University Research Centers

Universities across the state conduct research and education and provide technological applications on various aspects of transportation and traffic safety.

Alabama Technology Transfer (T2) Center

T2 is located on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. In association with the US Department of Transportation, Alabama Department of Transportation and Auburn University, this organization strives to bring the newest developments in technology to state and local public works agencies in Alabama.

T2 provides training seminars through LTAP on various traffic and transportation topics throughout the state.

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Alabama Traffic Safety Center

The Alabama Traffic Safety Center at the University of Montevallo serves the State of Alabama through the delivery training, educational programming, and technical assistance in the areas of driver, motorcycle, boating, and other traffic related topics.

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Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI)

ATI is a planning, research, and policy resource at the University of Alabama dedicated to advancing technology for a modern world. They promote interdisciplinary and creative solutions for safety and transportation throughout Alabama.

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Center for Advanced Public Safety

CAPS will engage in innovative, state-of-the-art software research and development, with the primary goal of making the world a safer and better place. In addition, our advancements in technology will serve as an engine for advancing interdisciplinary research at The University of Alabama.

Focus areas include law enforcement, analytics, traffic safety, motor vehicles, homeland security, health and human services, weather and disaster response, and emergency medical services.

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Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies

The Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies (CAVT) is a University of Alabama Research Center dedicated to the advancement of vehicle technology. Based on unique, interdisciplinary research and education programs, it strives to provide the vehicular industry with novel ideas, scientific consultation, as well as new generations of engineers and scientists formed in the latest technologies in this field. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the campus of the University of Alabama, it is at the heart of the automotive industry emergence in the United States Southeast region.

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UAB Transportation Center

The goals of the UTC program are to fund research examining transportation problems; to spread knowledge of the research results through education and publications; and to increase the numbers of undergraduate and graduate students in transportation-related majors.

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University Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA)

UTCA was designated and funded by the US Department of Transportation. UTCA serves a unique role as a joint effort of the three campuses of the University of Alabama System. It is headquartered at the University of Alabama (UA) with branch offices at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). Interdisciplinary faculty members from the three campuses (individually or as part of teams) perform research, education, and technology-transfer projects using funds provided by UTCA and external sponsors.

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CAPS Special Studies

The Center for Advanced Public Safety conducts special studies regarding traffic safety, utilizing data from its analytics programs, and publishes them for the public.