About the Institute
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)
Shaping Our FutureInnovative crash testing research conducted at the Larson Institute for the Department of State is shaping the way we respond to global threats at the...
April 30-May 3: 21st Century Automotive Challenge
This sustainable vehicle competition event combines science and education to showcase what's happening...