New University of Maryland Research Center to Study Greener Transportation Networks– Washington Post
By Ian Duncan
Along with billions of dollars to build roads, bridges and transit lines, the federal infrastructure law included funding to boost research into the future of the nation’s transportation system.
The University of Maryland was awarded $10 million to launch a new research center, in partnership with teams at four other colleges, that will focus on some of the Biden administration’s top priorities. The Center for Multi-Modal Mobility in Urban, Rural, and Tribal Areas will examine how to build fairer, greener transportation networks, while promoting economic growth.
The center’s work will look at the possible benefits of fare-free transit; the design of “complete streets” that are safe for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists; and the role of autonomous vehicles in low-income communities. Researchers also will consider ways to improve connections between rural and tribal communities and their closest cities.