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The Larson Institute engages with scores of federal, state, municipal, private, and international sponsors in research, educational and technology transfer activities. Its programs deliver cutting-edge research and career-forming educational experiences. The range and interplay of academic disciplines combined with world-class facilities carry forward key solutions for society while forming and training current and future leaders of government, industry, and academia.

Ground-breaking energy research, innovative roadway safety improvements, crash tests that underscore the importance of both driver and passenger safety, infrastructure work that improves national security while saving time and tax dollars -- all of these underscore the Larson Institute's broad pathway and enduring vision for service.

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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.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891