Development of efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly transportation systems
A focal research and education center in the desert southwest region (primarily covering Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico) that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in applied transportation research.
Mission of CATER
(1) Develop operationally efficient, economically sustainable, and environmentally friendly transportation systems for the state of Nevada, the desert southwest region, and the United States;
(2) Educate the next-generation of transportation professionals equipped with advanced technical skills and strong professional motivations.
Develop and apply advanced traffic management strategies to improve transportation system operations, with a focus on optimizing existing resources to meet growing transportation demands. Examples of such research include: designing efficient traffic signal timing plans ...Read more »
Develop a transportation curriculum that focuses on environmentally friendly transportation systems through interdisciplinary efforts from engineering, economics, and land-use planning.
Establish an advanced transportation ...