49 USC 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.

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(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.

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