The Director, who is appointed by the Board of Regents of the University, is responsible for the administration of the Center. Their duties include the day-to-day operations of the Center. They see to it that plans and programs of the Center are implemented. The Director also heads the Center’s Management Committee (MANCOM) together with the heads of the research laboratories or groups.
Inclusive Transportation Group
The Inclusive Transportation (InTra) Group is tasked to take the lead in undertaking innovative and appropriate research, responsive training programs, and extension services in the field of transportation planning. Major research thrusts of the Group include Public Involvement, Sustainable Public Transportation, Transport Economics, Logistics and Active Transportation. Also, the Group conducts research and extension activities on inclusivity, an inclusive transportation that is accessible to all, even to those with reduced mobility like persons with disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens, children, among others. The Group collaborates with other groups in Road Traffic Safety, Traffic Flow and Travel Demand Management, Transportation Demand Analysis and Modelling and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Traffic Engineering and Management Group
The TEM is tasked to take the lead in research, extension, and training activities in conventional and evolving areas of Traffic Engineering and Management. Its goals are: (1) to provide human resource development, (2) to generate relevant, accurate, and objective information thru evidence-based investigation and solutions, (3) establish stronger linkages and collaboration with the National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in matters of road traffic injury prevention, including child road traffic injury, through national coalition, and (4) deliver extension services to private and public agencies for the end purpose of helping cities in the Philippines achieve well-designed traffic facilities and traffic management schemes that ensure efficient, safe, and reliable transportation. The major study areas of this group include Traffic Flow and Highway Capacity, Road Traffic Safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Evaluation of Traffic Management Schemes. TEM also hopes to undertake activities in collaboration with other groups in Traffic Impact Assessment, Sustainable Urban Transportation (Transit, Non-Motorized Transportation, and Air Quality) and Modelling.
Transportation, Environment and Energy Group
The relationship between transportation, the environment and energy is well established. Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) covers thematic areas that specifically identifies the environmental and energy aspects of transportation such as those related to air quality and vehicle emissions, fuels and consumption, and people-centered systems and infrastructure. These relate and weave into other themes including the more traditional ones involving land use, safety, and even social equity. The scope of the Transportation, Environment and Energy (TE&E) Group includes but is not limited to performing analysis and the development of models relating transportation, environment and energy, with focus on transportation emissions and urban air quality management, vehicle emission factors and energy efficiency, and transportation energy demand. Travel behavior analysis and modelling, analysis of urban and regional transportation systems, active transport, transport safety, traffic and air quality surveys, transportation and traffic management, traffic impact assessment and local road vehicle standards remain as research and extension areas in cooperation with other groups and laboratories of the Center. Other activities include research and extension collaborations and linkages with other units of the university, academe, industry and civil society, forums and seminars, knowledge management and information services.
Coordinates the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the local and international training programs, seminar and symposium being conducted by the Center. Develop training program and prepare necessary training materials for the conduct of different training courses. Conduct regular training program and specialized short term courses in Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering and Management and Transportation and the Environment.
Provides general logistical and administrative support (human resource, finance, accounting, transportation, reproduction, records, facilities, and equipment maintenance) in conducting activities geared towards the mandate of the Center.
The College Librarian manages the daily operation of the Center’s library. The two significant functions consists of library user services (circulation, references, databases, etc.) and technical services (cataloging, inventory, acquisition, etc.) The NCTS Library is categorized as a special library that concentrates it’s collection of books, journals, theses, dissertations, studies, and reports in land, sea, air, and rail transportation.