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Published:July 21st, 2007 06:12 EST
DOT Announces $24.5 Million for New Transportation Research

DOT Announces $24.5 Million for New Transportation Research

By SOP newswire

DOT Announces $24.5 Million for New Transportation Research. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced the award of $24.5 million for 20 U.S. universities to work with the Department to solve national and regional transportation challenges.

The amounts awarded represent the current year’s funding for each school, which previously received a four-year designation as a DOT-sponsored University Transportation Center.  Universities receiving $1.6 million from the Department are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the City University of New York, Pennsylvania State University, University of Tennessee, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, North Dakota State University, University of California–Berkeley, and University of Washington.

Schools receiving $816,600 in funding are the Georgia Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, Rutgers University, San Jose State University, University of Florida, University of Idaho, University of Maryland–College Park, University of Michigan, University of South Florida, and a University Transportation Center sponsored jointly by the University of Southern California and California State University–Long Beach.

Contact: Roger Lotz: 202-366-2246.