The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) is one of five national centers
funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of the Secretary for Research and
Technology under the University
Transportation Centers (UTC) program. UC Davis, the lead university of the NCST
consortium, was previously the home of the
Sustainable Transportation Center, a Tier 1 center in the UTC program. The strategic
goal of the NCST is Environmental Sustainability, and we are one of
five UTCs that share this common goal.
Bringing Together the Best in Sustainable Transportation
Learn how the National Center for Sustainable Transportation brings together six innovative universities to move the U.S. towards a more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation system.
The National Center’s research program will target high-priority
transportation issues for government, industry, and community leaders.
Our research initiatives are organized in the following four areas,
though many projects will overlap these boundaries.