The Division conducts research in the following traditional and strategic topics, all of which support the vision and mission of the Division.
The application of multimodal transportation strategies to maximize the efficiency, safety, and utility of existing and planned transportation infrastructure.
The application of technology, test beds, and real-world trials to advance the state-of-the practice and the data collected from the system.
Examination and visualization of data from operations, simulations, and deployments to inform what the system is doing at different states.
Use system information to inform users and decision makers and make investment and policy decisions to achieve performance goals.
Employing the use of advanced simulation techniques to model different aspects of the system and different approaches to operations and project the results.
Enhancing the profession by sharing and transferring knowledge to practitioners through multiple mechanisms such as workshops, technology deployments, and reporting.
Examples of Our Research
- Transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) to address both recurring and non-recurring congestion;
- Advanced control and operations concepts development, deployment, and evaluation;
- Development, testing, and evaluation of advanced traffic management center and transportation operations concepts as well as operations support;
- Development, testing, and operations of advanced transportation information systems;
- Connected and Automated Transportation (CAT), included connected vehicles, automated vehicles, and Vehicles-To-Everything (V2X). This area includes building/evaluation of various controls and application; human factors; reliability; testing; and operational support.
- Evaluation of regional and national deployments; and
- Development and implementation of technology transfer and professional development courses and outreach content.