49 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Sec. 5505 - National university transportation centers
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§5505. National university transportation centers

(a) In General.—

(1) Establishment and operation.—The Secretary of Transportation shall make grants under this section to eligible nonprofit institutions of higher learning to establish and operate national university transportation centers.

(2) Role of centers.—The role of each center shall be to advance significant transportation research on critical national transportation issues and to expand the workforce of transportation professionals.

(b) Applicability of Requirements.—A grant received by an eligible nonprofit institution of higher learning under this section shall be available for the same purposes, and shall be subject to the same terms and conditions, as a grant made to a nonprofit institution of higher learning under section 5506.

(c) Eligible Nonprofit Institution of Higher Learning Defined.—In this section, the term “eligible nonprofit institution of higher learning” means each of the following:

(1) University of Alaska.

(2) Marshall University, West Virginia, on behalf of a consortium of West Virginia colleges and universities.

(3) University of Minnesota.

(4) University of Missouri, Rolla.

(5) Northwestern University.

(6) Oklahoma Transportation Center.

(7) Portland State University, in partnership with the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology.

(8) University of Vermont.

(9) Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.

(10) University of Wisconsin.

(d) Grants.—The Secretary shall make a grant under this section to each eligible nonprofit institution of higher learning in an amount 1 $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2005 and $3,500,000 in each of fiscal years 2006 through 2009 to carry out this section.

(Added and amended Pub. L. 105–178, title V, §5110(a), (d), June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 441; Pub. L. 105–206, title IX, §9011(d), July 22, 1998, 112 Stat. 863; Pub. L. 109–59, title V, §5401(a), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1814.)


2005—Pub. L. 109–59 amended section catchline and text generally, substituting provisions relating to national university transportation centers for provisions relating to university transportation research.

1998—Subsec. (g)(2). Pub. L. 105–178, §5110(d)(1), as added by Pub. L. 105–206, substituted “section 508 of title 23, United States Code,” for “section 5506,”.

Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 105–178, §5110(d)(2), as added by Pub. L. 105–206, inserted “Subject to section 5338(e):” before par. (1) and substituted “institutions or groups of institutions” for “institutions” wherever appearing.

Subsec. (j)(4)(B). Pub. L. 105–178, §5110(d)(3), as added by Pub. L. 105–206, substituted “on behalf of a consortium which may also include West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the College of West Virginia, and Bluefield State College” for “on behalf of a consortium of West Virginia colleges and universities”.

Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Title IX of Pub. L. 105–206 effective simultaneously with enactment of Pub. L. 105–178 and to be treated as included in Pub. L. 105–178 at time of enactment, and provisions of Pub. L. 105–178, as in effect on day before July 22, 1998, that are amended by title IX of Pub. L. 105–206 to be treated as not enacted, see section 9016 of Pub. L. 105–206, set out as a note under section 101 of Title 23, Highways.

1 So in original. Probably should be followed by “of”.