Sending Office: Honorable Mark DeSaulnier
Cosign Letter to Enhance the University Transportation Center Program
**This is a FY21 Programmatic Request**
Deadline: March 12
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Join me in writing to House THUD Appropriators to add an additional $5 million for the University Transportation Center program for FY2021. The purpose of the additional funding is to ensure that the National Institute for Congestion Reduction and the National
Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension receive funding that would not otherwise be authorized by the FAST Act reauthorization.
The UTC program is where innovation begins; where we are training a transportation workforce for the 21st century; and where the design, construction, and safety of our transportation systems are making strides.
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Member of Congress
March XX, 2020
Dear Chairman Price and Ranking Member Diaz-Balart:
We write to request additional funding to enhance and expand the University Transportation Center (UTC) program. UTCs help address our nation’s ever-growing need for the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound movement of people and goods.
We urge the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies to provide an additional $5 million for the two UTCs that received FY2018 appropriated funding. The purpose of this additional funding would be to ensure that
the National Institute for Congestion Reduction and the National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension receive funding that would not otherwise be authorized by the FAST Act reauthorization. These two centers were not expressly
authorized by the 2015 FAST Act; rather, they received funding through the FY2018 appropriations process.
The UTC program is where innovation in our national transportation system begins, where our transportation workforce prepares to address the challenges of the 21st century, and where infrastructure development efforts are enhanced to build faster and safer.
This work is vital to our nation’s economic future.
Thank you for considering this important request.
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