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Texas Tech Part of Multi-Million Dollar Federal University Transportation Center Grant

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Rain or shine, the interstate highway system takes Americans where they want to go, but weather extremes threaten that smooth and safe ride. Researchers from the Texas Tech Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation (TechMRT), in the Whitacre College of Engineering, are now part of a consortium to conduct cutting-edge research under the theme of “State of Good Repair” of transportation infrastructure in the region, with a specific focus on the impact of extreme climates on infrastructure. The study is funded by a multi-million dollar University Transportation Center (UTC) grant provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). The TechMRT research team, made up of Sanjaya Senadheera, Priyantha Jayawickrama, Hongchao Liu and Cathy H. Allen, joins seven other universities led by the University of Oklahoma.  Read more...