UMaine hosts Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center Conference

The University of Maine is hosting the first Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) Conference on June 6–7 at the Donald P. Corbett Business Building.

The goal is to share groundbreaking, next-generation research that will positively impact the durability of transportation infrastructure, increase the lifespan of transportation assets, and save money for departments of transportation based in New England.

Researchers from UMaine, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Rhode Island, University of Vermont, and Western New England University will give presentations about their research and collaborate to identify research opportunities that address New England’s infrastructure durability needs.

Student researchers from the six New England university partners have submitted research posters for judging. The winning poster will be announced at 3:30 p.m. June 6.

Scheduled keynote speakers are Bruce Van Note, Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) commissioner, at 8 a.m. June 6, and Brit Svoboda, Advanced Infrastructure Technologies chairman and CEO, at 8 a.m. June 7.