Research Partners

The Larson Institute's research partnerships with public and private agencies and organizations generate tangible results with worldwide applicability. The institute's multidisciplinary research personnel ensure an objective approach and effective application of expertise to address a broad range of transportation related topics and problems. Our research partners also help enable the development of future leaders for the transportation industry.

A list of current and recent sponsors follows:

American Civil Constructors West Coast
Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
Argonne National Laboratory
BAI Group Inc.
Ben Franklin Technology Center of Central & Northern Pennsylvania, Inc.
Champion Bus, Inc.
Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
COP: Department of Agriculture
COP: Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
COP: Department of Environmental Protection
COP: Department of Transportation
COP: Game Commission
COP: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
COP: State Police
CTI Consultants, Inc.
DiGioia, Gray & Associates, LLC
El Dorado National
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration
First Energy
Forta Corporation
Fugro Worldwide
Headwaters Incorporated
Heksagon Muhendislik ve Tasarm A.S.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Lithium Technology Corporation $
Meiser & Earl, Inc.
MGS Incorporated
Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
Montana Department of Transportation
National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE)
New Flyer Industries, Ltd.
NG1 Technologies
Norfolk Southern Corporation
PPL Generation, LLC
Prevost Car
Quality Engineering Solutions, Inc.^
Rebling Plastics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
RJ Lee Group, Inc.
Robindale Energy Services
Ross Technology Corp.
Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics Inc.
San Jose State University Foundation
Schuylkill Energy Resources, Inc.
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
TEC Products Group, Inc.
TEMSA Global
Tensar International Corporation
The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas
The Nature Conservancy of Missouri
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Transportation
USDA Forest Service
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Volvo Technology North America
Washington State Department of Transportation

This list includes active partners from July 2015 – present.

To discuss partnership opportunities for your firm, please contact 814-865-1891.



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