AP reports on $5 million for Transportation Center housed at UMaine

The Associated Press reported on the federal government allocating $5 million toward the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) housed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The TIDC, which includes six university members from across New England, strives to develop solutions for improving the durability, cost-effectiveness and the lifespan of existing and new transportation assets in New England and beyond. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said the funding will “foster UMaine’s important research to build more durable bridges, roads and rail lines.” The U.S. News and World Report, The Hour, the Times Union, the Houston Chronicle, seattlepi.com, the Washington TimesBig Rapids Pioneer, The Courier of Montgomery County and The Telegraph (Nashua) shared the AP article.