Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

Founding Year: 2006

Staff: 28


Jennifer Dill (Ph.D., Director)

PSU is the lead campus of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) — one of seven University Transportation Centers (UTC’s) funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


  • Holds an annual Transportation Summit with seminars on topics such as Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Signal Timing Strategies

Research areas:

  • Bicycles and pedestrians
  • Integration of transportation and land use
  • Electric vehicles
  • Health and environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Safety
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Planning and economics
  • Transit


  • Hundreds of very specific pieces of research are published by the PSU and other members of the University Transportation Centers community.

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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