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Penn State receives $2.5 million grant for multi-university transportation study

Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA) announced Penn State University received a $2.5 million grant for a multi-university transportation research program.

WASHINGTON - Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA) announced Penn State University received a $2.5 million grant for a multi-university transportation research program.

The study will evaluate different modes of transportation, such as highways, transit, rail, air, maritime and inter-modal transportation, using criteria based on "improving the durability and extending life of the transportation infrastructure."

Those involved will research the application and innovative material and technologies, condition assessment and health monitoring and infrastructure management and innovative financing.

“Transportation touches the lives of every American, and the research from these seven universities will examine various aspects of the transportation industry – from technology to safety and management to education," said Thompson.

The universities involved in the study are Penn State Altoona, Lehigh University, George Mason University, Morgan State University, University of Delaware, Virginia Tech and West Virginia University.

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