Foxx releases final Beyond Traffic report and designates Innovation Centers to answer its challenges

In conjunction with the release of the report, Foxx designated 18 Beyond Traffic innovation centers (BTICs) across the country to lead research on the transportation challenges outlined in the study. The centers are non-profit institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations that will convene leaders and other key decision makers in each of 11 megaregions, as well as in rural communities, to discuss these challenges and coordinate related research, curriculum, outreach, and other activities. The 15 BTICs for megaregions are:

• Cascadia/Pacific Northwest – University of Washington;
• Florida – Florida International University;
• Front Range – University of Denver;
• Gulf Coast – Texas Southern University;
• Northeastern – Northeastern University and Rutgers University;
• Mid-Atlantic – University of Virginia;
• Northern California – University of California at Berkeley;
• Southern California – California State University at San Bernardino;
• Piedmont/Southern – Clemson University;
• Sun Corridor – University of Arizona;
• Texas Triangle – University of Texas at Austin;
• Great Lakes/Midwest – Ohio State University, University of Michigan, and the Center for Neighborhood Technology.