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.

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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...

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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...

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Shaping Our Future

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Upcoming Events

2015 Larson Institute Anniversary ChiliFest event

Will be held on Thursday, Feb, 19th, 2015
Great event to celebrate this fine Institution.

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2014 Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC)

December 10 - 12, 2014
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

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