AMES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $5 million to Iowa State University to establish a Midwest Transportation Center.
Iowa State on Friday announced the grants of $2.59 million for each of the next two years to support the center, which will use data to research a variety of transportation-related issues.
Shauna Hallmark, the leader of the grant, says topics include transportation infrastructure, traffic safety and project construction.
The center will include researchers and students from six universities.
Those are Iowa State, Creighton University, Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Wichita State University in Kansas.
Researchers will work with their state transportation departments and other agencies to identify projects that merit study.
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