The California Traffic Management Labs were established in early 1991 to provide an instrumented, multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency transportation operations environment linked to university laboratories for real-world development, testing and evaluation of near-term technologies and applications, and to serve as an ongoing testing ground for California and national intelligent transportation systems (ITS) efforts. Located in Orange County, California, and under the direction of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI.
The Center for Activity Systems Analysis was established within the Institute of Transportation Studies, Irvine to provide a focus for research in activity-based approaches for transportation modeling and to foster further interdisciplinary research in this and related areas. For over 25 years, CASA research associates have been on the leading edge of evolving research in activity systems analysis, establishing an international reputation in the study of complex travel behavior, activity-base approaches, agent-based models, microsimulation approaches, data collection technologies, and empirical modeling.
The PATH ATMS Center at UC Irvine was created to support PATH research activities within the ATMS Testbed at UCI. The Center coordinates and assists in PATH ATMS research that utilizes the Testbed resources, providing a liaison among the various Testbed partners and the PATH researchers and ensuring that test design and operation are supported by the Testbed. In cooperation with PATH researchers, the Center helps to design specific tests conducted in the Testbed that are incorporated in PATH projects.
The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), established by congressional mandate in 1988, is one of ten centers nationwide designed to encourage research and education in transportation, and is headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley.