U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded $2,632,700 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to preserve their existing transportation system for the Mountains-Plains Consortium University Transportation Centers (UTC) program.

UTC is a Congressionally mandated program seeking to advance state-of-the-art transportation research and technology and develop the next generation of transportation professionals. This investment is appropriated through the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).