Bus

RITA doles out $2M to 4 universities

Posted on January 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) awarded more than $2 million in grants to four University Transportation Centers (UTC) located throughout the U.S. to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing the nation.

UTCs conduct research that directly support U.S. Department of Transportation priorities and are a critical part of our national transportation strategy.

Based at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, the University Transportation Center for Alabama was awarded $650,000 to support research in a variety of transportation challenges ranging from traffic congestion to driver distraction.

The Transportation Research Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas will use a $457,000 grant to conduct basic and applied research in various transportation related areas including, developing mathematical- and software-based decision making tools for transportation planning and policy analysis.

The University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC) will receive $463,400 to support its research program which targets basic, advanced and applied projects. To maximize the impact of this funding, the URITC will also create partnerships with organizations that share a transportation sector interest.

Based at Northwestern University, the Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology will use a $463,400 grant to fund "innovation gap" research projects that push existing research outcomes closer to the point of adoption and implementation by transportation practitioners.

UTCs maintain vital partnerships with regional, state and local transportation and transit agencies, to help find solutions to challenges impacting their communities. UTC projects are peer-reviewed and the results of their work are shared with the transportation community to encourage greater progress through collaboration.

RITA provides $86 million annual funding to 125 colleges and universities conducting transportation research, and providing the training needed to manage modern transportation infrastructure through the UTC Program.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

BusCon '16 features more than 80 buses, debuts maintenance forum

This year's event definitely had something for everyone, including the most buses on one North American show floor, a closer look at issues set to impact transit maintenance professionals, an up-to-date look at electric buses and a the BusCon Connect hosted buyers program. 

Seattle taps CH2M to deliver BRT expansion program

This BRT program, which is part of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, will provide high-quality transit throughout some of the densest areas of Seattle.

Hometown Trolley acquires Supreme Corp.'s American Trolley product line

The purchase furthers Hometown Trolley's overall strategic business model to become the leading trackless trolley bus manufacturer in the North American transit industry.

Volvo Buses unveils pedestrian and cyclist detection system

The system will be introduced on Volvo’s European city bus fleet in 2017.

Stertil-Koni introduces high-performance, low-capacity hydraulic vehicle lift

The company’s ST 1064 hydraulic mobile column lift has a capacity of 14,000 lbs. per column, or 56,000 lbs. for a set of four.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close