From the Director

Welcome to the UVM Transportation Research Center's e-Newsletter, a new format for communicating with our stakeholders and colleagues in the transportation research community. Throughout the year we will be providing updates on key research stemming from TRC's diverse funding sources, such as the UTC program, whose support of eleven projects ($1.1 million) related to the UVM Spires of Excellence was reported in our Spring newsletter. 

This semester we welcomed nine new TRC Scholars. These Graduate Research Assistants are working across 4 colleges on cutting-edge research initiated by our associated faculty. Our new Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Transportation Systems and Planning welcomed three new participants in the fall and we are conducting outreach to make this program increasingly attractive to practitioners as well as full time students.

A great honor was bestowed on two members of the TRC community this summer when PhD student Nathan Belz and Assistant Professor Brian H. Y. Lee, both in the School of Engineering, won the Fred Burggraf Award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. This national award recognizes excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger. Nathan and Brian's work and dedication is a testament to the vitality of the TRC. 

Austin Troy
Associate Professor and TRC Director


Read our 2011-2012 Annual Report 

Read the TRC Charter 

Fall 2012 News
UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC)
The TRC is a hub for innovative and interdisciplinary research, education and outreach focused on risk and resiliency as they relate to transportation systems, particularly in northern, rural, exurban and micropolitan contexts.

Graduate Students 
The TRC welcomes a new team of student researchers this year with specialties from land use planning to qualitative research.
TRB Research Award 
Nathan Belz and Assistant Professor Brian H.Y. Lee won the Fred Burggraf Award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies.

VT Clean Cities Report on PEV Readiness
Disseminating info, creating dialogue, and building up new capacity  for the mass deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).

Workforce Development Update  
Preparing the next generation
transportation workers.
TRC Research Updates
Conferences, publications, and great new projects.

Electric Vehicle Charging 
Graduate Student Research Update Read more
Ecological Networks to Social Networks 
Graduate Student Research Update Read more 
Network Analysis of Organizations & Sustainable Transport.
Graduate Student Research Update Read More
Transportation in Parks, Public Lands, & Outdoor Recreation
Graduate Student Research Update Read More

TRC & the National
 Bike Challenge

UVM teams, including the TRC, joined in the National Bike Challenge. Read about the success of our center, city, and state in this challenge.  
Catherine Lutz at UVM, Delivers Burack Lecture
The author of Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effects on Our Lives brought a lively debate to the university community.
National Summer Transportation Institute
Warren S. Whitlock, the Associate Administrator for Civil Rights at FHWA came to Vermont for the final day of NSTI.
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