Lipinski co-sponsors University Transportation Centers funding-renewal bill
U.S. Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) have teamed up to introduce legislation to authorize appropriations for the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program for fiscal years 2016 through 2021.
This bill would authorize the UTC program at $72.5 million per year.
Since Congress began the program back in 1987, over 16,000 students have conducted research within the UTC program to revitalize infrastructure. To date, 125 universities fall under UTC programming.
“Many of our country’s transportation developments began as UTC projects, and by investing in funding, we guarantee that today’s research becomes tomorrow’s innovation,” Lipinski and Curbelo said.
The new research conducted by UTC plays a critical role in developing future technologies in bridge construction, autonomous vehicles and propulsion systems.