The Urban Transportation Center focuses on researching evolving transportation issues to assist the Chicago region and Illinois stakeholders and achieve national and international prominence to advance solutions for emerging transportation challenges.
The mission will be realized by UTC staff, students and affiliated faculty through interdisciplinary research. The research will assist the UTC in becoming a national and international leader in transportation. It will offer an immersive, transformative education based on real-world problems and practical student experience. Utilizing the local urban context, the Center will be an incubator for successful solutions to urban challenges while facilitating the advancement of staff, students and affiliated faculty.