Welcome to the Transportation Engineering and Science Program at the University of Tennessee. Transportation impacts many aspects of the world’s economy and has a direct relationship to our quality of life.
A variety of transportation challenges exist that have the potential to impact the position of Tennessee and the nation in the global marketplace and economic competitiveness, as well as to negatively affect the life of the average person in terms of safety, congestion, and pollution. The challenges include mitigating transportation problems while reducing energy consumption and improving the condition of the transportation infrastructure.
Recognizing the need to develop appropriate solutions to transportation problems, faculty members in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering are actively involved in educating the transportation workforce of the future, conducting research on transportation innovations, and disseminating knowledge to researchers and practitioners. We continue to expand our research, education, work force development, and technology transfer activities. We are focusing resources to address existing and emerging transportation challenges in the Southeast, across the US, and throughout the world.
UT and Southeastern Transportation Center have effectively led university-based activities in USDOT’s Region 4 since 1995.