OTREC is a National University Transportation Center created by Congress in 2005. A partnership between Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology, OTREC is dedicated to stimulating and conducting collaborative multi-disciplinary research on multi-modal surface transportation issues; educating a diverse array of current practitioners and future leaders in the transportation field; and encouraging implementation of relevant research results. OTREC focuses on activities that support its theme of advanced technologies, integration of land use and transportation and healthy communities.
With a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, OTREC sponsors research, education and technology transfer projects at our partner universities. OTREC programs relate to the OTREC theme and support national transportation initiatives and needs. Through collaboration and partnerships with transportation agencies, industry, and other universities in the Northwest, OTREC aims to address the transportation needs of Oregon, the Northwest, and the nation. OTREC is focused on contributing to USDOT strategic objectives including: safety, mobility, global connectivity, environmental stewardship, security and congestion.
The University Transportation Center (UTC) Program was created to develop internationally recognized centers of excellence within institutions of higher learning, and is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). By investing in UTC programs, USDOT's goal is to increase the number of talented individuals working in the field of surface transportation, and meet the 21st century challenge of safe, efficient, and environmentally sound movement of people and goods within the U.S. There are 60 UTCs with various themes across the U.S., and OTREC is one of 10 designated as a National Center.
Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
1930 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
Jennifer Dill, Ph.D., Director