Institute of Transportation Studies
Support Cleaner Transportation and a More Sustainable Future on Give Day!


Never has the hope for a cleaner, more livable future been more urgent than at this moment. UC Davis, one of the most sustainable universities in the world, is at the forefront. 


The Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) is the leading university center in the world on sustainable transportation. We conduct innovative and objective research that informs science-based transportation policy and strategic business decisions. Our programs emphasize advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, land use planning, consumer behavior and new mobility. 


We have a strong commitment not just to research, but interdisciplinary education. ITS-Davis hosts a widely acclaimed graduate degree program that draws from 34 academic disciplines to meet the world’s growing need for qualified transportation professionals. In addition to coursework and research, students interact with leaders from industry, government, public interest groups, and academia through seminars, internships, and visiting lectures

Ryan McCarthy ’09 is an influential Science and Technology Policy Advisor to the California Air Resources Board.  He says his experience at ITS-Davis was invaluable.  “It’s the combination of analytical training, relevant issues, and exposure to researchers, policymakers, and business that contribute to ITS.  There’s no better place to explore the new technology and policy than ITS-Davis.  You can change the world with what you’re doing at ITS.  That may sound kind of hokey, but what they come up with may be the next new policy idea.”

Your gift supports the next generation of leaders like Ryan, who are having a tremendous influence on the policies and practices that will create a better future for us all.

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 20
2 VA 1
2 CO 1
Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 75 planned giving requests! Your support is important and very much appreciated. Thank you to Wayne and Jacque Bartholomew for providing this $75,000 challenge gift!
75 / 75 Gifts
Transportation Graduate Students Challenge
THANK YOU to Kathryn Henkens and to all the generous donors that chose to support the Transportation Graduate Students Challenge! Your generosity is deeply appreciated, and will help us give our transportation graduate students the resources they need to provide solutions to the world's complex transportation challenges!
10 / 10 Gifts
ITS Director's Challenge
THANK YOU to Dan Sperling and to all of the generous donors who supported the ITS Director's Challenge! Your support is deeply appreciated and will provide funding for critical resources that benefit our students, faculty and researchers.
12 / 12 Gifts
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