ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has received a $1.4 million federal grant to open a center to promote better transportation safety.
The Ann Arbor school said Tuesday that the grant to its Transportation Research Institute comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety is a joint project of the university and the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University.
The University of Michigan says the center "will sponsor research, education and technology transfer activity to find integrated, innovative solutions for transportation safety."
It says that three early projects will focus on alcohol-impaired nighttime driving, child safety in cars and reducing fatalities and injuries from heavy truck crashes.
Transportation Research Institute: http://www.umtri.umich.edu
US transportation grants: http://1.usa.gov/19V9I9T