Georgia DOT provides matching funding for the Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI) University Transportation Center. The GTI-UTC is a consortium of Georgia universities active in transportation research and education and is a Tier I University Transportation Center with Federal sponsorship.
GTI is headquartered at the Georgia Institute of Technology and coordinates activities of researchers at the following universities:
More than 40 researchers are active in research on topics including policy and planning, environmental issues, transportation technology, transportation infrastructure, and traffic operations. GTI-UTC, in cooperation with GDOT, sponsors annual research conferences to discuss research needs.