To meet NCITEC’s goal of enhancing economic competitiveness, safety, security, and sustainability of the nation’s intermodal and multi-modal transportation networks, technology transfer is essential and an integral component of the center. NCITEC’s technology transfer goal is to ensure the availability of research results to potential users in a form that can be directly implemented, utilized, or otherwise applied. Software applications (decision support tools) and the research products developed by NCITEC will be implemented nationwide to benefit all stakeholders.
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.