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The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) combines a tradition of excellence with a new vision for higher education in Colorado. By joining the strengths of a comprehensive campus in Denver with the research and advanced health care programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the university serves more than 18,000 students in Denver and Aurora. It has more than 1,400 tenured or tenure-track faculty and a similar number of instructional faculty, including 15 members of the National Academies and numerous winners of national and international fellowships and awards. Funded research at the university now exceeds $400M annually. CU Denver confers more than 4,200 degrees each year and more graduate degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty, and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges.

Transportation research at CU Denver is conducted through the Transportation Research Center (TRC) in affiliation with the Active Communities/Transportation (ACT) Research Group. Our research, teaching, and outreach focuses on sustainable transportation systems, multimodal safety, travel behavior, transportation modeling, data analysis techniques, infrastructure design, and transportation investment decision analysis including cost-benefit and life cycle analyses. We work on many projects in collaboration with other departments and colleges such as business, urban planning, and public affairs to address local, state, national, and international concerns. For instance, our sustainable infrastructure graduate program, the first of its kind in the country for its interdisciplinary breadth, spans the Colleges of Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Public Affairs, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Research Project

Transition of Allowable Stress Rating to Load and Resistance... (2021)

Project Description

Final Report

Learning from the Travel Experiences of Persons with Disabilities... (Apr 2024)

More Info | Research Brief

News Article

Automated Parking Systems Are Fairer for Drivers and Could Improve... (May 2023)

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Meet Our Researchers (View More Bios)

University Labs / Resources

University Facts

  • Enrollment (Fall 2015): 18,417
  • More than 140 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges
  • More than $400 million in sponsored research annually
  • Alumni (May 2015): 80,848

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