Maine's Infrastructure

Feb 27, 2017

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A recent report card from the Maine chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers found that the overall condition of Maine’s infrastructure has not improved in the past four years – and in some cases, is getting worse.  This includes roads and bridges, schools, airports, water systems and public transportation.  We’ll look at the most critical areas and prospects for improving Maine’s infrastructure.

Guests: Lynn Farrington, transportation engineer with Louis Berger and president of the Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Rep. Andrew McLean (D-Gorham), District 27.  Rep. McLean is serving his third term in the Maine House of Representatives and serves as the House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation. Dana N. Humphrey, Ph.D., P.E., Dean of College of Engineering & Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Humphrey has been the Dean of Engineering since 2007.  His research in using tire chips as lightweight fill, retaining wall backfill, and thermal insulation has received national attention. His other research interests include: geotechnics of waste disposal, behavior of the surface clay crust, and reinforced embankments.