Welcome to TRAC

The Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) is a cooperative, interdisciplinary transportation research agency.

Its members, Washington State University (WSU), the University of Washington (UW), and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), formed TRAC in 1983 to coordinate transportation research efforts—both state and commercial, public and private—and to develop research opportunities both nationally and locally. TRAC acts as a link among government agencies, university researchers, and the private sector.

TRAC researchers conduct projects in the areas of

  • Airports
  • Bridges and structures
  • Construction management
  • Environment
  • Ferry systems
  • Freeway and arterial management
  • Freight transportation
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Health and transportation
  • Highway design and safety
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Knowledge management
  • Maintenance
  • Multimodal travel
  • Pavements
  • Security
  • Technolgy transfer
  • Traffic engineering
  • Transportation planning
  • Urban design
  • Vehicle design and operation.
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TRAC Offices

We maintain offices at both universities.

TRAC-University of Washington

Our UW office is located off-campus in the UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98195-9446.

See directions and a map to the TRAC-UW office. 

TRAC-Washington State University

Our WSU office is in Room 101 of Sloan Hall, WSU campus, Pullman, WA 99164.

See directions and a map to the TRAC-WSU Office.