A major focus of the ATLAS Center is to support the development of a transportation workforce capable of designing, deploying, operating, and maintaining the complex transportation systems of the future. To this end, the ATLAS Center seeks to increase the visibility of transportation as a career choice by supporting interdisciplinary transportation education related to safety, as well as provide current transportation practitioners with on-going education and accreditation, and actively engage in outreach to primary and secondary school students.
The diverse specializations available through partnerships within the institutions will enable students to obtain training tailored to the current demands and needs of the transportation field. The ATLAS Center’s structure promotes the truly interdisciplinary education and training needed to develop specialized professionals who can tackle the transportation needs of society, today and in the future. The of the program are being conducted at both UMTRI and TTI and some are unique to one of these organizations.