The UF Transportation Institute (UFTI) located in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering aims to advance transportation, disseminate research results, and provide educational opportunities related to transportation. The UFTI brings together faculty, staff, and students from many diverse backgrounds to provide solutions to a variety of transportation problems. The Institute was renamed from the Transportation Research Center (TRC) to the UF Transportation Institute in 2013. The Institute is an umbrella organization housing several other transportation-related centers within the University of Florida. It houses McTrans, the largest transportation dissemination center in the world, and the Florida Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Center, which provides training and technical assistance to professionals around the country and internationally. Additionally, the 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.