MoDOT and the University of Missouri System announced Tuesday the formation of the Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation – a research collaboration that will benefit both organizations and the citizens of Missouri.
The vision for MCTI is to establish Missouri as a showcase and a clearinghouse for safe, accessible, sustainable and resilient transportation, and moreover, to: propel people, connect their communities and energize their economies. It will aim
to increase Missouri’s participation and influence in national research, perform practical research that can be implemented quickly,
implement innovative technologies, produce future transportation engineers, and create an atmosphere that develops faculty and staff at the University and at MoDOT.
“At the rate that transportation technology is changing, if you can’t stay ahead of the curve with your research initiatives, you’ll quickly be passed by others,” MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna said. “With Missouri’s historical position as a nationwide leader in transportation, we can’t let that happen. The creation of MCTI positions us well for the future.”