Research 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
Anne Freeman 360.705.7945

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 our latest newsletter to read about our most recent projects.

TRAC Sponsors

National Public Sponsors

Nationally, we have prepared proposals for and conducted research with

European Commission
Federal Highway Administration 
Federal Transit Administration 
Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Programs Office
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 Energy
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 Public 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
Challenge Seattle
Community Transit
King County Department of Transportation
King County Metro Transit
Mobility Innovation Center
Puget Sound Regional Council 
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Seattle Department of Transportation
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 Partners

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

Applied Research Associates
Battelle Memorial institute
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cambridge Systematics
Chaparral Systems Corp. 
Commute Seattle
DKS Associates
Eco Resource Management Systems
ERES Consultants
Gaussian Solutions
Headlight, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Kittelson and Associates 
MORR Transportation Consulting
Pacific Northwest Laboratories
Pariveda Solutions, Inc.
Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc.
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Streetlight Data
Studio Pacifica
Texas Transportation Institute
The Bullitt Foundation
Urban Systems, Inc.
WAP Consulting
XR Navigation

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
Mobility Innovation Center, UW 
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
National Science Foundation Research Opportunities
PacTrans / Pacific Transportation Consortium
Strategic Highway Research Program 2
Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center
Transit Cooperative Research Program
Transportation Research Board Request for Proposals