Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), a regional transportation research center led by the University of Washington (UW), will receive $3 million in federal funding.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal helped secure the funding for the center, which will aid the university in its research and workforce development efforts for transportation around mountainous roadways and protected waterways.
Other institutions such as Northwest Indian College and Washington State University are also PacTrans collaborators.
“I’m thrilled that UW, Northwest Indian College and Washington State University will continue to lead the way in developing the next generation of transportation technology and development,” said Jayapal. “This new federal funding not only means we will continue to drive innovation in our district, we will also create new, good-paying jobs and expand technical education and workforce development. Our Seattle-based research center has already benefited communities here in Washington and across the country, and now with this new funding I know that we will continue to lead the way in advancing equitable, reliable, and resilient transportation.”