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Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation

Department of Transportation

General Information

The Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center (MBTC), a study center for education and research in rural transportation, was authorized by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and operates as an US Department of Transportation University Transportation Center (UTC).


MBTC's vision is to improve local transportation systems and transcend rural needs by connecting the rural to the urban, the urban to the nation, and the nation to the world's transportation system through our research impacts, trained transportation professionals, and technology transfer activities.