Educational Institutions

University Centers Related to Pavement

As a central part of its mission, the National Center for Pavement Preservation seeks and engages in active cooperation with other national and regional research / outreach centers working to promote the message of pavement and highway system infrastructure preservation, maintenance, and motorist satisfaction, including (but not limited to) the following:

University Transportation Center for Highway Pavement Preservation (CHPP) – The establishment of CHP2 is consistent with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation’s strategic goal of “State of Good Repair”. The CHP2 seeks to provide a new platform for accelerating innovation in highway pavement preservation. The national need to protect the massive national highway infrastructure investment is recognized by Congress.

California Pavement Preservation Center (CPPC) – Established by Caltrans at Chico State University, the CPPC provides regional and national outreach, training, research and technical assistance to government, industry, and academia in Pavement Preservation.

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, Pavement Recycling and Reclaiming Center – The Pavement Recycling and Reclaiming Center (PR2C) was established at CAL POLY POMONA in August 2010. The Center is a partnership between agencies, academia and industry. Seed funding for the Center was provided by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) through a $1million, three-year contract.

Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at University of Texas Austin – CTR is a nationally recognized research institution focusing on transportation research, education, and public service.

Illinois Center for Transportation – The Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) is a premier transportation research center that builds on the experience of renowned experts in transportation and related fields at the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and other universities in Illinois and across the country by providing the appropriate tools and support required for objective research.

Louisiana Transportation Research Center – Since its creation by the Louisiana Legislature in 1986, the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) has grown to national prominence through its efforts to improve transportation systems in Louisiana. The center conducts short-term and long-term research and provides technology assistance, engineering training, and continuing education, technology transfer, and problem-solving services to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and others in the transportation community.

Midwest Regional University Transportation Center (MRUTC) – The MRUTC represents a regional consortium which focuses on research, outreach, and education in asset optimization and management techniques for transportation infrastructure.

MnROAD – MnROAD is a pavement test track using various research materials and pavements. It finds ways to make roads last longer, perform better, cost less to build and maintain, be built faster and have minimal impact on the environment.

National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University – NCAT works to improve hot mix asphalt performance through research, education, and information services on a national scale.

National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (NCPTC) at Iowa State University – The Concrete Pavement Technology Center focus is on advancing concrete pavement technology through research, technology transfer, and accelerated implementation of promising technologies.

North Central Superpave Center (NCSC) – Joint project of Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Texas Pavement Preservation Center (TPPC) at University of Texas Austin (TPPC) – The TPPC represents a joint collaboration between the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) and the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) which promotes the use of pavement preservation strategies to government, industry, and other agencies within the national highway community.

Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M – TTI focuses on a program of practical, applied research designed to address a wide range of transportation challenges, including those associated with pavements.

University of California Berkeley Pavement Research CenterDedicated to providing knowledge, the Pavement Research Center uses innovative research and sound engineering
principles to improve pavement structures, materials, and technologies.

USDOT University Transportation Centers (UTCs) – Thirty-three (33) UTCs have been established to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many disciplines comprising transportation through the mechanisms of education, research and technology transfer at university-based centers of excellence.

Virginia Transportation Research Council – The Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research (VCTIR) is one of the nation’s leading transportation research centers, specializing in basic and applied research to support the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), its primary customer.  It also provides technical consulting and training of future transportation professionals through its work with the University of Virginia and other Virginia universities.

Western Research Institute – Western Research Institute is a technology development center serving private clients, industry, and government with expertise in energy, environment, and highway materials.


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