The USDOT UTC (Tier 1) Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) is the product of a five-year, multi-million dollar grant to The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and its consortium partners (Louisiana State University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Pennsylvania) in their cutting-edge research on megaregions.  Having been awarded the grant by federal officials in December of 2016, research is formally slated to begin in the Spring of 2017.

To see affiliated research faculty, choose one of institutions at the top of this page.  Or, take a look at our Directory of Key Center Personnel (a required list of administrative contacts).  

Research Priorities
The research priorities of CM2 stem from the FAST Act of 2015.

Priority 1: Improving Mobility of People and Goods
(Topic Area 1.1) Increase access to opportunities that promote equity in connecting regions and communities, including urban and rural communities
(Topic Area 1.6) Innovations in multi-modal planning and modeling for high-growth regions
(Topic Area 1.8) Regional planning and setting of transportation priorities

Priority 2: Reducing Congestion
(Topic Area 2.3) Urban logistics -- last mile for both passengers and freight (land use and transportation planning)