Areas of Emphasis

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading centers for transportation research, education and scholarship. It is home to a large, diverse and continually changing community of people who are interested in all aspects of transportation.

Areas of research include:

  • aviation and airport design and operation
  • intelligent transportation
  • transit
  • traffic safety
  • transportation finance
  • transportation economics
  • infrastructure design and maintenance
  • traffic theory
  • public policy
  • logistics
  • systems analysis
  • environmental policy

Most research projects are housed at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). ITS Berkeley has supported transportation research at the University of California since 1948. On average, its programs receive more than $25 million in research funds a year, one of the largest award totals for an organized research unit or academic department at Berkeley. Almost 200 faculty members and staff researchers, and more than 100 graduate students take part in this multidisciplinary program.

ITS is home to: