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About UCTC—UCTC 2.0 Work Plan FY 2012

FY 2012 Workplan for UCTC 2.0 (includes center theme, etc.)

UCTC 2.0 is very similar to its predecessor; however, in response to USDOT’s Request for Proposals, there have been a few changes.

One, we’ve extended the family. Joining the University of California’s Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Santa Barbara’s campuses as core members of the UCTC consortium is UC Davis. Also, four campuses of the California State University system—Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and San Luis Obispo—are now affiliate members of UCTC. Besides collaborating with UC campuses on faculty research, we look forward to partnering with the CSUs on UCTC’s educational and workforce development missions.

Another change is our strategic focus. In the past, UCTC’s research focused on "systems analysis and policy." Our new focus is on three important, and not unrelated, thematic areas:

  • environmental sustainability,
  • economic competitiveness, and
  • livability.

This shift was in response to USDOT’s strategic vision on future priorities in transportation research and practice. It also reflects areas that UCTC faculty affiliates and graduate students have and continue to be keenly interested in. UCTC’s FY 2012 Work Plan, which is extracted from the recent Region 9 proposal, discusses what we have in mind over the next year-plus.