the chair of Distracted Driving - Strategy 3 - Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan.