CTRE: Center for Transportation Research and Education

Contact ctre

Address: 2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700, Ames, IA 50010-8664
Phone: 515-294-8103
Fax: 515-294-0467
E-mail: InTrans Communications ~ InTrans Webmaster

CTRE is an Iowa State University center administered by the Institute for Transportation.

Latest News

Simulating traffic: Believing what you see
When the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) designs a highway, the agency uses many tools to ensure the highway will meet users’ needs. Read more

Partnering with States to Address Major National
Safety Challenges

Along with three state department of transportation (DOT) partners—Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan—CTRE has been awarded three national safety-related projects. Read More...

New Traffic Operations Laboratory at Institute
for Transportation

Over two years ago, the Iowa Department of Transportation Director, Paul Trombino, brought forth a focus in traffic operations to an organization that was primarily focused on infrastructure issues. Read more...

CTRE researchers create new knowledge and practical tools for transportation professionals in the areas of safety, infrastructure management systems, and sustainability. CTRE’s safety research runs the gamut from work zones to safer roadway designs to tools for analyzing crash data. Researchers investigate issues such as energy efficiency and air quality. They also create asset management tools for pavement marking, signs, and bridges for the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Last updated: March 30, 2016

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