A new research collaboration between the University of Missouri System and the Missouri Department of Transportation was announced Tuesday in Jefferson City.
The Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation will be led by MU for its first three years. Research from the four universities of the UM System will be shared with MoDOT, according to news releases from both MU and MoDOT.
“At the rate that transportation technology is changing, if you can’t stay ahead of the curve with your research initiatives, you’ll quickly be passed by others” MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna said in a MoDOT press release. “With Missouri’s historical position as a nationwide leader in transportation, we can’t let that happen. The creation of MCTI positions us well for the future.”