Project Management Forms

The mission of the UTC program, and MTI, is to advance US technology and expertise in the many disciplines comprising transportation through the mechanisms of education, research and technology transfer at university-based centers of excellence. As part of fulfilling this mission, MTI selects research projects for funding based on the advice of the Research Associates Policy Oversight Committee (RAPOC), Caltrans and representatives of US DOT.

Report Requirements and Guidelines

Research Investigator’s Handbook
  • Identifies MTI project requirements, key deliverables and reporting responsibilities.
  • On-time performance and completion of grant requirements are monitored closely and factored into future funding decisions.
  • Except in rare cases, and with justifiable cause and professional pre-planning, no cost extensions will be granted.
Authors’ Guide to Preparing Research Reports for MTI 5 MTI Style Template for Authors (Microsoft Word Template)
  • For any team member preparing content for an MTI research report.
  • Authors’ Guide provides details of required elements and treatments, including figures, tables, documentation, and other key topics.
  • Includes resources and a checklist to aid in report preparation and submission.
  • Check periodically for updates and changes, especially before submitting a report.
  • Style Template for Microsoft Word contains preconfigured MTI styles and text samples for frequently used elements, including table of contents, numbered lists, bullet lists, table text and format, table and figure captions, endnotes, and other key elements.
Journal Publication Incentive Program
  • MTI supports the publication of MTI research in refereed journals. To encourage researchers to undertake the additional work required to have an article published, MTI provides an incentive award to authors of MTI research.
Travel Authorization and Requisition
  • All travel on behalf of MTI projects MUST receive preauthorization from MTI. No travel reimbursements will be made without preauthorization. Contact Dr. Hilary Nixon, Director of Research & Technology Transfer to obtain preauthorization and for any questions about travel expenditures:
  • All requests are reviewed for accuracy and legitimacy of expenditures.
  • Original, itemized receipts required for all reimbursed travel expenses.
  • Unreimbursable expenses include, but are not limited to, alcohol, entertainment, movies, games, newspapers, magazines, travel agent booking fees, taxis if a car has been rented, laundry, or dry cleaning.
  • The standard mileage reimbursement rate is 53.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2017.
  • MTI reimburses only for flights on American carriers and for hotel expenses that do not exceed the per diem rate. Check per diem rates at: