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Va. Tech institute receives 2 federal contracts

Monday - 7/21/2014, 3:26pm  ET

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The federal government has awarded two contracts potentially worth $55 million to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Virginia Tech said Monday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration awarded a contract to further study commercial truck driver safety. The contract is for up to five years and up to $30 million.

The institute also received a contract from the National Highway Safety Administration to research automated-vehicle technology. The contract is for up to five years and a maximum $25 million.


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