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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.


Jun 24
"In the coming days, the Capital Region Planning Commission will release a study that is expected to confirm what...
Jun 20
Behind the scenes with UNOTI's Jim Amdal (right, first photo) and former UNOTI director, John Renne, on a video...
Jun 06
"After years of planning and construction, and countless speeches and PowerPoint presentations, the Panama Canal...
May 30
UNO's department of Planning and Urban Studies has hired a new faculty member, Sandip Chakrabarti. Dr....
May 27
Freight News Friday! "Officials said they are optimistic the action will help see the parish’s vacant...