Office of Research

Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans)


Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) at the University of Washington is a Regional University Transportation Center (UTC) administered by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) through its Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). PacTrans focuses on using technological advances to develop data-driven, sustainable solutions for the diverse transportation needs of the Pacific Northwest. Our major goals and objectives include serving as federal region 10’s research engine, applied technology showcase, workforce development base, education leader, information center, and collaboration platform.

Funding Information:

USDOT via Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Reporting Structure:

Greg Miller, Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Related UW Entities:

College of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
College of Built Environments
Department of Construction Management
Department of Urban Design and Planning

External Partners:

Washington State
Transportation Center (TRAC)
Washington State University (WSU)
University of Idaho
Oregon State University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of Transporation (DOT)

Center Details

Director: Yinhai Wang
Location: 112 More Hall
Year Started: 2012
Administrator / Program Manager: Kopca, Cole
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Faculty Involvement: 23