NJIT Transportation Center Receives Grant of $1.3 million dollars

NEWARK, August 2- The U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Special Projects Administration has awarded a $652,700 grant to the National Center for Transportation and Industrial Productivity (NCTIP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The grant will be matched by $688,737 in non-federal monies, making it a total of $1,341,437.

The grant will provide continued funding for implementation of a strategic plan for conducting a multidisciplinary program of transportation education, research and technology transfer. NCTIP is one of four national centers designated by the U.S. Congress under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) legislation of 1991. The center was reauthorized in 1998 under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).

Chartered under the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) University Transportation Centers Program, NCTIP supports USDOT's strategic goals of mobility and economic growth,. It also supports the National Transportation Science and Technology Strategy's objectives of enhancing goods and freight movement at domestic and international gateways; increasing global competitiveness; optimizing intermodal passenger and freight transportation systems; and modeling tools for transportation planning, design and operations.

NCTIP is a resource for and works closely with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, which provides funding for mutually acceptable projects. NCTIP's mission is to increase efficiency and productivity in private and public sector entities and industries through transportation improvements. This is accomplished by undertaking high quality, multidisciplinary, innovative education; peer-reviewed research activities; and technology transfer.

NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.

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