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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 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R). PacTrans focuses on providing human-centered, purpose-driven, and science-based transportation research, technology development, and technology transfer for developing a safe, equitable, accessible, and sustainable transportation infrastructure.

Core Services Offered

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 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)

Reporting Structure

Bart Nijssen, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Related UW Entities

College of Engineering: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and and Electrical Engineering

College of Built Environments: Department of Construction Management, Department of Urban Design and Planning

External Partners

Northwest Indian College (NWIC)
Portland State University (PSU)
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)
University of Idaho (UI)
Washington State University (WSU)
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF)
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
And many, many more.