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There is a persistent need for improved tools and techniques to facilitate public involvement in transportation decision making.

Academic and Research Groups

An Open 3D Visualization Toolkit
A collection of free tools for 3-D Visualization Creation created by The Science Museum of Minnesota.

California PATH: Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways
California PATH was established in 1986. It is administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with Caltrans. PATH is a multi-disciplinary program with staff, faculty and students from universities statewide, and cooperative projects with private industry, state and local agencies, and non-profit institutions.

North Carolina ITRE: UNC Institute for Transportation Research and Education
ITRE is an inter-institutional research center administered by North Carolina State University. Located within the University's visionary Centennial Campus, ITRE conducts surface, water, and air transportation research, while providing professional training and educational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
The Transportation Infrastructure Program (TIP) at the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute focuses on the analysis, design, behavior, and evaluation of transportation-related structures.

Texas Center for Transportation Research
The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin, was established in 1963. Current and ongoing projects address virtually all aspects of transportation research, including economics, multimodal systems, traffic congestion relief, transportation policy, materials, structures, transit, environmental impacts, driver behavior, land use, geometric design, accessibility and pavements.

Texas Transporation Institute
The Texas Department of Transportation has conservatively estimated that the benefit-cost ratio of its research is in excess of 5:1. TTI has saved the state of Texas and the United States billions of dollars through strategies and products developed through its research program.

URP Toolbox
List of over 60 community involvement tools and related case studies developed by Griffith University in Australia.

Virginia Tech Transporation Infrastructure & Systems Engineering Division
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) continues to serve as Virginia Tech's largest university-level research center and is dedicated to conducting research to save lives, save time and save money in the transportation field by developing and using state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and technologies to solve transportation challenges.

Visualizing Density
Educates users about housing density within the United States by using visualization tools and interactive quizzes, created by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy .

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