The Center participates in short-term projects that complement its daily technology transfer activities. These projects are of special interest to all the municipalities, the Department of Transportation and Public Works, and the US Virgin Islands Ministry of Public Works. Also, projects that actively assist in workforce development through the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program and Cátedra Abertis.
In the past, the Center also held the UPR/PUPR/ATI Development Professional Program, the UPR/MIT/Tren Urbano Program, and the UPRM–URI Summer Transportation Exchange Program. Information about all the programs is presented in the Special Projects Menu.
Some of the special projects developed by the Center are listed below:
- Development of microcomputer software.
- Translation of technical materials to Spanish.
- Identification of municipalities’ needs related to transportation.
- Development of guidelines for the municipalities on how to prepare Request for Proposal (RFP) related to public transportation projects.
- Writing and translation of UMTA guidelines related to different aspects of the program.
- Development of technical movies regarding the proper use of asphalt, concrete, and soils, and road and bridge construction.
- Spanish translation of standard specifications for construction of roads and bridges on Federal Highway Projects (FP-85).
- Development of guidelines for traffic control in construction zones.
- Participation in the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) Assessment Project regarding the documentation of success stories associated with the implementation of safety products in highway construction zones, and the inventory manual of defects.
- Interviews to determine the need of municipalities with a population of fewer than 50,000 inhabitants.
- Introduction to the main components of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its legal implications.
- Evaluation of existent transportation facilities in municipalities with less than 50,000 inhabitants.
- Evaluation of marketing methods to promote public transportation in municipalities with less than 50,000 inhabitants.
- Development and operation of the Technical Attendance program and Managerial training.