About the University of Florida Transportation Institute

Campus scenes. I walked around campus with the main purpose to photograph buildings in an inspiring way. The idea came into existence when Jim Harrison asked us for images of campus vistas, images that a UF person can feel “pride” in. So this is a loose shoot where anything goes, but at the same time, I focused on buildings and scenics.

The UF Transportation Institute (UFTI) located in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering aims to advance state-of-the-art transportation, disseminate research results, and provide educational opportunities related to transportation across the lifespan. UFTI brings together faculty, staff, and students from many diverse backgrounds to provide solutions to a variety of transportation problems. The Institute was created in 2013 as an umbrella organization housing several other transportation-related centers within the University of Florida. It houses McTrans, that develops and supports transportation engineering software for mobility and safety analyses, and the Florida Transportation Technology Transfer Center, which provides training and technical assistance to professionals around the country and internationally. UFTI is home to the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE) Center, one of 10 Regional University Transportation Centers (UTCs) funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT).

UFTI Vision Statement:

To conduct and foster impactful, cross-cutting, multimodal transportation research; educate the next generation of transportation leaders, and facilitate technology transfer.

UFTI Mission Statement:

To lead the profession in shaping a better transportation future by functioning as a preeminent center of multidisciplinary transportation research, students’ top choice for transportation education, and a provider of state-of-the-art analysis and decision-support tools.