ITS-Davis also participates in research centers led by other universities and institutions. They are:
The University of California Institute of Transportation Studies (UC ITS) is dedicated to advancing the state of the art in transportation engineering, planning, and policy. Established by the California Legislature in 1947, the UC ITS has branches at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UCLA. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 provides the UC ITS an annual allocation of $5 million dollars to address questions and needs of local, regional and state governments in California.
The Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR) is the Regional university center for U.S. Region 9 (California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands), funded by the US Department of Transportation, with matching funding from the California Department of Transportation and others. The METRANS Transportation Center at the University of Southern California leads the PSR in partnership with UC Davis; California State University, Long Beach; the University of California, Irvine; the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Hawaii, Northern Arizona University, and Pima Community College. The PSR conducts an integrated, multidisciplinary program of research, education and technology transfer aimed at improving the mobility of people and goods throughout the region.