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Section 5: University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)

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TxDOT has the responsibility under 49 U.S.C. §5505 to participate in the advisory committees and provide information on agency research needs.

The purpose of UTCs is to:

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  • advance U.S. technology and expertise in the modes and disciplines of transportation through research, education, and technology transfer,
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  • to provide a critical transportation knowledge base outside the Department of Transportation (USDOT), and
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  • to address vital workforce needs for the next generation of transportation leaders.

SPR Subpart B funds can be used in UTCs much like in line with a particular project and can claim funding towards their goal, which is a 100/100 match. Example for the use of these funds is an ad hoc contract but not for grants.

For more information on UTCs please see 49 U.S.C. §5505.

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