About the Institute
The Roadway Safety Institute is the Region 5 University Transportation Center (UTC) funded through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) federal transportation bill passed in 2012. The region includes Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
The Institute conducts activities that further the mission of the UTC program of the USDOT—to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many disciplines that make up transportation through education, research, and technology transfer activities at university-based centers of excellence. Driven by the goal of preventing crashes to reduce fatalities and life-changing injuries, the Institute's activities focus on user-centered transportation safety systems.
The consortium is led by the University of Minnesota. Other members are the University of Akron, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Western Michigan University.
The Roadway Safety Institute is working to reduce crashes and save lives on our nation’s roadways—and has created a video highlighting these efforts.
- Roadway Safety Institute Overview (273 KB PDF)
- Overview presentation on Institute research and education initiatives (1.93 MB PDF)