Freight consortium picks up speed

Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by in Academic Departments, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Economic Impact, Energy Independence, Issues, Magazine, Research, Transportation Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $3.5 million grant to the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE). Led by researchers at UW-Madison, CFIRE is a partnership among 10 U.S. universities and encompasses a geographical area that serves the majority of freight traffic in the United States.

The new grant will fund research, outreach and education on multi-modal freight systems and will allow CFIRE to continue its innovative freight research as a Tier I University Transportation Center.

Researchers in the center aim to make multimodal freight systems work for economic recovery and quality of life. “The goal of our center is to achieve an interconnected freight system that is safe, clean and efficient,” says Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Teresa Adams, CFIRE director. “By achieving that goal, we will contribute to the economic competitiveness of our state, region and nation.”

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