Competitively selected by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act University Transportation Centers 2016 grant competition, the Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility (MCTM), led by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San José State University, is a Tier 1 University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R).
MCTM's Goal: Lead the nation in research that identifies safe, reliable transportation solutions that increase mobility of people and goods and strengthen the nation’s economy
- Objective 1: Leverage new technologies and innovative processes to achieve a seamless, multimodal surface transportation system that integrates with other "smart city" investments.
- Objective 2: Create a safer, more reliable, and more resilient surface transportation system that improves equity through increased access to jobs, housing, services, and other opportunities.
- Objective 3: Reduce the impact of transportation on climate change by identifying feasible alternative modes and fuels and effective ways to reduce vehicle miles traveled.
- Objective 4: Extend surface transportation access to people of all abilities and socioeconomic levels, connecting people to where they live, work, and play.
- Objective 5: Optimize passenger and freight movements to improve mobility of people and goods through development of more accurate data models and advanced application of analytical tools.