Competitively selected as part of California's Senate Bill 1, Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program, the California State University Transportation Consortium, led by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San José State University, conducts research and workforce development activities to identify safe, reliable solutions that increase mobility of people and goods and strengthen California’s economy.
CSUTC’s objectives are as follows:
Objective 1: Leverage new technologies, including vehicle automation, and innovative processes to achieve a seamless, multimodal surface transportation system that integrates with other “smart city” investments.
Objective 2: Develop tools and approaches, such as life-cycle cost analysis, that will identify cost-effective materials and methods to facilitate road and bridge rehabilitation/maintenance decision-making and improve the long-term benefits of transportation investments.
Objective 3: Develop advanced solutions for the application of new materials, design, and technologies to address long-term road and bridge maintenance and pavement/concrete rehabilitation needs.
Objective 4: Create safer communities, increased access to transit, and greater opportunities for use of active transportation modes (i.e., biking and walking) through complete streets and innovative land use planning so that people of all abilities and socioeconomic levels enjoy the same opportunities for learning, living, labor, and leisure.
Objective 5: Maximize opportunities for California’s cap-and-trade program to reduce the impact of transportation on climate change.
Objective 6: Promote intermodal connectivity, station development, and innovative finance solutions for multimodal transit centers.
Objective 7: Inform and improve decision-making on transportation-related issues through timely, relevant and nonpartisan public opinion polling of Californians.
Objective 8: Optimize passenger and freight movements to improve mobility of people and goods through development of more accurate data models and advanced congestion management tools to achieve trade and commute corridor improvements.