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The UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC) is a hub for innovative and interdisciplinary research, education and outreach on sustainable transportation system solutions.

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The TRC serves as the host of the National University Transportation Center (UTC), funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Issue: # 8 SPRING 2010
Workforce Development: "Transportation Systems Academy"
Transportation Systems AcademyThe Transportation Research Center kicked off the Transportation Systems Academy (TSA) in October 2009 to provide job training at the Northern State Correctional Center Facility campus in Newport, Vermont. The program is part of the TRC's workforce development program, funded by a $1 million grant from the US DOT Transportation Education Development Pilot Program (TEDPP). The TSA brings together partners from the TRC, Vermont Local Roads, New Hampshire's Technology Transfer Center, and educators from the Community High School of Vermont (CHSVT). Full Story...
3rd Annual Transportation Research Expo
The Transportation Research Center welcomes the public to an exposition of its projects and studies at the "3rd Annual TRC Research Expo" on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Farrell Hall on the Trinity campus of the University of Vermont. More information.
UVM's TRC Takes Leadership Role in National Conference

The Transportation Systems for Livable Communities Conference will bring transportation researchers and key practitioners in livability together to share research results, explore practical challenges, and identify promising directions for future investigation. The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from October 18-19, 2010 at the Keck Center of the National Academies. Read more.
Vermont Clean Cities Coalition Update
Vermont Clean Cities Coalition
Eco-driving workshops provide hands-on training in proven energy-reduction strategies by encouraging more fuel-efficient driving and less idling. More information.

Meet Our New Outreach Staff
Carrie Askren
Tom McGrathOutreach professionals Carrie Askren and Tom McGrath bring years of outreach experience to their jobs at the TRC. We welcome them and look forward to collaborating with them!

Read the
interviews with Carrie and Tom
TRC Research Reports

Vermont Clean Cities CoalitionDownload these and many other reports from our online Research Reports catalog.
  • Transportation Workforce Development at Community Colleges (Karen Glitman)
  • Estimating Tourism Expenditures for the Burlington Waterfront Path and the Island Line Trail (Chen Zhang, Lance Jennings, Lisa Aultman-Hall)
  • Modeling the Emissions of Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles on Interstate 89/189 and US Route 7 in the Burlington Area (Andrew Weeks)
Brown Bag Discussions
The dates for the 2010 brown bag discussions focusing on critical issues in transportation will be: June 4; June 18; July 9; July 23, August 6; August 20. Topics are not yet assigned but Drs. Aultman-Hall and Lee can be contacted with ideas - call 802-656-1312.
Focus on Research
Researchers from the Center for Rural Studies ask: Do seasons affect our mobility? Our livability?

Dr. Jane Kolodinsky and her team of researchers, including Chip Sawyer, Thomas DeSisto, Erin Roche and graduate student David Propen, have nearly completed the first phase of the UTC-funded project, "Mobility and Livability: Seasonal and Built Environment Impacts". The team has collected panel data, one survey for each season-spring, summer, autumn, and winter that includes data from 700 respondents from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Read more.
Where are They Now?
We are proud of our talented graduate scholars who come from a variety of colleges and disciplines and work towards finding solutions for big transportation problems. Every year in the fall, the TRC nominates one outstanding student to be awarded the USDOT University Transportation Centers (UTC) Student of the Year Award, a prize that comes with a $1,000 award and a trip to the banquet ceremony in Washington, D.C. during the week of the TRB annual meeting. We caught up with our first three SOYs to ask: "Where are you now?"
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Sincerely,
Kim Mercer, TRC Communications CoordinatorKIM MERCER