UMaine to create transportation infrastructure center using federal award, AP reports

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine received a $14 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will be used in the creation of the new Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center. The center will improve the longevity of infrastructure like bridges, roads and railways to save public funds. The award was given to a UMaine-led coalition of schools including the University of Rhode Island, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, the University of Vermont and Western New England University. The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine,, U.S. News & World Report and WABI (Channel 5) carried the AP report, and WVII (Channel 7) and Civil + Structural Engineer magazine also reported on the award.