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 2003, 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.



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.


MTTI Proposals, Awards, and Projects FY20

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 which 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.

MTTI Membership Funding FY20

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

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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.

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  • Summer Youth Programs
  • Summer Teacher Institutes
  • Conference Travel

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

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