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The Merritt C. Becker, Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI) focuses on the role of transportation in creating a sustainable, livable and resilient future. Faculty and staff associated with the Institute are recognized for their expertise in:

  • Transportation Policy for Sustainability, Livability, Resiliency and Disaster Recovery
  • Maritime and Port Planning
  • Evacuation Planning for Carless and Vulnerable Populations
  • Transit and Streetcars
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning and Safety
  • Transit Oriented Development

UNOTI combines applied research, outreach and education to impact positively the transportation field from the local to the international spheres. The work done at the Institute continues to be integral in the post-Katrina recovery of New Orleans, and vital to the overall sustainability and economic competitiveness of the nation.

UNOTI Welcome Video from John Renne on Vimeo.


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Oct 17
As you have likely heard, the City of New Orleans has decided to implement a dedicated buffered bike lane on...
Oct 17
RT @jlrenne: @jlrenne: #Bike lanes announced for Baronne Street in Downtown #NewOrleans for 6 month trial Way to go @MayorLandrieu http://t…
Oct 08
Coming up, Oct 17th: UNOTI Lunch and Learn lecture on recently completed growth management research. Hope to see...
Oct 08
@UofNO President Peter Fos opens @PortNOLA Maritime Workforce Summit at the UNO Lindy Boggs Conference Center