U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities

DOT Awards University Transportation Centers $63 Million

October 23, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) on September 26 announced approximately $63 million in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges.

The selected universities will research a wide range of transportation-related issues including: improving health and safety for all users of the transportation system, including bicycles, pedestrians, and transit modes; reducing carbon emissions and other environmental impacts of transportation through a transition to zero-emission vehicles and fuels; and evaluating how increasingly autonomous vehicles affect driver behavior, safety, and performance. See the DOT press release and the list of grant recipients.