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U of Mich. selected as site for 3rd Toyota autonomous vehicle research facility

Mobility| April 11, 2016

Although the focus of each of the three strategically located facilities will be broad, each will feature a different core discipline. TRI-ANN will focus primarily on fully autonomous (chauffeured) driving.

2015 Bus Maintenance Survey: Issues with Engine Tech, Staffing Are Growing Trends

Management & Operations| May 11, 2015

One hundred percent of respondents say filters are the parts they buy most often, while both diesel and alternative-fueled vehicle usage is growing, compared to last year.

Sustainability| June 2, 2014

Clemson U. researches find bicyclists are happiest

Those traveling as a passenger in a car are the next likely to be happy, followed by those driving the car.
Government Issues| October 7, 2013

33 University Transportation Centers receive $63M

Conduct research that directly supports the priorities of the U.S. Department of Transportation to promote the safe, efficient and environmentally sound movement of goods and people.
Rail| August 8, 2012

UNLV considers creating an HSR study program

A transportation expert and a university professor are looking to leverage Las Vegas’ potential as a high-speed rail transportation hub to develop a university program dedicated to researching high-speed rail.
Bus| September 21, 2011

Balancing Demand, Funding Shortfalls Difficult for Top 200

As budgets and funding continue to shrink, demand continues to grow, as does the role public transportation plays in preserving the environment. Appropriately, many transit systems continue to innovate and make their case known, both at the federal and local levels. New York City Transit takes the top spot in this year’s survey.
Bus| July 12, 2011

NHTSA: Enforcement deters distracted driving

Two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns. In Syracuse, N.Y., because of high-visibility enforcement, both handheld cell phone use and texting behind the wheel declined by one-third. In Hartford, Conn., there was a 57 percent drop in handheld use and texting behind the wheel dropped by nearly three-quarters.
Rail| April 28, 2011

Study: Midwest HSR could bring $300B in new business

Data projects that a high-speed rail system serving areas within 350 to 450 miles of Chicago could bring in $2.2 billion annually in user-generated revenues, and 104,000 new jobs.
Bus| December 21, 2010

Fed funds awarded to fuel-cell programs

The purpose of the program is to facilitate the development of commercially viable fuel-cell bus technologies and increase public acceptance of the fuel-cell vehicles.
Bus| October 13, 2010

$18.7M in transportation research grants announced

RITA provides $81 million in annual funding to 136 colleges and universities conducting transportation research and providing the training needed to manage today's transportation infrastructure through the UTC program.

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