Research Centers

The Mineta Transportation Institute directs several research centers focused on key transportation-related research.

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility (MCTM)

The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility (MCTM), led by MTI, conducts research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer activities to improve mobility of people and goods. MCTM unifies and focuses the efforts of four outstanding institutions that represent and support the geographical, cultural, racial, and socioeconomic diversity that makes our nation strong: Howard University; Navajo Technical University; San José State University; and the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

National Transportation Finance Center (NTFC)

The NTFC funds research in cutting-edge practices in surface transportation finance and disseminates the results widely to aid policy makers. NTFC emphasizes research into “smart” finance options – revenue and finance tools that not only raise needed transportation revenues but also promote social goals, such as environmentally sustainable transportation systems, congestion management, and social equity.

National Transportation Security Center (NTSC)

Our nation’s transportation systems, infrastructure, and skilled professionals are vital resources to ensure the safe and secure movement of people and goods, resources which are critical to our nation’s economic and social prosperity. MTI established its National Transportation Security Center (NTSC) in 1996. NTSC maintains a Database on Terrorist and Serious Criminal Attacks against public surface transportation, supported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).