University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation

Annual UCCONNECT student conference

UCCONNECT is a multi-campus center that serves as the new University Transportation Center for federal Region 9. As part of its mission, UCCONNECT supports faculty within its consortium of five UC campuses (Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside and Santa Barbara) and its affiliate, Cal Poly, Pomona, to pursue research aligned with our center’s broad theme of promoting economic competitiveness by enhancing multi-modal transport.
UCCONNECT is dedicated to the proposition that economic competitiveness comes by mobilizing society in general, and the workforce in particular; and by delivering goods and services in the most efficient ways possible.  Our Center recognizes that achieving these aims requires innovative ideas for combating transport congestion and its attendant costs.  These costs do not only entail monetary, out-of-pocket expenses, but also include lost times, lost opportunities and environmental externalities.

In view of these challenges, UCCONNECT fosters various activities aimed at finding new ways to enhance mobility.  These activities are collaborative and multi-disciplinary and present three main thrusts: research, education, and workforce development. They bring to the table the scholarship to be found in varied, top-ranked academic departments together with the breadth of knowledge and experience provided by transport agencies in Region 9, and Caltrans in particular, in an effort to provide modern multi-modal solutions to enhance the economic competitiveness of the region.
Michael Cassidy
(510) 642-7702
Staff contact
Madonna Camel
(510) 642-0913
Mailing address

2614 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-1782
United States