The CBEIS building on Morgan's campus.

Urban Mobility & Equity Center

Urban Mobility & Equity Center

The Urban Mobility & Equity Center (UMEC) focuses on research to improve urban mobility of people and goods in an environmentally sustainable and equitable manner. Based at Morgan State University, UMEC includes the University of Maryland and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

UMEC's core and competitively awarded research projects center on three research themes:

  • Transit/paratransit and freight planning and operations to improve mobility, access and cost efficiency;
  • Buyer acceptance, affordability and government promotion of connected and automated vehicles, including social equity considerations during diffusion of technology; or
  • Distribution of transportation costs and benefits, including equity of user fees and taxes that fund infrastructure and services.


We are hosting a day of webinars featuring four of our research projects on Aug. 6, 2020.


Following a national search, Oscar Barton, Jr., Ph.D., P.E, has been named the new dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering. Read more.


Our offices are closed, but we are working remotely and responding to emails and voicemails.

It is with deep regret that we are canceling the 2020 National Summer Transportation Institute. We do not want to bring high school students onto our campus until it is completely safe to do so. We will offer the program again in the summer of 2021.