Cornell Awarded DOT University Transportation Center Grant
Cornell Will Lead Consortium Of Universities To Focus On Developing Environmentally Sound Transportation Systems
This week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation. Cornell has been awarded a $1,402,200 grant per year for five years to establish a Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH), and will lead a consortium of four universities on the project including Cornell University, University of California Davis, The University of Texas at El Paso (Minority Serving Institution), and University of South Florida.
CTECH will pursue research and innovation to support sustainable mobility of people and goods while preserving the environment and improving community health. It will leverage behavioral and economic sciences, information technology, and environmental and transportation sciences and technologies to address critical issues falling under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) priority area of Preserving the Environment. Through multi-level, multidisciplinary and institutional collaborations, CTECH will advance transportation sustainability in its broader human and environmental contexts.
Associate Professor Oliver Huaizhu Gao
David Croll Fellow Associate Professor Ricardo Daziano
Professor and Director Linda Nozick
Assistant Professor Samitha Samaranayake