NICR is a national University Transportation Center (UTC) dedicated to congestion reduction through multimodal solutions for the surface transportation system. It is a consortium of four universities — the University of South Florida, Texas A&M University and its affiliate Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the University of California – Berkeley, and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. NICR is pursuing research to reduce surface transportation congestion through three of the Topics specified by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation:
- TOPIC 1. OPTIMIZE: optimize efficiency and reliability of travel for all transportation system users;
- TOPIC 2. TRANSIT: data modeling and analytical tools to evaluate the effects of shifting transit incentive structure; and
- TOPIC 3. OPTIONS: ridesharing and alternative forms of transportation.
The research program is organized under four pillars: Urban and Rural Traffic Management in the Age of Big Data, Battling Congestion Using Innovative Mobility Platforms, Incentivizing Transit in the Face of Innovation Alternatives, and Battling Congestion on Freeway Corridors with a corresponding portfolio of planned research projects. NICR is committed to translating theory into practice, ensuring maximum replicability of findings in diverse contexts, and education and workforce development activities increase the capacity of the nation to optimize the transportation system for all users.
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