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News Digest DOT 39-17

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

USDOT Soliciting Applications for University Transportation Center Grants in Three Federal Regions. As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the US Department of Transportation is seeking applications from eligible nonprofit institutions of higher education located in Federal Regions 1, 2 and 3 for grants authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. In the coming weeks, the Department, via the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, will release a grant solicitation through describing the competition and deadlines for applications. The Notice of Funding Availability is accessible now.The three Regional UTCs being re-competed include:

  • Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.

UTCs advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many modes and disciplines comprising transportation, and address vital workforce needs for the next generation of transportation leaders.  For more information on the UTC program, contact Nancy Wilochka (202) 366-5128.