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)
- Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center
- Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center (MAUTC)
- Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT)
Penn State's EcoCAR 2 team finishes third at competition
University Park, Pa. - Following its 2013 first-place finish, Penn State's Advanced Vehicle Team (AVT) won third overall and claimed a number of top honors at the EcoCAR 2 Year Three Competition.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors, EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future...
Penn State President Eric Barron salutes #1 EcoCAR team’s effort as ‘the Penn State I remember’
University Park, Pa. – Early in the morning on May 22, Penn State’s Advanced Vehicle Team co-leader Benjamin Sattler and controls leader Chris Monaco drove to Old Main in Penn State’s EcoCAR 2 competition vehicle to pick up Penn State President Eric Barron for a pre-competition reception at the...