The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) is an institutional center located at NC State University. Chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1978, ITRE conducts surface and air transportation research, training, and technical support activities for municipal, state, federal, and international clients in order to address critical transportation issues. ITRE is committed to developing leadership in its study of transportation issues through fostering analytical thinking, integrating technology in education and research, serving as a catalyst for problem solving, and cultivating professionals and students dedicated to excellence in transportation.

ITRE’s strategic plan sets forth five major institute-wide goals:

  • Increase national visibility;
  • Conduct and disseminate research that impacts the transportation community;
  • Sustain and enhance educational opportunities to improve the knowledge and skills of transportation professionals;
  • Strengthen the relationship with, and gain recognition within, the University system; and
  • Provide superior technical assistance.

These goals are being achieved through various objectives such as increasing the Institute’s national exposure through conference presentations, published research and outreach efforts, and through increased national project awards. Additionally, ITRE continually expands its training efforts across North Carolina, the United States, and the globe, while promoting collaboration with faculty in the department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University and at other UNC system institutions.

ITRE Activity Reports

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ITRE Advisory Council

The ITRE Advisory Council is a valued resource of transportation experts from the public, private, and academic sectors, providing guidance to the Director of ITRE and oversight for the Institute’s programs and policies. The Council meets annually in the second quarter of the year.

Mark Dunzo (Chair)

Senior Vice President, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
3001 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513-2301
919-677-2000 | Mark.Dunzo@kimley-horn.com

Stephanie Ayers

Director, Port Planning and Development, North Carolina State Ports Authority
P.O. Box 9002, Wilmington, NC  28402
910-251-7073 | Stephanie.Ayers@ncports.com

Thomas W. Bradshaw Jr.

President and CEO, Tom Bradshaw & Associates
7416 Grist Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615-5409
919-280-1288 | twbradshawjr@gmail.com

Larry Goode, PhD, PE

Private Consultant and former State Highway Administrator, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Larry Goode Consulting, Raleigh, NC
919-805-0925 | Larrygoode123@earthlink.net

David Harkey, PhD, PE

Director, The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
Campus Box 3430, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
919-962-8705 | david_harkey@unc.edu

EDD HAUSER, PHD, PE

Professor and Director, Center for Transportation Policy Studies, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, 113 McEniry, Charlotte, NC 28223
704-687-5953 | ehauser@uncc.edu

George List, PhD, PE

Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7908, Raleigh, NC 27695-7908
919-515-1803 | gflist@ncsu.edu

Chris Gibson

Vice President for Security & Public Safety UAS Applications, Sentera
8802 Silver Charm Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173
704-291-1151 | chris.gibson@sentera.com

Catherine C. McGhee, PE

Associate Director for Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering, Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation, and Research
530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-293-1973 | Cathy.McGhee@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Danny C. Pleasant, AICP

Director, Charlotte Department of Transportation
600 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-336-3879 | dpleasant@ci.charlotte.nc.us

John F. Sullivan, III, PE

Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration – NC Division
310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 410, Raleigh, NC 27601-1418
919-856-4346 | john.sullivan@fhwa.dot.gov

John Tallmadge

Director of Regional Services Development, GoTriangle
P.O. Box 13787, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709
919-485-7430 | jtallmadge@gotriangle.org

Nicholas J. Tennyson

Secretary of Transportation, North Carolina Department of Transportation
1501 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1501
919-707-2800 | njtennyson@ncdot.gov

Jim Trogdon, PE

Vice President of Business Development, Mid-Atlantic Region, Atkins
1616 E. Millbrook Road, Suite 310, Raleigh, NC 27609
919-431-5282 | jim.trogdon@atkinsglobal.com

C. Michael Walton, PhD, PE

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761, Austin, TX 78712
512-471-1414 | cmwalton@mail.utexas.edu

Jim Westmoreland, PE

City Manager, City of Greensboro, North Carolina
300 W. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
336-373-2002 | Jim.Westmoreland@greensboro-nc.gov