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MIT Takes On Global Transportation Problems

Top minds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are pulling together to tackle the world's transportation problems.

The university on Wednesday announced the creation of Transportation(at)MIT, a coordinated effort between MIT's engineering, architecture and management schools.

Engineering Dean Subra Suresh says current transportation systems are environmentally unsustainable and the collaboration will explore solutions for everything from new fuels, to transportation infrastructure and city planning.

Plans are under way to establish two laboratories, one in Cambridge and one outside the U.S., where researchers can test new processes, technologies and policies.

Associate Dean of Engineering for Academic Affairs Cynthia Barnhart will lead the effort.

This program aired on March 4, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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