CTS Councils provide a forum for transportation professionals and researchers to exchange information on current transportation issues and trends. They bring together University faculty and staff with practitioners from the public and private sectors to recommend direction and participate in improving the Center's research, education, and engagement programs.
Four councils support the Center's activities in transportation research, and a fifth council supports educational and engagement efforts.
Activities of the four CTS Research Councils include providing advice during research project activities, identifying and advancing emerging research needs and opportunities, participating in seminars and other mechanisms to disseminate research results, and assisting in planning the annual CTS Transportation Research Conference.
- Environment and Energy in Transportation Council (topics such as air and water quality, stormwater management, erosion control, roadside vegetation, climate change, alternative fuels)
- Transportation Planning and the Economy Council (topics such as land use, urban design, funding and finance, economic development, freight and logistics, public policy)
- Transportation Safety and Mobility Council (topics include intelligent transportation systems, traffic detection, traffic control, machine vision, traveler information systems, human factors, injury prevention)
- Transportation Infrastructure Council (topics such as materials, pavement performance, bridge design and maintenance, innovative construction and contracting)
Education and Engagement Council
The CTS Education and Engagement Council provides advice that helps CTS improve undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education opportunities in transportation. Members also examine how CTS can better disseminate information and provide public services that link University resources and user organizations.