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NCTR is located at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida. CUTR is recognized as one of the country's Best Workplaces for CommutersSM      

Exploration of the Feasibility of a Transportation Degree

The human resource needs of the transportation profession are increasingly recognized as requiring more than just traditional engineering programs. The industry needs to attract a diversity of skills to transportation to function effectively in our complex economic and political environment. One means of meeting this need is to develop alternative strategies for providing transportation course content to a broader group of potential future transportation professionals. 

The Board of Regents of the State University System of Florida has authorized the exploration of a graduate-level transportation degree program based at CUTR. The exploration will include a review of what programs are being offered around the country and how they are being received, as well as an assessment of the needs of the industry and the interests and perceptions of potential students. This exploration is a positive first step; however, the ultimate decision will be dependent on a variety of considerations including the available resources and the market for such a degree. A small amount of NCTR funds has been budgeted to help in the evaluation of the industry and student interest in such a program. This will complement other university resources. After that initial step, a report to USF will determine subsequent actions. Options may include a College of Business transportation degree, a restructuring of a more aggressive certificate program, or a new transportation degree.


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