NCITEC will enhance educational programs in intermodal transportation that incorporate the multidisciplinary nature of intermodal transportation, draw upon the resources of each university, utilize modern educational technologies, and develop effective professionals in intermodal transportation. NCITEC will also enhance the public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of intermodalism and its role in the modern world, including career opportunities in the field.
NCITEC was founded in January 2012 as a University Transportation Center (UTC) sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). NCITEC is a consortium of following five universities: Mississippi State University, University of Denver, University of Mississippi, Louisiana State University, and Hampton University. The theme of NCITEC is to promote the development of an integrated, economically competitive, efficient, safe, secure, and sustainable national intermodal transportation network by integrating all transportation modes for both freight and passenger mobility.