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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces More than $60 Million in Funding for Leading Transportation Research

Parul Dubey on February 7, 2019 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today 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 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (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. 

For more information on the UTC program, click here.

A list of the UTCs and the funding they are receiving follows:




National UTCs:
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

$  2,800,100
Portland State University

Portland, OR

$  2,800,100
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$  2,800,100
Regents of the University of California, Davis

Davis, CA

$  2,800,100
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

$  2,800,100
Regional UTCs:
University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$  2,574,300
University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

$  2,574,300
Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

$  2,574,300
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

$  2,574,300
North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

$  2,574,300
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

$  2,574,300
University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$  2,574,300
Tier 1 UTCs:
Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

$  1,400,100
Clemson University

Clemson, SC

$  1,400,100
Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

$  1,400,100
Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$  1,400,100
Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

$  1,400,100
Florida International University

Miami, FL

$  1,400,100
Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

$  1,400,100
Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

$  1,400,100
New York University

New York, NY

$  1,400,100
North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC

$  1,400,100
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla)

Rolla, MO

$  1,400,100
San José State University

San José, CA

$  1,400,100
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

College Station, TX

$  1,400,100
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

$  1,400,100
University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

$  1,400,100
University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$  1,400,100
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

$  1,400,100
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

$  1,400,100
University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX

$  1,400,100
University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

$  1,400,100
Total   $60,022,600


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