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Funds strengthen transportation research and education at PSU
Posted: March 1, 2004

Portland State has received $400,000 in federal funds supporting construction of an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) laboratory, which will be housed in the new Northwest Center for Engineering, Science, and Technology.

Intelligent transportation systems researchers at Portland State work with industry partners to find ways of implementing both new and existing technologies with transportation systems such as freight, highway, bike, and pedestrian, in order to create faster, safer, cleaner, and cheaper modes of travel and transit. The ITS laboratory will further link the University's transportation engineering research and education programs to the high demand industries in the region.

The federal funds, part of the 2004 omnibus federal appropriations bill, are eligible to match state bonds required to begin construction of the Northwest Center for Engineering, Science, and Technology. The request was supported by the entire Oregon Congressional delegation, particularly Congressmen Earl Blumenauer and David Wu, and Senator Gordon Smith. For more information, visit www.its.pdx.edu.