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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ralph W. Voorhees, Rutgers alumnus, civic and philanthropic leader, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center advisory board member, and instrumental in the founding of the Center.




VTC is looking to hire a Research Project Coordinator to assist with the management and execution of various research projects. Duties will include development and execution of research plans, schedules, and protocols, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, and dataset management. Click here for the official posting.




The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. Located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the Center brings to bear the full array of resources of a major research university on transportation issues of regional and national significance. VTC includes the National Transit Institute, which was created by Congress in 1992 to design and deliver training and education programs for the U.S. transit industry.





By virtue of its New Jersey location, the Voorhees Transportation Center is well suited to address many of the critical transportation issues confronting the nation.  The Center’s research and applied projects focus on:



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GASCAP — the Greenhouse-Gas
Assessment Spreadsheet for
CAPital Projects — is now
available for download


VTC Research Investigates
How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas
Emissions from Transportation


VTC's cost/benefit analysis
recommends Livingston Ave
Road Diet


VTC's Mike Smart demonstrates that "As Gas Prices Fluctuate, Support for Mass Transit Rises"
in Atlantic Cities


Alan M. Voorhees' 1955 paper
"A general theory of traffic
movement" featured in special
issue of Transportation




  • Transportation and the built environment, including transit-oriented development, pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety, “healthy community” design, and smart growth

  • Transportation and social equity, including access for the transportation disadvantaged, safe routes to school, and motor vehicle licensing policy

  • Transportation finance and the economy, including public-private partnerships, governance reforms, and economic impacts of transportation investments


Other areas of expertise include transportation security and evacuation planning, and the role of transportation systems and travel behavior in energy consumption, air pollution and global warming.






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