US investing in transport research

The US Department of Transportation is reportedly making up to $72.5 million available for universities to expand their transportation research initiatives.

According to US news outlet, Transport Topics, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the department is seeking applications for its University Transportation Centers program, which will look to award $377.5 million over the next five years.

”Our universities are at the forefront of solution-oriented research addressing America’s changing demographics and increased freight volumes, and ensuring improved access to economic opportunity nationwide. We have some of the best universities in the world, and I am calling on them to innovate and think big,” Foxx said.

Grant recipients will be tasked with developing health and safety systems that enhance transportation opportunities around the country as well as research technologies and come up with ways to reduce vehicle emissions.

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