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The Power of Partnerships: $3.5 million federal grant will advance automated driving innovation in rural America

What started out with a cold call to USF from a startup company working to bring high-tech driving to rural roads has turned into a partnership that recently secured a $3.5 million Department of Energy grant and created a nationwide network of transportation innovators.

August 26, 2021Research and Innovation

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Auto manufacturers test connected vehicle technology implemented in Tampa Bay, evaluated at USF

The USF Center for Urban Transportation Research has entered the fourth and final phase of a $22 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to create and implement connected vehicle technology in downtown Tampa.

May 27, 2021Research and Innovation

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Sonny Holtzman inducted into the 2021 Florida Transportation Hall of Fame

Sylvan (Sonny) Holtzman, a powerhouse with more than 60 years of service as a lawyer and public servant, has been selected as a Hall of Fame inductee by the Center for Urban Transportation Research.

May 27, 2021Honors and Awards

Campus Recreation students bike along USF Rocky Road.

University of South Florida Named a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly University by National League of American Bicyclists | USF News

The University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus has been recognized as a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly University with an award from the League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the right of people who bike.

March 9, 2021Campus Life

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Congratulations to the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make NFL history, becoming the first team to win the Super Bowl on their home field. Raymond James Stadium is also home to the University of South Florida Bulls football team, just one of the many connections between USF and Super Bowl LV.

February 3, 2021University News

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Amazon Alexa Transit Skill Upgraded by USF Engineer

An engineer with the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research is working with Amazon to upgrade its voice personalization feature for public transit.

December 11, 2019Research and Innovation

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USF Awarded $7.5 Million to Establish New National University Transportation Research Initiative

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that the University of South Florida will receive a $7.5 million grant to establish a national university transportation center aimed at advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.

June 5, 2019Research and Innovation

The COAST Autonomous vehicle travelling through the USF Tampa campus

Riding Into the Future

An autonomous shuttle is being tested at the University of South Florida campus in a first-of-its-kind research trial run by USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research.

February 12, 2019Research and Innovation

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