University of California Transportation Center

Serves as Region 9 University Transportation Center (UTC) of the U.S. Department of Transportation, which includes Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, and California, and serves the mobility needs of the state of California.

The University of California Transportation Center provides excellence in transportation education, cutting-edge transportation research, and a vibrant network of transportation professionals who will put their education and research findings into practice by exploring:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Economic competitiveness
  • Livability
Bay Bridge at dusk

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) is a six-campus consortium comprising UCs at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Santa Barbara, as well as partners at four California State Universities — Pomona, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, and Sacramento.

uctc conference

UCTC recognizes that California, Region 9, and the nation face important transportation challenges now and in coming years and that the center’s key charge is to address these challenges through three core programmatic endeavors: research, education/workforce development, and technology transfer.

UCTC Building

U.S. Department of Transportation funding supports student fellowships, tuition, and dissertation research grants. Caltrans dollars that match federal funds are used for faculty research grants, technology transfer, and select educational and workforce development activities.

Access Magaine

UCTC also publishes ACCESS Magazine, comprised of articles from professors and researchers from universities within region 9.