The Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CAR-TEEH) focuses on the impact of transportation emissions on human health. CAR-TEEH is a Tier-1 center, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) under the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) leads the CAR-TEEH consortium consisting of four partner universities: Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and the University of California, Riverside (UCR).


CAR-TEEH brings together experts from two disciplines that have not traditionally worked together – transportation and public health. Members of the CAR-TEEH consortium strongly advocate for advancing research on transportation emissions in a more comprehensive manner, mapping the holistic tailpipe-to-lungs spectrum, which includes the impact of transportation emissions on the environment and public health.

Together, our consortium is well-equipped to establish a University Transportation Center (UTC) of strategic importance, producing high-quality, impactful research, technology transfer, education, and workplace development.