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.

Our Summer Programs are a Resounding Success

The three programs -- for teachers, high school students and middle school students -- turned out to be great fun with a serious side.

Read Our Latest Guest Blog -- or Submit One of Your Own

If you've been following the controversy over light rail stops in Anne Arundel County, you will want to read our latest guest blog from the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition.

Opinions of bloggers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UMEC. We welcome guest bloggers who want to comment on transportation and transportation-related issues. We reserve the right to edit blogs for accuracy and clarity. If you're interested in blogging, feel free to submit a blog to web editor Nancy Jackson at