Gardner Announces $1.4 Million University Transportation Center Grant for Colorado School of Mines

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado a $1.4 million University Transportation Center (UTC) program grant. The UTC program was reauthorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The Colorado School of Mines, along with its partners California State University, Los Angeles and Lehigh University, operates the Tier 1 University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure.

“I’m excited the Department of Transportation has awarded the Colorado School of Mines this University Transportation Center grant,” said Senator Gardner. “This grant will help the Colorado School of Mines and its partners continue their innovative work and research regarding underground construction projects. Going forward, I will continue my efforts at the federal level to ensure Colorado has the necessary resources to address our infrastructure challenges.”

Senator Gardner has worked with his colleagues to help secure more than $300 million in infrastructure grants for the state of Colorado and will continue to support efforts to improve and rebuild the state’s infrastructure.



Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.