The Center for Transportation and Materials Engineering (CTME) at YSU was established in late 2006 as a result of funding received from the United State Department of Transportation (USDOT). The funding was included in the 2005 Federal Transportation Efficiency Act of the 21st Century. That legislation authorized the U.S. DOT to fund 22 Tier II University Transportation Centers [UTCs] throughout the nation. Youngstown State University was one of the four sites selected in Ohio; the other three are Cleveland State University, the University of Akron, and the University of Toledo. The YSU CTME has chosen to respond to the national strategy for surface transportation as delineated in the U.S. DOT Strategic Plan and the U.S. DOT Research, Development, and Technology Plan. Building on YSU’s established expertise in the areas of materials research and engineering for infrastructure enables the Center to focus its efforts on applied research and applications through the use of materials engineering and increases and innovations in advanced manufacturing of materials to increase the longevity, mobility, and sustainability of the Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure. The YSU CTME is partnership driven by and includes students, faculty, stakeholders, and transportation and transit agencies and organizations. All of the efforts at the YSU CTME will address the goals of the UTC Program through research, education, and technology transfer activities.
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