Kerala is known for its human resources and there are good institutes and research centres doing innovative and genuine research works in the areas of transportation engineering. But unfortunately our State has failed to tap those expertises for the betterment of the road network for the common good of the society. Most of the findings could not be transferred to the field and still remain on papers. Moreover, those organizations engaged in construction and maintenance of roads face lot of practical problems and they would have solved them better, if proper integration existed between academics and such implementing agencies. On the other hand, those in academics are unaware of ground problems. Realizing this missing link, the Government of Kerala has taken a bold initiative and allocated Rupees Hundred lakhs (Rs. 100/- lakhs) to the College of Engineering Trivandrum in the present budget for setting up Transport Research Centre (TRC). The main objective of this centre is to ensure better roads and road network for the State. This centre has 12 faculty members having expertise in various areas of transportation. It offers a two year M.Tech. course in Traffic and Transportation Engineering with an intake of 18 students. The centre has already taken up various research projects funded by National as well as State agencies.