Urban Mobility & Equity Center
The Urban Mobility & Equity Center (UMEC) focuses on research to improve urban mobility of people and goods in an environmentally sustainable and equitable manner. Based at Morgan State University, UMEC includes the University of Maryland and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
UMEC's core and competitively awarded research projects center on three research themes:
- Transit/paratransit and freight planning and operations to improve mobility, access and cost efficiency;
- Buyer acceptance, affordability and government promotion of connected and automated vehicles, including social equity considerations during diffusion of technology; or
- Distribution of transportation costs and benefits, including equity of user fees and taxes that fund infrastructure and services.
NEW WEBINARS COMING IN FEBRUARY
We are offering four new webinars on COVID-19, mobility and equity on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2020 STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Meet Maha Elouni, our Student of the Year.
Our campus offices are closed, but we can access our phones remotely and are responding to phone calls and emails.