A new sustainable transportation research program co-directed by Stephen Ritchie, director of the UCI Institute of Transportation Studies, has been awarded $6.25 million over five years from the UC Office of the President. The program is one of 37 Multicampus Research Programs & Initiatives sharing $68 million in competitive grant funding. “Transportation is central to economic and social life in California,” said Ritchie, who will lead the research program with Samer Madanat, director of the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies, and Daniel Sperling, director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.