Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation (MCTI)

We don’t just improve Missouri infrastructure – we transform it.

Transportation research shouldn’t end at just ideas — its effects should be seen in our roads and structures.

That’s the vision of the Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation (MCTI) – to drive transportation research forward and turn that research into real-world results. Better infrastructure means safer roads, a more connected community and a robust economy.

Combining Lasting Partnerships with Cutting Edge Resources

We have a powerful network of partners including four University of Missouri campuses, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and more. These relationships provide access to cutting-edge resources like state labs, test tracks, simulators, machine learning and even virtual reality.

Whatever the research idea — from longer-lasting roads and bridges, to intelligent infrastructure and new transportation modes — we have the capabilities to get it done.