CARTEEH Team Attends UTC Grant Kickoff Meeting at U.S. Department of Transportation
A consortium led by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) was awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grant for a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC). This grant provides continued funding for the Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health (CARTEEH) for the next five years. On May 8, 2023, CARTEEH leadership attended the kickoff meeting at the USDOT headquarters in Washington D.C.
CARTEEH attendees from TTI were Dr. Joe Zietsman (Center Director), Dr. Tara Ramani (Deputy Director), Ms. Haylee Yung (CARTEEH Administration). Other consortium team members included Dr. Michael Rodgers (Georgia Institute of Technology), Dr. Kirsten Koehler (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Pamela Daniels (Morehouse School of Medicine), Dr. Kanok Boriboonsomsin (University of California at Riverside), Dr. Wen-Whai Li (University of Texas at El Paso) and Dr. Jill Hough (North Dakota State University).
The one-day event included a meet and greet with Dr. Firas Ibrahim, Director, Office of Research, Development, and Technology, and Mr. Caesar Singh, Director of University Transportation Centers (UTC), and the UTC program grant managers including CARTEEH Grant Manager Dr. Robin Kline. CARTEEH team presented their vision for the center and gained a greater understanding of the USDOT’s plans, activities, and expectations to achieve success.