Transportation Research Center

Continually working to develop better vehicles, better drivers and better roads.

Transportation Research Center

Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC) is the largest independent vehicle test facility and proving grounds in the U.S., with more than 4,500 acres of secure roads, trails, test areas and state-of-the-art facilities, operating 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.

Strategically located in East Liberty, Ohio, TRC is a one-stop source for engineering services, research and development, validation, and compliance and certification testing for clients from all over the world. TRC is home to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center, its only test facility located on a proving grounds. TRC is also closely aligned with The Ohio State University’s world-renowned Center for Automotive Research. These expert resources help bring real solutions to customers’ critical engineering challenges.

Located next to the nation’s first “intelligent corridor” along Route 33, TRC looks forward to being an integral part of the “Smart Columbus” mobility project, shaping how people and goods move in the future. Since the 1970s, TRC has been at the forefront of new and emerging vehicle technologies, and will continue to do so as major developments in the industry come even more rapidly.

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