University Transportation Centers FY 2009

This interagency agreement provides continued support to the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)--the only program in the United States that provides higher education for the next generation of transportation professionals and connects them to career opportunities in the industry. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) administers the UTC program in accordance with the provisions of 49 U.S.C. Section 5506, as amended by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59. This legislation reauthorized the UTC program, designated eight universities to be funded by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in FY 2006 and the following three years, and eliminated the 50 percent local match for those universities. The UTC Program has evolved from 10 regional centers in 1987 to 60 centers in 42 states in 2005. SAFETEA-LU significantly increased the total number of UTCs and established five categories with funding levels ranging from $500,000 to $3,500,000 annually. The objectives of the grants awarded to the UTCs are to advance the state-of-the-art in transportation research and expand the workforce of transportation professionals through research, education, and technology transfer programs.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stoltzfus, Jarrett

    • Start Date: 20100401
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 25449

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461619
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DC-11-1123
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM