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UI institute focuses on transportation

Karen DenBraven, NIATT director at the University of Idaho, explains the research and development the program is doing to make 2-cycle snowmobiles more fuel economical and reduce air and noise pollution. (Associated Press)
Karen DenBraven, NIATT director at the University of Idaho, explains the research and development the program is doing to make 2-cycle snowmobiles more fuel economical and reduce air and noise pollution. (Associated Press)

Karen DenBraven, NIATT director at the University of Idaho, explains the research and development the program is doing to make 2-cycle snowmobiles more fuel economical and reduce air and noise pollution.

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s transportation institute is where research quite literally meets the road.

Since it was founded 20 years ago, the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology has put a premium on turning its research into real-world applications that make getting from point A to point B safe, efficient and environmentally friendly.

One example is that gray metal box that sits next to nearly every traffic light in the country. The “smart” ones developed at the institute are interlinked and computer-controlled, and they help to ease congestion. Read more.

 




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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