Penn and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have received a $5.65 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for a joint center to conduct transportation technology research and development. The two-year grant will allow the Penn-CMU partnership, Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation, to continue to develop and implement new technologies, including advancing transportation safety, improving the quality and efficiency of roadways, and saving travel time.
Researchers will also find ways to improve safety, upgrade infrastructure, and ensure that the best new technologies come from American companies. This consortium contributes to the development of “real world” education and workforce training programs at both universities that prepares students and workers for tomorrow’s transportation infrastructure and policy challenges.
Originally published on October 17, 2013