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TSU Designated as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center (BTIC)

Texas Southern University was recently designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center (BTIC).  The Center will be recognized by the U.S. DOT as a forward-thinking and influential institution that is capable of driving solutions to the challenges identified in Beyond Traffic by convening decision-makers in the Gulf Coast mega-region and coordinating related research, curriculum, outreach, and other activities.

The BTIC at TSU will be headed by Dr. Lei Yu, Professor of Transportation Studies and Director of Innovation Transportation Research Institute (ITRI).  Dr. Yu was recently interviewed by the Houston Public Media regarding the BTIC at TSU.  The text and the audio of the interview can be accessed by following this link.



Among the 13 other BTI centers, TSU is the only HBCU. You can find more details of the U.S. DOT BTI Centers through the following website:


Feb 9, 2017 | D. Vrinceanu