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$16 million for transportation research
Author: Office of Marketing & Communications
Posted: September 15, 2005

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazioTransportation Studies at Portland State University just received a vote of confidence from the federal government--$16 million in funding over the next six years for transportation research, education, and outreach programs, in collaboration with University of Oregon (U of O), Oregon State University (OSU), and Oregon Institute for Technology (OIT). The funds for PSU's Center for Transportation Studies are part of the recently approved federal Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.

The center will expand its focus on Oregon's unique collaborative approach to planning and implementation of transportation systems that links land use, livability, and growth.

"I am pleased to secure funding for such a worthy project. Portland State University will lead U of O, OSU, and OIT in a unique partnership. Their research will be critical to federal, state, and local officials in planning and enhancing our transportation and transit systems and in turn improving our national economy," said Congressman Peter DeFazio.