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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL’s) Sustainable Transportation Program is accelerating the pace of research and development (R&D) for efficient, safe, secure, and environmentally friendly transportation. The program delivers scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that accelerate the development and deployment of transportation technologies and create economic opportunity for the nation. By leveraging the National Transportation Research Center (NTRC)—the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) only dedicated user facility focused on transportation—researchers identify capabilities for next-generation systems in electrification, engines and emissions controls; develop new materials for future systems and data science and automated vehicle technologies; provide decision-making tools and intelligent technologies for secure, efficient movement of passengers and freight; and create economic opportunity by improving the energy efficiency of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.  The program aligns with the goals of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office to provide low cost, secure, and clean energy technologies to move people and goods across America.