The reporting requirements, and applicable rules and guideline for University Transportation Centers (UTCs) are outlined in “Grant Deliverables and Reporting” and “Grant Provisions” and all funded PIs are required to familiarize themselves with these documents. All investigators receiving research funding from PacTrans must also adhere to the “USDOT Public Access Plan.” To learn more about several important aspects of public access see our Public Access page. The following graphic summarizes those requirements.

PacTrans PI Handbook

PacTrans staff have created a resource document for PacTrans researchers and those interested in PacTrans funding opportunities. Here you will find key information and resources needed to navigate your grant award or to get ready to apply for one of the PacTrans grants.


The following templates will be used by all funded PIs for reporting as outlined in the award letter to comply with PacTrans OST-R reporting deliverables:

  1. PacTrans Project Report Template
  2. No Cost Extension Request Form

Any time you publish a journal article, conference paper, or other manuscript that is based off PacTrans funded research, you are required to acknowledge both PacTrans and the USDOT for our respective contributions. Here is some standard language that can be used:


The Grant # will depend on which of our UTC grants your research was funded by (if you are not aware of which center your research was funded under please contact your institution’s associate director). They are as follows:

  • PacTrans Center 4 (BIL): 69A3552348310
  • PacTrans Center 3 (FAST Act): 69A3551747110
  • PacTrans Center 2 (MAP-21): DTRT13-G-UTC40
  • PacTrans Center 1 (SAFETY-LU): DTRT12-G-UTC10

Summary of Target Dates for Funded Proposals

Signed Statement of Agreement See date indicated in the award letter
Letters of Match Commitment See date indicated in the award letter
Center 3 (FAST Act) Year 6 Projects Performance Period 12/16/2021 – 6/15/2023
Center 4 (BIL) Year 1 Projects Performance Period 8/16/2023 – 8/15/2025
Research Progress Performance Reports (RPPRs) Due to PacTrans every April 10th and October 10th until completed draft technical report has been submitted
No Cost Extension Request should be made 60 days prior to performance period end date
Draft Final Project Report Due to PacTrans 60 days before performance period end date or approved completion date
Final Project Report and Final Project Data Set w/ Metadata Worksheet Due to PacTrans 30 days before performance period end date or approved completion date