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The City University of New York is the nation's largest urban university: 11 senior colleges, 6 community colleges, a graduate school, a law school and a school of biomedical education. More than 450,000 degree-credit students and adult, continuing and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all New York City boroughs. CUNY, with more than 100 nationally recognized research centers, institutes and consortia, is also one of the nation's major research institutions. Because of its urban context, many of CUNY's campuses are involved in transportation research and education.

City College

Founded in 1847 as the Free Academy, the City College of New York (CCNY) is this nation's flagship institution of public higher education, predating the Midwestern state land-grant colleges by two decades. Founded by Townsend Harris to provide children of the poor and new immigrants the higher education that could give them access to the American dream, for more than 150 years CCNY has been a primary avenue of advancement for generations of New Yorkers who might not have had the chance to attend college. Born of a public referendum, City College was one of the great experiments of our young democracy, and it remains one of our great achievements. Today over 12,000 students are enrolled at CCNY.

CCNY is UTRC's host campus. Its Department of Civil Engineering has strong programs in transportation, structures, pavements, and environmental engineering. In addition, faculty in the departments of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, and Architecture are actively involved in transportation research and the activities of UTRC. CCNY is also home to the CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems and the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems.

Baruch College

Baruch College traces its roots to the founding of the Free Academy in 1847. Today, Baruch's landmark building at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue occupies the original site of the Free Academy. Established in 1919 as City College's School of Business and Civic Administration, the school was renamed in 1953 in honor of Bernard M. Baruch, statesman and financier. In 1968, it became an independent senior college of the City University. Today, it offers undergraduate and graduate programs to over 15,000 students through its schools of business, arts and sciences, and public affairs. Among its many specialized centers and institutes, Baruch College houses several that work in the transportation field, including the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute and the Center for Logistics and Transportation.

Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College was established in 1957. Today it serves nearly 8,000 students, and offer programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and other fields. It is home to the Center for Sustainable Energy, which conducts research and training on alternative fuel vehicles, solar photovoltaics, and other technologies.

Hunter College

Founded in 1870 as an all-female school for training teachers, today Hunter is the largest college of the City University of New York, with over 20,000 students. A comprehensive teaching, research, and service institution long committed to excellence and access in the education of undergraduate and graduate students, Hunter offers Masters degrees in over 50 fields of study. Faculty in the fields of Urban Affairs and Planning and Geography are active in UTRC's activities.

John Jay College

Founded in 1964, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice was named after the first Chief Justice of The United States Supreme Court. Internationally recognized as a leader in criminal justice education and research, John Jay is also a major training facility for local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel. John Jay has nearly 11,000 students, including traditional, pre-career undergraduate students and those pursuing master's degrees in several disciplines. The professors and senior staff are a unique assemblage of talented and experienced professionals who are among the leading experts in their respective fields. John Jay College offers programs in Public Administration, Protection Management (which includes courses on infrastructure security), and Police Science (including courses on traffic management and operations research).

College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a senior college within CUNY, offerings degrees at the Associates, Bachelor's and Master's levels. CSI's Center for Environmental Science, established in 1987, provides support for research and policy recommendations concerning environmental problems. Several faculty members in the College's Department of Business are also actively involved in transportation research, especially relating to relationships between transportation and the economy.

The Graduate Center

Founded in 1961, The Graduate Center is the doctorate-granting institution of CUNY. In this nationally unique consortium of 1700 faculty members, a core group of 125 Graduate Center faculty appointments are augmented by over 1500 additional faculty members drawn from throughout CUNY's ten senior colleges and New York City's leading cultural and scientific institutions. With 4000 doctoral students, they pursue a shared enterprise of expanding the boundaries of knowledge in over 30 doctoral programs and 6 master's programs in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Augmenting this enterprise are 28 research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns.


Title Sponsor(s)
Evolving Issues in Transportation Planning Research in New Jersey New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Ferry Parking and Landside Access Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC)
Financing Rail Capital Projects: Historical Lessons; Contemporary Cases Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Finite Element Simulation of Truck Impacts on Highway Bridge Piers Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Freight-Tricycle Operations in New York City New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
GPS Research Cluster Team for Transportation
Graduated Driver Licensing - Phase 2 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Handbook of Scour Countermeasures Designs Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
High-Precision Analysis of Blast Events on Highway Bridges Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), City University of New York
Identification of Source of Rutting in a Flexible Pavement System Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Identification of Traffic Control Devices for Mobile and Short Duration Work Operations Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
Impact of Congestion on Bus Operations and Costs Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
Impacts of Deferred Investment on Capital and Operating Budgets Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
Impacts of Extreme Events, Phase 1: Intercity Passenger Travel Behavior - The September 11th Experience National Science Foundation (NSF)
Impacts of Extreme Events, Phase 2: A Systematic Analysis of Individual Travel Choice Decisions National Science Foundation (NSF)