Transportation and related infrastructure is a basic component of an area's physical and social structure. It provides opportunities for efficient movement of people and goods. Planning, design and operational performance of the transportation system influence patterns of regional growth and the level of economic activity. Building safe and sustainable transportation systems with optimal operational performance levels and minimum air quality impacts leads to a better quality of life.
The Transportation Engineering faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte provides its students with in-depth knowledge and ability to tackle large-scale and complex real-world transportation problems on a wide range of topics that are of importance to the field. These topics include transportation planning, travel behavior, traffic operations, safety, sustainable transportation systems, alternate modes of transportation, intermodal and multimodal systems, and air quality impacts. Students benefit from guidance and ample opportunities provided to learn and apply principles and theory that pertain to mathematics, computer science, computer software programs, human behavior / psychology, operations research and management science, and logistics to solve the problems.