Director: Professor Ata Khan

The objectives of the Transportation Research Centre are to contribute knowledge and solutions to transportation issues and problems; to foster interdisciplinary transportation research; to provide opportunities for graduate students to gain research experience; and to provide information to the public on transportation issues.

Research interests of the Transportation Research Centre generally focus on policy, planning, management, and technology assessment topics. Intercity, urban, and intermodal transportation systems and their components, including terminals, are of interest as well.

Current research studies include: travel demand management, land use impacts of telecommuting, energy and environmental factors in urban transportation, sustainable transportation, intelligent transportation systems. Recent studies covered development of nested logic model development, air quality and greenhouse gas emission improvements resulting from advanced traffic control, highway lighting, and intelligent transportation systems for the efficiency of the urban courier movements.