Schumer, Gillibrand announce $1.4 million for Cornell for transportation research

From The Ithaca Journal, Thomas Giery Pudney, Published 12:59 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2019

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand on Thursday announced $1.4 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding for Cornell University to continue leading the Transportation, Environment, and Community Health Center.

“This grant will enable Cornell University and its new transportation center to continue producing game-changing research on the technology that could preserve our environment and protect our communities from harmful pollutants,” Schumer said. “Modernizing America’s infrastructure is a linchpin in rebuilding our middle class, and I am proud that New York is taking the lead in developing modern, efficient, sustainable transportation technologies.”

The CTECH Center was created in partnership with the University of California-Davis, University of South Florida and the University of Texas at El Paso. Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosts the consortium and works to advance research focused on addressing the critical issues facing transportation infrastructure.

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