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Cornell gets $1.4M for transportation research

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.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer ate a few potato chips after announcing the USDA is committing $400,000 to the Nematode Quarantine Laboratory at Cornell University. (Photo11: Matt Steecker / Staff photo)

“This funding is an investment in the future of transportation and will help lead to the technological advances necessary to preserve our environment and advance solutions to some of the country’s most difficult transportation problems,” Gillibrand said. “I will always fight in the Senate to ensure that our universities have the resources they need to continue creating new and sustainable solutions to improve our communities.”

Striking the balance between public health and practicality is the goal of The CTECH Center.

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