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)
- Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center (MAUTC)
- Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT)
Penn State engineers win first place, bring home other awards from international competition
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team took top honors among 15 North American universities in Year Two of the competition known as EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future, which took place this week in Yuma, Arizona and San Diego, California.
Final results were announced late...
Penn State is first to pass inspection at EcoCAR2
Yuma, Ariz. - It's Day 2 of this grueling national competition as EcoCAR organizers move Penn State's Malibu to safety inspection.
Penn State's vehicle was the first to pass inspection."We had to pass this before we were allowed to perform any of the dynamic vehicle tests," said Taylor Kidd, outreach...
Shaping Our Future
Larson anti-terrorism research improving safety worldwide
The Larson Institute's Crash Safety Research Team is conducting an extended series of crash tests for the U.S. Department of State, such as this one, involving a bus stop shelter designed by the Larson...