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UI gets $3.4 M grant for transportation research

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 1, 2012 at 8:31 am •  Published: December 1, 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Transportation research at the University of Idaho into fuel efficiency and pollution emissions got an important boost this week in the form of a $3.4 million federal grant.

The university's National Institute for Advance Transportation Technology announced the grant Friday. The federal cash enables the center to continue its research for a second year.

The center — one of only 10 like it in the country — is focused on reducing fuel consumption and lowering vehicle emissions by developing better ways to manage and operate the nation's transportation system.

UI researchers are focusing on engine design and traffic-control technology.

The first year of funding supported the foundational research at the center. The new grant enables researchers to test and implement their ideas.