Center Profile

The Center for Urban Transportation Studies (CUTS) at UWM is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students who share a common interest in the various aspects of transportation. Among the issues studied at the center are urban mass transit, transportation management, land use, travel forecasting, alternative futures, technology transfer, private sector involvement in transportation, ride sharing, energy constraints on transportation, port operation and planning, railroad operations, environmental impacts, community impacts, and transportation planning. These studies have been sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Milwaukee County and the National Sea Grant Program. Through these programs UWM offers a wide range of transportation and educational activity.

Faculty associated with the Center for Urban Transportation Studies have participated in a wide range of outreach activities ranging from teaching of short courses, workshops, and institutes to provision of on-line transportation information retrieval services. The Center works closely with the Center For Transportation Eduaction and Development of the UWM School of Extension in outreach programs in transportation and with the UWM Parking and Transit Office in conjunction with the UBUS, UPARK and UPOOL Programs at UWM.

Efforts have involved faculty and students from the School of Business Administration, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Departments of Geography and Economics of the College of Letters and Science, and the Departments of Civil Engineering and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering of the College of Engineering and Applied Science as well as with the faculty at UW–Madison, UW–Parkside, and UW–Green Bay.

The Center is located in Rooms E371A-D of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building. Alan J. Horowitz is the Director and Edward A. Beimborn is the past Director.

Contact Information

Center for Urban Transportation Studies

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

P.O. Box 784

Milwaukee, WI 53201

Phone: (414) 229-5787

Fax: (414) 229-6958