The Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, established in 1948 and currently located in 412 McLaughlin Hall, is the oldest university transportation library in North America. Library staff maintain a collection of over 400,000 items and index over 200 current periodical titles. We are an independent library funded by UC’s four-campus Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). Donations are a critical part of Transportation Library funding and visitors to this exhibit are encouraged to consider making a financial donation to the Transportation Library.

ITS Berkeley is one of the world's leading centers for transportation research, education and scholarship. Its programs receive more than $25 million in research funds per year, one of the largest award totals for a campus organized research unit or academic department. Almost 200 faculty members and staff researchers, and over 100 graduate students take part in ITS Berkeley’s multidisciplinary programs.

Current research includes aviation and airport design and operation, intelligent transportation, transit, traffic safety, transportation finance, transportation economics, infrastructure design and maintenance, traffic theory, public policy, logistics, systems analysis, and environmental policy.

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