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The US Department of Transportation (USDoT) is to pledge $15 million to two University Transportation Centres (UTC) to advance research and education programmes that address transportation challenges.
Elaine Chao, US transportation secretary, says: “These investments in transportation research will help address our country’s congestion and durability challenges.”
The University of South Florida will focus on congestion relief while Washington State University will focus on improving the durability of transportation infrastructure.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, deputy assistant secretary for research and technology, says the UTCs will help resolve congestion and deteriorating infrastructure in the US.
“Traffic jams and potholes cause daily problems for motorists, wasting their time and causing damage to vehicles,” she continues. “These universities are taking practical approaches to these problems that will result in solutions that America needs now.”