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U.S. DOT provides $60M for transportation research

Posted on February 5, 2019

U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced more than $60 million in funding for 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) around the country.

UTCs are comprised of groups of universities seeking solutions to national, regional, and local transportation issues. The 32 UTCs were previously selected for grants authorized under the FAST Act.

“The Department continues to invest in the future of American transportation by funding these research efforts at leading institutions of higher education,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

One of the Department’s goals under Secretary Chao’s leadership is to develop and deploy innovative practices and technologies to improve the safety and performance of our transportation system. UTCs advance U.S. research, technology, and expertise across modes of transportation, including in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. They also address vital workforce needs by training the next generation of leaders in the transportation field.

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