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University of Connecticut, Connecticut Transportation Institute Records

Identifier: 2013-0009

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of copies of the papers read at the conference inaugurating the Connecticut Transportation Institute in 1974.


  • 1974-1979


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


"The 1974 Connecticut Legislature, through Public Act 370, directed the University of Connecticut, with the cooperation of the Department of Transportation, to plan and develop a program for the establishment of a Connecticut Transportation Institute, to be operative for the fall semester of 1975. "

"In response to the legislative mandate, a nine member committee was appointed by Vice President Kenneth G. Wilson from among the engineering, science, business and humanities faculties; Dr. Peter McFadden, Dean of the School of Engineering, was named chairman. Upon recommendation of the Committee, President Glenn Ferguson appointed Dr. Jack E. Stephens of the Department of Civil Engineering as Acting Director. Under this arrangement, the Transportation Institute Advisory Committee acted both as a policymaking board and a working committee. The committee and Dr. Stephens, with a modest amount of consultive assistance, and with the cooperation and assistance of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, has undertaken to prepare a realistic plan for a transportation institute that will effectively eliminate an important deficiency in our capabilities in regard to transportation problem-solving."

[from "A Program for the Development of the Connecticut Transportation Institute" located in the records.]

Additional information about the Institute, its programs, faculty and goals is available on the CTI website.


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The collection contains documents pertaining to the establishment of the Connecticut Transportation Institute at the University of Connecticut.

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University of Connecticut, Connecticut Transportation Institute Records
Archives & Special Collections staff
2013 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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