Research at ITS Berkeley
The UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies is one of the world's leading centers for transportation research, education, and scholarship.
Areas of research focus include:
- transportation planning
- traffic operations
- infrastructure management
- transportation economics and finance
- intelligent transportation
- public transportation
- transportation and the environment
- transportation and energy
- traffic safety
ITS Berkeley currently houses seven research centers, each one with its own focus and core sponsors and/or funders. Watch an overview slideshow summarizing the various research conducted across all ITS centers.
ITS research sponsors include federal, state, and local governments; the National Science Foundation; private research foundations; automobile companies; railroads; and airlines. The single largest sponsor is the California Department of Transportation. See our detailed list of sponsors.
Support ITS Berkeley Research
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Graduate Student Researchers
ITS Berkeley graduation students may obtain paid research positions. Learn about how to be a GSR.
Other Transportation-Associated Research Organizations at UC Berkeley
- Berkeley Institute of the Environment
- Center for Global Metropolitan Studies
- Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
- Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD)
- Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley
Institutes of Transportation Studies on other UC campuses