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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Treated like dirt: PA roads program draws national attention

University Park, PA – A program for maintaining and improving Pennsylvania’s huge network of unpaved and rural roads is drawing nationwide attention as a model for how it’s done.

“There’s no other program this size that focuses on the environmental impact of rural roads,” says Steve...

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Robert Skinner delivers Larson Lecture

University Park, Pa. – Robert Skinner, executive director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies, delivered the Thomas D. Larson Distinguished Transportation Lecture on Dec. 9 at Penn State. Skinner's talk, titled “Remembering Our Stories: 30 Years of Evolution and Innovation...

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Shaping Our Future

Innovative crash testing research conducted at the Larson Institute for the Department of State is shaping the way we respond to global threats at the local level. This research was recently profiled in Popular...

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Upcoming Events

Larson Fund Golf Outing

Friday, May 22,2015
at Toftrees Golf Club
in State College, PA 
9:30 am Shotgun Start

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