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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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