IMTrans RFP new!

  •  MarTREC & STRIDE Request
for Proposals 2017-2018

  •  MarTREC Research Interests

  •  STRIDE Research Interests

MSTI 2018 new!

  •  MSTI Flyer

  •  Program Overview

  •  Online Application



Who We Are

In August 2005, President Bush signed the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). With his signature, funding was authorized to create a University Transportation Center at Jackson State University.

Established on August 1, 2006, the Institute for Multimodal Transportation (IMTrans) at JSU is one of 60 UTCs created under SAFETED-LU. During the past year, we have focused on conducting several education, research, and transportation-related technology transfer project to serve the community. The department of Transportation, hiring a Director, Business Manager, Research Associate and students, setting up advisory committees, launching our website, creating our logo, issuing our first call for research proposals and funding proposals in our three mission areas of research, education, and technology transfer.

Our Theme

The Institute for Multimodal Transportation, or IMTrans, is a federally designated University Transportation Center. Our mission is to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the management of metropolitan mobility through the mechanisms of education, research and technology transfer activities that combine the multiple modes of transportation into a comprehensive, integrated transportation system.

The theme of the Center is managing metropolitan mobility. This theme capitalizes on the proud tradition of JSU as Mississippi's urban university and the US DOT's strategic objective of improving mobility. The center places special focus on management and planning strategies that can address congestion mitigation and the following goals:

  •  Increase transit ridership
  •  Improve capital and operating efficiencies
  •  Improve safety and emergency preparedness
  •  Protect the environment and promote energy independence

Our Facility

The Institute for Multimodal Transportation is located at the Mississippi E-Center. The E-Center at JSU is a 200,000 square feet high technology facility that is home to several research centers including the Airway Science Laboratory, the National Center for Biodefense Communications, Trent Lott Geospatial and Visualization Research Center, and the Graduate Engineering program. These centers and programs complement IMTrans' goals and provide many opportunities for collaboration.

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