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USDOT Awards CTR $1.7M in Tier 1 UTC Grant

By Joey Williams  |  Awards

Last week, USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) selected The University of Texas at Austin as a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) to advance cutting-edge research and educational programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation. The co-beneficiaries of the award are the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) and the Wireless Networking …

RITA Launches U.S. DOT Research Hub Website

By louise_r  |  CTR Library

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) recently launched the U.S. DOT Research Hub website, a searchable database of the latest agency-sponsored research, development, and technology projects. The database acts as a central location for information on projects funded by U.S. DOT operating administrations, providing access to the Department’s research portfolio …

USDOT Data Visualization Student Challenge

By louise_r  |  CTR Library

Do you have what it takes to apply data visualization for transportation investment or policy decisions? The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) wants to see what you can do! The Data Visualization Student Challenge is sponsored by the U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. This challenge is designed …

U.S. Senate Committee Hearings on Transportation Topics

By Kevyn B.  |  Events

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing “Making Our Roads Safer: Reauthorization of the Motor Carrier Safety Programs” will be held this afternoon at 2:30 Eastern/1:30 Central. The Witness Panel will include: The Honorable Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration The Honorable Christopher Hart, Vice Chairman of the …

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA, DOT) issues competitive bidding notice for UTC program

By clair  |  Funding, Contracts, Grants

The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is providing notice that it intends to conduct a competition for University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program grants for the purpose of performing multi-modal and multidisciplinary research, education and technology transfer activities supportive of Departmental priorities. Proposals will be evaluated through …

Safety Pilot Program from RITA US DOT

By clair  |  Safety

Vehicle crashes account for more than 32,000 deaths each year and are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 4 and 35 years according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The application of dedicated, short-range wireless communications to the transportation environment in combination with advanced safety applications offers some …