San Diego State University (SDSU) will receive part of a $2.8 million grant to help fund transportation research and innovation, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced Thursday.
SDSU will share the federal funding as a part of a consortium with Virginia Tech and Texas A&M. The money will help the university create the first-ever University Transportation Center (UTC).
“This grant funding demonstrates the leadership role San Diego State plays when it comes to research and innovation,” wrote Rep. Davis in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “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 UTC the school is creating will be called "Safety Through Disruption (SafeD): Goal Zero".