UC Davis has been selected to lead a two-year, $11.2 million research consortium focused on addressing transportation and climate change.
The new National Center for Sustainable Transportation will help the U.S. Department of Transportation reduce greenhouse gas emissions from passenger and freight travel that contribute to climate change. The center will also prepare the country’s transportation infrastructure for extreme weather and climate change expected in the future.
Other members of the consortium include the University of California, Riverside; University of Southern California; California State University, Long Beach; University of Vermont, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Among other issues, the center will design and evaluate re-world strategies to stem greenhouse gas emissions.
The new center will receive $5.6 million from the transportation department and the same amount in funds from state, regional and local agencies to support its research.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.