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WMU receives $1.4 million to start transportation research center
by Mark Schwerin
November 5, 2013 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO—A multidisciplinary team of Western Michigan University researchers led by civil and construction engineers has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to create one of 33 transportation research centers at colleges across the country. The grant, which is through the transportation department's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, or RITA, is for year one with the possibility of renewal for three additional years. The WMU grant is part of about $63 million in awards to advance research and education programs that address the nation's critical transportation challenges. [...]
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Western Michigan University team gets $1.4 million to start transportation research center
by Yvonne Zipp
24 October 2013 | MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A multidisciplinary team at Western Michigan University University has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the university announced Thursday. WMU will be the lead institution for the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, which will focus on improving public transit, providing safer pedestrian and bicycle networks and making transportation more accessible for children, people with disabilities and lower-income residents. It will be one of 33 transportation research centers at colleges across the U.S. [...]
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CCE Dr. Jun Oh Receives 1.4 Million U.S. Department of Transportation Grant
by Anita Ludwig
18 October 2013

The project being funded by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is titled, “Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities”. The principal investigator is Dr. Jun -Seok Oh, the co -principal investiga-tors are Dr. Osama Abudayyeh, and Dr. Valerian Kwigizile all three are from the Civil and Construction Engineering department. Dr. Richard Long from Blind and Low Vision Studies, Dr. Christopher Smith from Geography, and Dr. Ron Van Houten from Psychology are all co -principal investigators as well. Dr. Oh explained that WMU is the lead institution of the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities (TRCLC), and that the following universities are member institutions of the center: Tennessee State University, Universi-ty of Texas, Arlington , Utah State University, and Wayne State University. [...]
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