About the University of Florida Transportation Institute

Image of the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering; a brick, three-story building with a few palm trees growing by the entrance.

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 the Transportation Research Center (TRC), established by the Florida Board of Regents in 1972. It also houses McTrans, the largest transportation dissemination center in the world, 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 ten 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.