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Getting to UMTRI

UMTRI is located at 2901 Baxter Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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This handy guide on how to get to UMTRI includes directions from Detroit Metro Airport, downtown Detroit, and Lansing.  As well, nearby hotels and their phone numbers are pinned on a local map for your convenience. This guide includes parking information. There is designated visitor parking in front of the building and visitor permits are available at the reception desk. For those with U-M parking stickers, we have Yellow designated lots.

For the more adventurous, try this Google Widget provided by the University's Parking & Transportation Services.  This trip planner integrates walking, transit and rail depending on your destination, whether you are traveling to or from U-M or within the U-M campuses.

Getting Around U-M and Ann Arbor

General information about the University of Michigan campus and the surrounding community in Ann Arbor including a directory for visitors can be found at the Campus Information Center's homepage.  It's a great first stop for UMTRI visitors who have some free time after stopping by to see us.  This map of local restaurants might also be of help to you when planning your day here.

Ann Arbor's Convention and Visitors Bureau offers up a website for visitors to find information on accommodations, dining, things to do, and events in the greater Ann Arbor area at  The ever popular TripAdvisor offers up their take on a visitors guide, including housing rentals, at their site

UMTRI Facilities

Meeting and conference rooms at UMTRI and its neighboring university facilities allow for accomodating audiences up to 300 attendees.  Teleconferencing, A/V services, as well as catering can be arranged by UMTRI to help contribute to your meeting's success.  For further information on hosting your event here, please contact UMTRI's director of marketing and communications.

UMTRI provides wireless network access free of charge to visitors. The wireless SSID "MGuest" is serviced by the University's Information Technology Services. It is open and insecure with no encryption supplied by the network. The network has a limited set of service ports and is treated like a non-UM network. For more information on the MGuest wireless network including how to connect, please visit this ITS page on the MGuest service.  Check this map of wireless coverage at UMTRI for assurances that you will be able to connect to the internet during your visit here.

UMTRI Website

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is committed to making its website accessible to all virtual visitors.  Our goal is to have the greatest possible number of our pages conform to level A of W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, which are available at We also seek to conform fully to the technical standards in subsection 194.22 (Web-based intranet and internet information and applications) of section 508 of the 1998 federal Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d). See for subsection 1194.22.  If you have any difficulty accessing any of the content on our website, please contact us at