Va, W.Va. schools share in transportation grants

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Several Virginia and West Virginia universities are sharing millions in research grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $77 million in grants to schools throughout the country this week.

The funding will be used to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing the country.

Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Hampton University and Old Dominion University are working on projects that will share part of the federal funding.

Marshall University and West Virginia University also are participating in transportation research and education programs.

The research ranges from rail corridors, innovations in freight, bridge inspection, and reducing roadway fatalities and injuries.

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