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Mid-America Transportation Center

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is the primary research and doctoral degree-granting institution in Nebraska. As Nebraska's land-grant university, it serves as the flagship institution of the University of Nebraska system. UNL has extensive experience in federal- and non-federal-sponsored research, as evidenced by its annual submission and receipt of grants in excess of $150 million. With two state-of-the-art transportation laboratories–an Intelligent Transportation Laboratory, and a Visualization and Simulation Laboratory (as well as a Structural and Geomaterials Laboratory on campus)–Whittier Research Center, the new UNL facility for Nebraska Transportation Center, is a substantive investment by the University of Nebraska Administration that is contributing substantially to MATC's core initiatives of research, education and tech transfer.

NTC at UNL serves as the umbrella organization for surface transportation-related research, education, and technology transfer programs on all four University of Nebraska campuses (Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, and the Medical Center). These programs include the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, MATC, and the Nebraska Technology Transfer Center on the Lincoln Campus; the UNL Center for Infrastructure Research and the UNO School of Public Administration on the Omaha Campus; and the Nebraska Safety Center at the University of Nebraska in Kearney. The Health Education, Rural Health, and Traffic Injury Prevention and Acute Treatment Programs are located in the NU Medical Center.