Welcome to the Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions at Old Dominion University. The surface transportation system impacts the daily life of every person. A well-functioning transportation system helps ensure the economic vitality of a region by allowing the safe and efficient movement of goods and people. Unfortunately, traffic congestion, safety concerns and environmental issues have all become major issues in many urban areas.
The Hampton Roads area is ideally suited to serve as the home to a program in transportation, with a variety of transportation modes converging within a congested, urban environment. Freight movement, congestion, safety, land use, and emergency management are all important, relevant topics in the region.
Old Dominion University is actively involved in addressing many of these issues at the local, state, national and international levels. This web site provides details on our surface transportation research, education, and outreach programs.
Hampton Roads Transportation Research
The Transportation Research Institute (TRI) in the ODU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is focused on addressing critical issues in the surface transportation system.