Maritime and multimodal transportation research is a national
priority that is critical to future economic competitiveness.
Waterborne freight directly and indirectly contributes to U.S.
economic growth by contributing to economic value, earnings,
and employment.

The four consortium members include:

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Consortium Lead
  • Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA



Extreme summer temperatures, flash floods and large numbers of freeze-thaw cycles, coupled with poor soils, create enormous
challenges to the region’s transportation infrastructure and public safety.  

The eight consortium members include:

  • The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Consortium Lead
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma 
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
  • The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock