UNO Transportation Institute
New Orleans, LA, United States
The Merritt C. Becker, Jr. UNO Transportation Institute, housed within the College of Liberal Arts, combines the diverse transportation programs and personnel that currently exist at UNO into one entity. UNOTI faculty and staff conduct educational and research activities in key areas relating to the movement of passengers and freight with special emphasis on disaster evacuation, maritime and intermodal transportation, finance, public transit, active transportation and transit-oriented development. The Institute, through its diverse activities, continues to promote innovative policies and practices for the users and providers of transportation at local, state , national and international levels. Special Research Capabilities: Collectively, UNOTI faculty and staff represent expertise in a wide array of transportation disciplines. UNOTI provides specialized research in the areas of national and international maritime systems; marine terminal facility planning and assessment; maritime economics; freight and passenger rail infrastructure development; transportation finance and economics; transit-oriented development; public transit system planning and development; active transport planning/implementation as well as the linkages between transportation, the environment and land use.