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USDOT Selects Two New University Transportation Centers.

USDOT recently announced $15 million in grants to two new national University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing the Nation. The University of South Florida and Washington State University will each receive $7.5 million.

"These investments in transportation research will help address our country's congestion and durability challenges," says U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

USDOT received 51 competitive grant applications for the two new national UTCs. The centers will help develop answers to two key problems facing U.S. drivers: congestion and deteriorating infrastructure. The University of South Florida will focus on "Congestion Relief," and Washington State University will focus on "Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure."

UTCs advance U.S. technology and expertise in transportation's many modes and disciplines, and address workforce needs for the next generation of transportation leaders.

For more information, visit www.transportation.gov/utc/fast-act-utc-grantee s.

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Title Annotation:ALONG THE ROAD
Publication:Public Roads
Date:Sep 22, 2019
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