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University Transportation Centers Program Competition for Consortia Grants

UTC Grant Application Numbers "Robust"

With the application process for the University Transportation Centers Program Competition now complete, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration announced that a total of 63 (sixty-three) University Transportation Centers applications were received for a share of the $77 million in grants. A total of 22 grants, each worth $3.5 million dollars, will be awarded following a review of applications. The applications received break down into the following categories:

  • 46 applications competing for 10 Tier I UTC centers;
  • 3 applications competing for two Transit-Focused Tier 1 UTC centers; and,
  • 14 applications competing for 10 Regional UTC centers.

It is worth noting that a significant number of new applicants to the UTC Program submitted applications. The University Transportation Centers Program awards grants to universities across the United States to advance the state-of-the-art in transportation research and develop the next generation of transportation professionals.