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  • Mailing Address:
    University of California, Irvine 4000 Anteater Instruction and Research Bldg (AIRB) Irvine, CA 92697-3600
  • Office: 949.824.5989
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Institute of Transportation Studies

    A fundamental goal of the institute is the stimulation of interdisciplinary research on contemporary transportation issues. ITS research at UCI involves faculty and students from The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Social Ecology, the Graduate School of Management, and the Department of Information and Computer Science. The institute also hosts visiting scholars from the U.S. and abroad to facilitate cooperative research and information exchange, and sponsors conferences and colloquia to disseminate research results.

    ITS is also part of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), one of 10 federally designated centers for transportation research and education, and a member of the Council of University Transportation Centers, (CUTC).

            Research at ITS covers a broad spectrum of transportation issues. Current funded research projects at Irvine focus upon

  • Intelligent transportation systems, particularly advanced transportation management systems
  • Analysis and simulation of urban traffic networks
  • Transportation system operations and control
  • Artificial intelligence/expert systems in transportation
  • Travel demand forecasting and analysis of complex travel behavior
  • Transportation/land use interactions, particularly those which encourage alternative modes of travel
  • Planning and evaluation of advanced public transit systems
  • Transportation pricing and regulation
  • Energy and environmental issues, particularly demand for alternative fuels
  • Effect of land-use on transportation demand
  • Growth of automobile use in the U.S. and Western Europe