Office of Research

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)


Most transportation professionals agree that we cannot simply build our way out of urban congestion problems. Intelligent transportation systems provide the technology to enable people to make smart travel choices.

A long list of ITS achievements has led to the establishment of an Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Program in the College of Engineering. This program is a multi-disciplinary effort between the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Human Centered Design and Engineering. Research efforts focus on the application of computer and communications technologies to solving transportation problems. The ITS research program actively collaborates with government and industry, making it a regional resource for advanced answers to transportation issues.

Funding Information:

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 1994-97.
UWDOT, 1993-2001.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) 1993-2007.
Sound Transit, 2001--2004.
TRIMET, 2000.
Portland State, 2000-2003.
Microsoft, 2002.
Department of Homeland Security, 2008.

Reporting Structure:

Leung Tsang, Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering

Center Details

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Director: Dailey, Daniel
Location: Electrical Engineering Building, Paul Allen Center 331
Year Started: 1995
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Electrical Engineering 
Faculty Involvement: 2