02.20.13

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $3.4 Million Dept. of Transportation Grant for University of CA Transportation Center

Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced a $3,397,600 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC).  The UCTC is a research consortium comprised of institutions lead by UC Berkeley that includes the University of California and California State University. The Center oversees research and development for Region IX, a DOT region which covers most of the Southwestern United States. This grant will support new multidisciplinary research in three key areas of federal interest surrounding transit development: economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and livability.

“I am pleased that University of California Transportation Center was selected for this important federal funding. This grant promotes innovation and is crucial to transportation research both for California and the country as a whole,” said Congresswoman Lee. “This grant money will allow UCTC affiliates to continue to deliver exceptional research and will help us create a more sustainable, 21st century transportation system.”

The University Transportation Centers Program was established by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 1987, and UCTC has been selected as the Region IX center over the last 20 years.  The University Transportation Centers participate in original research as well as sponsor professional and community activities throughout the United States on transportation issues.

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