Funding for up to 35 University Transportation Centers announced

Funding for up to 35 University Transportation Centers announced by President, DOT

As part of the University Transportation Center (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking applications from universities for up to 35 UTC awards, with total funding of $450 million for the five-year period from 2022 through 2026.

UTCs must propose a focus area from among the legislation’s stated research priorities, which include improving the mobility of people and goods, reducing congestion, promoting safety, improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure, preserving the environment, preserving the existing transportation system, and reducing transportation cybersecurity risks.

“I am inspired by the cutting-edge transportation technologies our UTCs are developing,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “With this investment, we’ll be able to support a new generation of visionary leaders and advance research that will help to transform our transportation system with safer, cleaner, more accessible ways for people and goods to move in this country.”

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