Center for Transportation Analysis Overview

The mission of the Center for Transportation Analysis (CTA) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is to provide solutions for assuring the safe, efficient and secure movement of people and goods on resilient transportation systems. Staff expertise is extensive and diverse, ranging from risk assessment, to policy analysis and military mobilization. At any one time, staff are advancing transportation science through 30-40 different research projects. CTA has delivered 20+ years of Research Excellence in critical areas of national significance, including the fusion of security, safety, energy efficiency and transportation system performance.

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Major Focus Areas of Research:

  • Freight and Passenger Flows
  • Transportation Energy Efficiency
  • Transportation Safety and Security
  • Supply Chain Efficiency
  • Climate Change
  • Vehicle Technologies
  • Enterprise Modeling

 

Highlights

Edition 36 of the Transportation Energy Data Book Released
The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed for use as a desktop reference, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to Edition 35. The TEDB is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

2016 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
The 2016 Vehicle Technologies Market Report was released May 25, 2017 via the web. The report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets. This report is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Numerous CTA Staff gave presentations at the DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting, June 6-10, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2016 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program were held June 6-10, 2016. Numerous CTA Staff presented at this event.