The Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Systems (R-TIS) program develops innovative solutions to improve the sustainability, equity, and resilience of transportation infrastructure systems for existing and emerging transportation modes. The program aims at developing new materials, structures, and management strategies that improve infrastructure durability, reduce environmental impact, preserve natural resources, and promote sustainable development to benefit all members of society, regardless of their socioeconomic status or physical abilities. R-TIS emphasizes the importance of integrating resilience considerations into transportation infrastructure systems to improve their ability to withstand and recover from natural disasters, climate change, and other disruptions.
The program draws on interdisciplinary expertise from fields such as civil engineering, industrial and management engineering, environmental science, and social sciences to advance the state of knowledge in transportation infrastructure design and system management and promote the adoption of best practices in the field. Through collaborative research, education, and outreach efforts, R-TIS aims to create more sustainable, equitable, and resilient transportation systems.