News and Events

Congratulations to Ian Butler-Severson Who Will be Honored by the US Department of Transportation.

Ian Butler-Severson, a UNO Transportation Institute research assistant will be recognized as an outstanding student of the year for the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center (MarTrec) consortium, which is led by the University of Arkansas and includes University of New Orleans, Texas A & M, LSU, Jackson State University and Vanderbilt.

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University of New Orleans Transportation Institute Partners with Son of a Saint to Spotlight Transportation Careers

The University of New Orleans Transportation Institute conducted its inaugural National Summer Transportation Institute on Thursday, July 20th for a group of 14 young men who spent the day visiting transportation hubs around New Orleans.  The summer institute was funded by the Federal Highway Administration to promote awareness of educational and career opportunities among disadvantages and at-risk middle and high school students around the country.

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Colin Ash, Master of Transportation 2017 Graduate Hired!

Congratulations for Colin Ash has been hired with Solutient as a transportation planner.  Colin was an exceptional graduate student and did excellent research work with the UNO Transportation institute.  He will be an incredible asset to the Solutient team.  Again, Congratulations Colin!

Congratulations Award Women in Transportation Award Winners Carol Short and Tara Tolford.

Tara Tolford won the the Innovative Transportation Solutions Award which salutes and innovative transportation project which improves the quality of life for its users and the community.  Her project, "The Pedestrian and Bicycle Count:  Developing a Statewide Multimodal Count Program," will conduct a statewide count of active transportation activity.  This data will drive an effective pedestrian and bicycle program and Complete Street implementation statewide.  Tara's pilot project with the Regional Planning Commission collected bicycle and pedestrian data in New Orleans and validated concepts for Statewide implementation.

Carol Short was awarded the Women in Transportation Member of the Year Award which honors a member who has promoted the reputation of WTS within the transportation community.

Read more information on the award here.

Give Nola Day

May 2, 2017 is give NOLA Day.  If you would like to donate to the UNO Transportation Institute on May 2nd for Give Nola Day or any other time thereafter please visit

In the designation drop down box choose UNO Transportation Institute

Thank you for your support of UNOTI.


UNO Students participate in WWII Site Excavation in Austria

By Delinda C Swanson on 4/27/2017 12:12 PM

The University of New Orleans will collaborate with the University of Innsbruck in Austria this summer to lead a joint effort to excavate the site of a World War II aircraft crash, in the hopes that the excavation will help the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to identify and return the remains of an airman missing since the war. The effort includes archaeologists and forensic specialists from the U.S. and Austria, graduate and undergraduate students from the University of New Orleans, historians and museum professionals, as well as support and expertise from The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Funding for the students participating in the excavation is being provided by: The National WWII Museum, the Jean Brainard Boebel Chair in Historic Preservation in the UNO Department of Planing and Urban Studies, The Carol Muckley Endowment in the UNO Department of History, the Division of International Education, the UNO Student Government Association, and the UNO College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development.