Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced a U.S. Department of Transportation grant awarded to the University of South Florida to fund their University Transportation Center (UTC). The UTC will use the money to focus on research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing the nation.
“The Tampa Bay area is home to some of the brightest and most creative minds, with the University of South Florida standing as a shining example,” said Crist. “I am thrilled that the Department of Transportation selected USF for this prestigious grant. I look forward to visiting the transportation center and learning about innovative ways to address our region’s transportation and traffic challenges. Let’s fix it! Go Bulls!”
The University of South Florida will receive the $7.5 million grant over a three-year period and focus their research on congestion relief. Crist voted for the legislation funding the grant (H.R.1625) and advocated for USF’s application. University of South Florida was one of two universities selected for this competitive grant from an applicant pool of 51.