Rep. Susan Davis Announces Transportation Research Funding for San Diego State University
Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced federal funding for transportation research and innovation for San Diego State University. SDSU will share in $2.8 million in grant funding as part of a consortium with two other universities. In a letter to the Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who awarded the grant, Davis expressed support for SDSU to receive funding.
“This grant funding demonstrates the leadership role San Diego State plays when it comes to research and innovation,” said Rep. Davis. “The San Diego region is no stranger to the transportation challenges facing the country. The research done at SDSU will help us meet those challenges and develop the leaders in transportation to take us into the future.”
The federal dollars from this grant will allow SDSU to create its first ever University Transportation Center (UTC), which will be called "Safety Through Disruption (SafeD): Goal Zero." According to the Department of Transportation, “each UTC is a consortium of two- and four-year colleges and universities that come together to form a unique center of transportation excellence on a specific research topic.”
This funding is part of $300 million announced by Secretary Foxx for UTCs nationwide.