Research is one of IFTI's key result areas

Strategic Research Objectives:

  • Perform cutting-edge freight transportation research of regional and national significance
  • Establish cooperative research programs with other leading universities
  • Concentrate transportation and transportation related research to policy, modeling, simulation, green technologies and sustainability
  • Support private sector research initiatives


Actions to Achieve Objectives:

  • Engage and fund Engineering, Business and other faculty in freight transportation research that will enhance the movement of goods and economic development in the US
  • Prepare proposals and receive research funding from governmental agencies, industry, and other organizations on freight-related topics
  • Publish and present research in peer-reviewed publications and at highly regarded professional conferences
  • Coordinate efforts with the CFIRE consortium (University Transportation Center)