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Partnering for the future of transportation

MISSION: The Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) provides the operating structure, resources, recognition, and leadership, in a collaborative environment, that supports research, education, and outreach leading to sustainable solutions for transportation.

Established in 2002, the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) is THE central entity on Michigan Tech’s campus for transportation related research, outreach, workforce development, and educational initiatives that address national and global needs.

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MTTI Research

Research agendas are driven by national and international needs and generally focus on transportation structures, systems, materials, the environment, society, and tech transfer.

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 MTTI is allocated Institutional Research and Development Funds (IRAD) by the Office of the Vice President for Research used for strategic investment and development of research programs such as exploratory projects and larger initiatives  eventually increase overall funding to the University and allow for growth of research programs.  Major and minor initiatives provide our members with opportunities for expansion of transportation related activities with funding not generally available elsewhere.

We invite all Michigan Tech staff and faculty to join us in transportation activities.  Find out how MTTI can help to grow your research portfolio.

 

 

MTTI Affiliates

GLEIC

EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5

EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5

GLEIC

EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5

EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5

The Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center (GLEIC) of the EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5 helps local, state, and tribal governments and their private sector partners in EPA Region 5 states—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

The GLEIC promotes and supports the efficient management, maintenance, operation, and finance of municipally owned and controlled environmental systems. These systems include infrastructure such as drinking water, storm water, waste water, and transportation systems; but, they also include community programs such as land-use planning, recycling, and solid waste and energy use reduction programs.

 

906-482-2102
309 Dillman Hall

Advanced Power Sports Research Center

Advanced Power Sports Research Center

Advanced Power Sports Research Center

Advanced Power Sports Research Center

Advanced Power System Research Center is a multidisciplinary organization that will foster large, collaborative, research efforts in the areas of clean, efficient, and sustainable Power Systems technologies. This Center will develop both fundamental and applied knowledge that is required for the next generation of low-emission, high-efficiency vehicles.

LTAP

Michigan LTAP

Local Technical Assistance Program

LTAP

Michigan LTAP

Local Technical Assistance Program

Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) serves as the Technology Transfer (T2) effort of the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Professional Development. The LTAP network consists of 57 T2 Centers and serves state, county and local highway and transportation personnel.

The LTAP mission is to bridge the gap between research and practice by conducting training sessions and demonstrations and by serving as a clearinghouse for information related to state-of-the-art technology in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges.

LTAP is funded by FHWA, with matching funds from State governments, universities, state highway agencies and other organizations.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Technology Transfer

906-487-2102
309 Dillman Hall
CSEO

CSEO

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

CSEO

CSEO

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

The GEM Center for Science and Environmental Outreach is a nonprofit team of professionals and volunteers who provide educational programs, technical expertise, and information to schools, organizations, governments, and individuals to promote awareness and informed personal actions and public policy concerning regional environmental issues.

Areas of Research:
Transportation and the Environment

906-487-3341
GLRC 115
APTA

APTA

American Public Transportation Association

APTA

APTA

American Public Transportation Association

APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.

APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.

To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.

Washington, DC
CHE

CHE

Department of Chemical Engineering

CHE

CHE

Department of Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering

906-487-3132
ChemSci 203
TTAP

Michigan Tech TTAP

Tribal Technical Assistance Program

TTAP

Michigan Tech TTAP

Tribal Technical Assistance Program

The Michigan Tech Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is part of a nationwide effort sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. TTAP explores technology transfer initiatives focusing on technology and information on tribal roads and bridges, tourism, and recreation, and related economic development to tribal transportation and planning personnel. TTAP provides technology transfer through training workshops, a quarterly newsletter, and the operation of free publication and videotape training libraries.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Technology Transfer

906-487-3475
301E Dillman Hall

MDOT

Michigan Department of Transportation

MDOT

Michigan Department of Transportation

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan's 9,669-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US routes. MDOT also administers other state and federal transportation programs for aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight, local public transit services, the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF), and others.

 

517-373-2090
425 W. Ottawa St. P.O. Box 30050 Lansing, MI 48909
RTP

RTP

Rail Transportation Program

RTP

RTP

Rail Transportation Program

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) was officially established in 2007 within the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute.  The RTP is the central entity for all rail activities on campus including research, education, and extra-curricular activities.  The program hosts the CN Rail Transportation Education Center (CNRTEC), a multi-use space housing a media center and the highly popular student center.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Systems

CTT

CTT

Center for Technology & Training

CTT

CTT

Center for Technology & Training

The Center for Technology & Training (CTT) provides technology transfer, software development and research services to support agencies that manage public infrastructure. With annual funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan Technological University (MTU), the CTT administers Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and manages the development and support of software for roadway asset management, project estimating, and project management. The CTT also works under contract with other agencies to complete discrete research and service projects

Areas of Research:
Transportation Technology Transfer

906-487-2102
309 Dillman Hall
CUTC

CUTC

Council of University Transportation Centers

CUTC

CUTC

Council of University Transportation Centers

The CUTC membership represents the nation’s leading university-based transportation research and education programs. CUTC members work to advance the state-of-the-art in all modes and disciplines of transportation.

CH

CH

Department of Chemistry

CH

CH

Department of Chemistry

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2048
ChemSci Bldg
GLRC

GLRC

Great Lakes Research Center

GLRC

GLRC

Great Lakes Research Center

The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) offers a unique set of marine assets with direct access to Lake Superior.  Both surface and sub-surface assets are available for  use by faculty, staff and students, as well as collaborative partners.  With specialized equipment and trained operators, the marine assets facility provides an ideal base of operations for research, winter or summer.

 

 

906-487-3165
Michigan Tech
MnDOT

MnDOT

Minnesota Department of Transportation

MnDOT

MnDOT

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minnesota’s multimodal transportation system maximizes the health of people, the environment and our economy.

800-657-3774
St. Paul, MN
CEE

CEE

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE

CEE

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

906-487-2520
Dow 870
CLS

CLS

Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences

CLS

CLS

Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2460
Meese Center
KRC

KRC

Keweenaw Research Center

KRC

KRC

Keweenaw Research Center

The Keweenaw Research Center (KRC) combines science and engineering to develop new technologies and solve real world problems.

KRC provides applied research solutions through Laboratory Based Evaluation, Computer Based Modeling and Analysis, Vehicle Testing and Evaluation and Snow Research.

906-487-2750
23620 Airpark Blvd., Calumet MI 49913
NRRA

NRRA

National Road Research Alliance

NRRA

NRRA

National Road Research Alliance

Minnesota is pleased to announce the National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) pooled fund that will focus on solving problems that impact road owners with an emphasis on customer needs. This pooled fund will help direct and compliment the use of the MnROAD test track for local, regional and national research, tech transfer and implementation needs. Road owner agencies will provide input and participate in the decision making needed for future MnROAD construction and research scheduled in 2017. MnDOT will provide $2.5 million in construction funding to aid in the development of the next round of test sections at MnROAD to support common goals. Industry and academia will also play an important role to provide critical input on long-term future trends in research and barriers to implementation, including working with their customers and members who play a direct role in implementation.

651-366-5592
Maplewood, MN
MTRI

MTRI

Michigan Tech Research Institute

MTRI

MTRI

Michigan Tech Research Institute

MTRI, a research center of Michigan Technological University, is a recognized leader in the research, development and practical application of sensor and information technology to solve critical problems in national security, protecting and evaluating critical infrastructure, bioinformatics, earth sciences and environmental processes.

734-913-6840
3600 Green Ct., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
CS

CS

Department of Computer Science

CS

CS

Department of Computer Science

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2209
Rekhi Hall

National University Rail Center (NURail)

National University Rail Center (NURail)

National University Rail Center (NURail)

National University Rail Center (NURail)

Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program is one of seven members of a research university consortium that focuses on rail transportation. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) leads the consortium. Michigan Tech and UIUC are partnered with MIT, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. These seven form the National University Rail Center (NURail) which aims to develop rail related research, education, and technology transfer.

906-487-3547
318 Dillman Hall
SFI

SFI

Sustainable Futures Institute

SFI

SFI

Sustainable Futures Institute

Sustainability is a core value at Michigan Tech—the Sustainable Futures Institute supports this value and meets sustainability challenges at a local and global level through outreach, research, education, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

TMRC

TMRC

Transportation Materials Research Center

TMRC

TMRC

Transportation Materials Research Center

The Transportation Materials Research Center (TMRC) provides technical expertise and state-of-the-art laboratories to support the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) transportation materials research and investigation by maintaining highly qualified technical staff and certified facilities. Specific areas of research include the behavior and performance of materials including asphalt, concrete, unbound aggregate, and soils.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Materials

906-487-2520
ECE

ECE

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE

ECE

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

906-487-2550
EERC 121
GMES

GMES

Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

GMES

GMES

Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

College of Engineering

906-487-2531
Dow 630
HU

HU

Department of Humanities

HU

HU

Department of Humanities

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2540
Walker Center
MSE

MSE

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE

MSE

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering

906-487-2630
M&M 512
MATH

MATH

Department of Mathematical Sciences

MATH

MATH

Department of Mathematical Sciences

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2068
Fisher 319
MEEM

MEEM

Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

MEEM

MEEM

Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

College of Engineering

906-487-2551
ME-EM Bldg, 8th Floor
SBE

SBE

School of Business and Economics

SBE

SBE

School of Business and Economics

906-487-2668
Academic Office Bldg, 1st Floor
SS

SS

Department of Social Sciences

SS

SS

Department of Social Sciences

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2113
Academic Office Bldg
VPA

VPA

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

VPA

VPA

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2067
Walker 209

 

MTTI Education

MTTI faculty and staff are committed to providing opportunities for students to explore their role in creating the transportation of the future through financial sponsorship of educational youth programs.

SYP

SYP

Summer Youth Programs

SYP

SYP

Summer Youth Programs

For over 40 years, Michigan Tech faculty, students, role models and other professionals have been leading Summer Youth Programs' middle school and pre-college explorations, as well as high school competitive scholarship programs. Our programs are built around activities, field trips

906-487-2219
217 Administration Building
CSEO

CSEO

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

CSEO

CSEO

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

The GEM Center for Science and Environmental Outreach is a nonprofit team of professionals and volunteers who provide educational programs, technical expertise, and information to schools, organizations, governments, and individuals to promote awareness and informed personal actions and public policy

906-487-3341
GLRC 115
RTP

RTP

Rail Transportation Program

RTP

RTP

Rail Transportation Program

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) was officially established in 2007 within the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute.  The RTP is the central entity for all rail activities on campus including research, education, and extra-curricular activities.  The program hosts the CN Rail

  • Summer Youth Programs
  • Summer Teacher Institutes
  • Conference Travel

  • Student Research
  • K-12 STEM Programs
  • Rail Night
  • Intern Campus Tours
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