The Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (SMEC) is implementing Peak (GaoFeng) Disciplines Program, aiming at building a number of domestic leading, world-class peak disciplines and several peak directions or fields. This program, in accordance with the needs of high-level disciplines and the economic and social development, targeting the international forefront of academic directions and the needs of national and Shanghai’s major strategic development, sets the categorized goals for discipline developments and provides corresponding investments and supporting policies. Four categories of peak disciplines are being built and developed. Transportation Engineering Discipline, particularly for College of Transportation Engineering at Tongji University, is one of the priority peak disciplines in Category II built by SMEC. Thereby, the College of Transportation Engineering at Tongji University establishes 18 peak teams. The main task of each team is to conduct fundamental and applied research on one academic direction, focusing on the scientific frontier issues and major national development strategies.