Rep. Zoe Lofgren Applauds $3.39 million Federal Grant for SJSU-led Mineta National Transportation Research Consortium

February 13, 2013
Press Release

Today Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $3.39 million in grant funding to the Mineta National Transportation Research Consortium (MNTRC), a San Jose State University-led consortium engaged in advancing public transportation research, education, workforce development and technology transfers. This is the second year the consortium is receiving the funding, having been awarded an initial $3.49 million in grant funding last January to find real world solutions to transit challenges.

"We need public transit systems that meet the needs of communities like ours in San Jose if we are going to grow our economy," Rep. Lofgren said. "Investments like this can pave the way by harnessing the know-how needed for better transit systems that move people more efficiently, protect the environment, and help boost the economy."

The funding allows the MNTRC, a diverse group of nine universities led by San Jose State University, to leverage their research and expertise in areas such as alternative fuels, safety and security, finance, livable communities, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness.

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