MTTI - Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

MTTI Centers and Programs

The Center for Technology and Training (CTT) is a newly formed center who's mission is to support agencies that manage public infrastructure through technology and software development, training opportunities, and applicable research. The CTT is comprised of Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), RoadSoft, MERL, Online Training, and Transportation Asset Management. For more infomation, visit

Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a joint effort of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Professional Development and the MDOT Office of Research and National Best Practices. LTAP provides the transportation technology (T2) to local government organizations (counties, cities, and villages) throughout Michigan. The LTAP mission is to bridge the gap between research and practice by conducting training sessions and demonstrations and by serving as a clearinghouse for information related to state-of-the-art technology in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. For more information, visit
Technology Development Group (TDG) engages in research and development that supports the transportation management needs of state and local governments. Its primary product, the RoadSoft GIS Integrated Roadway Management System, provides county road commissions, cities, and villages with a state-of-the-art system for managing roadway assets. From pagements, signs, pavement markings, culverts, and traffic crashes, RoadSoft offers assistance in developing repair and construction strategies for streets and highways. Other development projects include the MERL Project Estimator, crash location software, GIS tools, and online data submission. For more information, visit
Michigan Tech's University Transportation Center for Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (MiSTI) is creating the future of transportation infrastructure. MiSTI supports innovative research, distinctive educational programs, and engages industry in a partnership to explore the sustainable use of materials in the construction, maintainence, and repair of transportation infrastructure. MiSTI promotes the most efficient use of naturally occurring resources, the stustainable use of industrial by-products such as fly ash or recycled materials, across many modes and systems. For more information, visit
Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is part of a nationwide effort sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. TTAP explores technology transfer initiatives focusing on technology and informtion on tribal roads and bridges, tourism, and recreation, and related economic development to tribal transportation and planning personnel. TTAP provides technology transfer through training workshops, a quarterly newsletter, and the operation of free publication and videotape training libraries. For more information, visit
Transportation Materials Research Center (TMRC) provides technical expertise and state-of-the-art laboratories to support the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) transportation materials research and investigation by maintaining highly qualifided technical staff and certified facilities. Specific areas of research include the behavior and performance of materials including asphalt, concrete, unbound aggregate, and soils. For more information, visit
Center for Structural Durability (CSD) explores research in the area of durable structural highway systems. Areas of expertise include:
  • Ultra high-performance concrete
  • Rapid construction for prestressed concrete bridges
  • Inspection and repair for transportation systems and bridges

Structural durability-related research helps DOT, Federal and industry clients achieve their performance goals of safety, mobility, and productivity of the transportation system while exploring long-term solutions to improve the condition and durability of transportation structures. For more information, visit

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