Cornell University to Use Federal Grant to Lead Transportation Research Center

Monday, December 12, 2016

Source: Business Journal News Network

Cornell University will use a federal grant of more than $1.4 million to lead a group of universities in researching and developing new transportation “innovations to limit adverse impacts on public health and the environment.”

The funding is from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) University Transportation Center (UTC) program, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.) said in a news release posted last week on Schumer’s website.

The five-year grant will give Cornell’s researchers the opportunity to meet “national challenges” related to transportation systems, the environment, and public health, the lawmakers contend.

The center will be called the Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (or CTECH) Center.

Cornell will work in partnership with the University of California-Davis, University of South Florida, and the University of Texas at El Paso, according to the release.

The center will operate from Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and will “advance” research projects and educational opportunities at all partner schools focused on addressing the “critical” issues facing transportation systems.

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