Mission of USF-ITI


The Intermodal Transportation Institute, located in the heart of the Chicago region, brings value to the industry through education, research, and collaboration with businesses and non-profit entities. Through these we foster knowledge and help contribute to improved management and public policy in intermodal transportation and logistics. Our goals for students are to:

  • Create a neutral center for research in areas that impact the transportation and logistics industry
  • Provide targeted research on specific issues related to intermodal transportation
  • Advance expertise in the many disciplines comprising intermodal transportation through collaboration with partners
  • Educate a multi-disciplinary work force in transportation and logistics
  • Attract students, faculty, and staff in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs



To implement educational programs and provide access to information for sustainable growth and development of the Chicago area intermodal region.