Washington State
Transportation Center (TRAC)

1107 NE 45th St, Suite 535
UW Mailstop: Box 354802
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.543.8690
Fax: 206.685.0767
email: trac@uw.edu

Sloan Hall, Room 101
PO Box 642910
Pullman, WA 99164-2910
Phone: 509.335.3175
Fax: 509.335.7632

WSDOT Research Office
Transportation Building
Washington State Department
of Transportation
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
PO Box 47300
Olympia WA 98504-7300
Phone: 360.705.7000

Revised September 25, 2014
Washington State Transportation Center

Research and Proposal Development

Areas of Research
TRAC Sponsors
Research Links


For information about TRAC, contracting agencies, RFPs, or upcoming research possibilities, contact:

Mark Hallenbeck 206.543-6261
Leni Oman 360.705.7974

Information on proposal production is available here.

Areas of Research

TRAC researchers conduct projects in the areas of

Bridges and structures
Construction management
Ferry systems
Freeway and arterial management
Freight transportation
Geotechnical engineering
Health and transportation
Highway design and safety
Intelligent transportation systems
Knowledge management
Multimodal travel
Technolgy transfer
Traffic engineering
Transportation planning
Vehicle design and operation.

Please see the 2012-2013 TRAC Biennial Report to read about our most recent projects. For a paper copy, contact our main office at 206-543-8690 or trac@uw.edu.

TRAC Sponsors

National Sponsors

Nationally, we have prepared proposals for and conducted research with

European Commission
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration
Joint Center for Aerospace and Technology Innovation
National Cooperative Freight Research Program
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
National Highway Institute
National Traffic Safety Administration
Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans)
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Strategic Highway Research Program
Transportation Research Board IDEA program
U.S. Congress
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Forest Service
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
and numerous other states.

Washington State Sponsors

The Washington State Department of Transportation is a primary TRAC sponsor. We have also worked with many other agencies within Washington state:

City of Seattle and numerous other cities within the state
Community Transit
King County Metro Transit
Puget Sound Regional Council
Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Snohomish County Public Works
Sound Transit
Washington State Energy Office
Washington State Patrol
Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Washington State Transportation Improvement Board
Yakima Valley Council of Governments.

Private Support

TRAC has received private support from or worked as a subcontractor with

Applied Research Associates
Battelle Memorial institute
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cambridge Systematics
Chaparral Systems Corp.
Eco Resource Management Systems
ERES Consultants
Kittelson and Associates
Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc.
The Bullitt Foundation
Urban Systems, Inc.


Research Links

Airport Cooperative Research Program
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
FHWA Research Opportunities
Funding Sources for Transportation Research: Competitive Programs (TRB)
Grants.gov Research Opportunities
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
National Science Foundation Research Opportunities
PacTrans / Pacific Transportation Consortium
Strategic Highway Research Program 2
Transit Cooperative Research Program
Transportation Research Board Request for Proposals
WSDOT Information about Research Funding
WSDOT Submit Research