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Transportation Systems

Transportation systems are essential for the efficient movement of people and goods. Interconnected air, land and marine transportation systems play a vital role in insuring strong economic health and an improved quality of life for all of society. Because transportation systems are interrelated with many other activities, the challenges of creating and managing transportation systems must be addressed in an interdisciplinary manner.

The transportation graduate program at Clemson focuses on the planning, design, operation and maintenance of transportation systems. The program provides a foundation of knowledge on the basics of how transportation systems work and how they are designed, and encourages students to add breadth to their education by understanding the environmental, institutional and societal context within which they operate. Solutions to practical problems are emphasized to ensure that students are well prepared for careers in the transportation profession.

The department houses a USDOT University Transportation Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility C2M2  which has Dr. Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury, the Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, as the Director.
The Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C²M²), is a United States Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center, a consortium of five higher education and research institutions in the state of South Carolina who are working together to create and develop new initiatives and inventions by combining our complementary research strengths, our education and workforce development activities, our commitment to diversity, and our expertise in emerging connected and autonomous vehicles technology.