The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.
- Transportation Infrastructure Program (TIP)
- Transportation Operations Program (TOP)
- Vehicle Systems and Safety Program (VS&S)
- Bus Research and Testing Center (BRTC)
- Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies (CDGRS)
- Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center (MAUTC)
- Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT)
Weather cancels 2013 Larson Lecture
University Park, Pa. - Due to severe weather conditions, Frederick “Bud”...
Low volume PA roads get needed boost in transportation law
University Park, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s House and Senate approved a transportation bill late last week (HB 1060) that was signed by Gov. Corbett today. One vital aspect of the bill can be expected to benefit Pennsylvania’s extensive rural transportation infrastructure and the communities it serves...
Shaping Our Future
Larson anti-terrorism research improving safety worldwide
The Larson Institute's Crash Safety Research Team is conducting an extended series of crash tests for the U.S. Department of State, such as this one, involving a bus stop shelter designed by the Larson...