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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 29
RT @StarkDispatch: RT @ride_smart.NEW ROUTES will launch on July 1st in Starkville!
Jun 11
We love freshman orientation! Welcome to UNO. Come see us at the Institute! #UNOProud
Jun 09
Dr. Renne will be giving the June 2015 lecture for the US DOT Transportation Innovation Series. This is a free...
Jun 02
@UNOTI: Presentation @CUTCResearch annual meeting by consortia leader Lei Zhang in New Brunswick NJ
May 05
John & Tara presenting at ASCE T&DI on growth management in Louisiana w/Deputy DOTD Secretary Eric Kalivoda @UofNO