Video Highlight

What’s the environmental impact of online shopping and what are the solutions to make it more sustainable? NCST researchers Matt Barth (UC Riverside) and Miguel Jaller (UC Davis) discuss this topic in the latest video in the Climate Lab series, “The Environmental Cost of Free Shipping”. Read more.


The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) is one of five national centers funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program, and the only national center focused on the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act research priority area of Preserving the Environment. UC Davis leads the NCST consortium, with partner centers at CSU Long Beach, UC Riverside, USC, Georgia Tech, and the University of Vermont.

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Bringing Together the Best in Sustainable Transporation

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.

Research Themes

The research initiatives of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation are organized in the following four areas, though many projects will overlap these boundaries.