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The Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions

The Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions is an office of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation. The program is led by Dr. Mike Robinson and Dr. Mecit Cetin.

CITS has worked on regional state and national projects concerned with the safety, efficiency and sustainability of various surface transportation methods.

CITS combines data analysis and operations planning to help leaders make informed decisions. With the visual references and analysis provided by CITS, planners and decisionmakers can navigate the confusing and contentious transportation problems in their regions.

CITS is ideally located in the Hampton Roads area, which provide a unique opportunity for transportation research. The convergance of various commercial, military, personal and seasonal travel needs in this congested urban environment gives CITS a special approach to transportation research.

Our Mission

The mission of CITS is to contribute to the advancement of transportation in three ways:

  • Research: The development of knowledge that expands our current body of transportation engineering knowledge and stimulates applications of new strategies/technologies, involving planning, design, and operations of the transportation system. The development of the transportation engineering profession through applied research is important.
  • Education: The education of future and current transportation professionals is one of the most important issues facing the country. Undergraduate and graduate students are introduced to transportation issues and learn approaches that have been taken or proposed to solve those problems. The graduate program will train students from diverse backgrounds as professionals who plan, design, and manage the transportation systems of cities and regions in both domestic and international settings.
  • Outreach and Service: Our commitment to knowledge transfer and public service is meant to provide immediate benefits to the university, citizens of the state, nation, and a number of countries. Important aspects are dissemination of knowledge to transportation practitioners, agencies, and other stakeholders, student internships in government agencies, and student and faculty involvement in TRB (Transportation Research Board), ITE ( Institute of Transportation Engineers) and ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) activities. Service also includes editorship of refereed journals.


Our Team

The Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions employs a number of scientists and researchers, who are experts in the field of modeling and simulation and ground transportation.



The Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions partners with a number of municipalities and organizations to provide the most accurate and relevant transportation information.


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