National Transportation Finance Center

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National Transportation Finance Center

MTI’s National Transportation Finance Center (NTFC) funds research in cutting-edge transportation finance practices, disseminates research and information on finance policy, and convenes events to assist policymakers with translating research to policy.

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.

Key ongoing NTFC activities include:

The NTFC is directed by Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD


Hilary Nixon, PhD
Deputy Executive Director

Hilary Nixon has served as Deputy Executive Director for MTI since 2018. Previously, she served as MTI’s Director of Research and Technology Transfer. Dr. Nixon is an active researcher and educator specializing in transportation and environmental planning and policy.

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Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD
Education Director and National Transportation Finance Center Director

Asha Weinstein Agrawal is Director of Education and Director the MTI National Transportation Finance Center. She is also Professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Department at San José State. 

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