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UW-Madison in drivers’ seat of national transportation center

August 9, 2005

With $16 million in funding over five years from the U.S. Department of Transportation, UW–Madison transportation engineers will drive their research, education and technology-transfer efforts to the national level. President Bush will sign the "Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Act: A Legacy for Users" Wednesday in Aurora, Ill. The bill designates UW–Madison as one of 10 National University Transportation Centers charged with advancing research on critical national transportation issues and expanding the workforce of transportation professionals.

Storm-water management efforts deter runoff into Lake Mendota

September 7, 2004

It was easy to blame last spring's flooding in Dane County on record-setting rains. But people are as much at fault as the weather, says Ken Potter, civil and environmental engineering professor.

Interdisciplinary dimension new to UW transportation program

February 26, 2003

Relieving the growing congestion on interstate highways and city streets will require more than simply building additional roads. Engineering is part of the solution, but economic, political, social and environmental considerations also determine what can and should be done. That's the concept behind a new interdisciplinary graduate-level certificate program offered by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW–Madison.

Digitized map captures campus with clarity

May 15, 2001

As a result of work by a team of civil engineers and environmental scientists, the campus now can be seen from a bird's eye view with the accuracy of a conventional map.