Transportation Research Center (TRC) Utilization

Growth Towards Being a Leading Proving Grounds and Mobility Testing Organization in North America

Honda purchased the Transportation Research Center in the 1980’s from the state of Ohio and asked The Ohio State University to continue managing and operating TRC Inc. as an independent proving ground on Honda’s behalf – where surplus funds from the operation would be reinvested in transportation research and facilities upgrades and to fund other endowments at the College of Engineering. To date, more than $54 million has been generated by TRC Inc. for Ohio State.

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Transportation Research Center: Aerial view

TRC Fast Facts

Dedicated - July 10, 1974
Landowner - Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Original Investment - $31 Million
Facility Manager - TRC Inc.
Total Capital Investment - $80 Million+
TRC Customers - Approximately 1000
Employees - 475
Original Acreage - 8,500