The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility (MCTM) research program involves a diverse and growing number of certified Research Associates (RA), Consulting Associates (CA), and student research assistants in a wide spectrum of transportation research projects.
MCTM certifies all Research and Consulting Associates prior to their involvement in any project. Certification requires a completed application with a résumé and a sample of published research. Certification must be renewed every five years.
Project selection begins with an extensive needs assessment by staff, including input from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Caltrans, and MCTM's Board of Trustees. Following the needs assessment, the Institute issues a formal Request for Proposals (RFP).