From the Director


The UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC) has had a busy start to the academic year.  We welcomed nine TRC Scholars from five disciplines (Natural Resources, Public Administration, Community Development, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering).  Graduates who worked closely with the TRC as GRAs and scholars continue to do well taking their experience and skills developed at UVM forward into the world.  Nathan Belz finished his PhD this past summer and secured a faculty position at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks where he will he will continue his work on roundabouts and also focus on transportation issues in rural and cold climates.  Ben Carlson, a graduate of the MPA program and a TRC Scholar is in Washington DC as a Presidential Management Fellow at the VA.


Enriching our graduate certificate program this year will be John Adams, Planning Coordinator for the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, who will join us to teach the Land Use Planning and Economics course.  He will be giving an introductory lecture on November 8th at the TRC.


The TRC joined a new National UTC consortium lead by the University of California at Davis, which will allow us to take many of the themes from our original UTC work forward in this new and exciting collaboration.   In addition to organizing a number of seminars and programs we are very pleased to be hosting Dr. Josť Holguin-Veras (RPI) as a UVM Burack President's Distinguished Lecturer, who will discuss his research on the Lessons From the Haiti and Japan Disasters for Humanitarian Logistics on Thursday November 14th.  Dr. Holgain-Veras is recognized internationally as a leading expert in humanitarian logistics, the study of logistics in organizing the delivery, warehousing and distribution of supplies during and after disasters or other emergencies to people in affected areas.


I invite you to explore our other efforts and explorations in this update and communicate your news and research efforts in Sustainable Transportation Systems to us.



Glenn McRae, Ph.D.

TRC Associate Director

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Fall 2013 News
UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC)
The TRC is a hub for innovative and interdisciplinary research, education and outreach focused on sustainable transportation systems supporting livable communities, particularly in northern, rural, exurban and micropolitan contexts.

TRC crafting a strong program 
to support students.  
UVM TRC Partners in New National Center 
US DOT program hosted by 
UC-Davis selected UVM TRC as consortium partner

TRC Launches Resiliency Project with US-DOT 
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TRC Recent Research Reports
Check our most recent research reports
Planning and Traffic Operations Modeling of Roundabouts 
Graduate Research Assistant Nathan Belz presents Ph.D Dissertation

2013-2014 TRC Scholars Chosen
New cohort researching diverse transportation topics
TRC Students present at International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium
TRC Alum at Work: Jonathan Maddison
Alum connecting human services agencies to transportation 

TRC Annual Report
2012-2013 Report released
UVM Transporation Research Center Farrell Hall
Fall TRC Update
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