WHYY features spotlight the work of Penn State bridge researchers

04/27/2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State’s multifaceted expertise in advanced bridge research was showcased in a special report produced in April by WHYY Keystone Crossroads, a multi-station public media project focusing on distressed Pennsylvania cities. The profile was carried by WESA in Pittsburgh, WITF in Harrisburg, and WPSU in State College.

Participating Penn State researcher are Tong Qiu, Aleksandra Radlinska, Farshad Rajabipour, and Parisa Shokouhi. All are faculty research associates of the Transportation Infrastructure Program at Penn State’s Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute and members of the University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

“University faculty members understand the transportation system within Pennsylvania,” says Michael Bonini, manager of PennDOT’s research division, “so they have an appreciation of the challenges we face trying to maintain and operate the system.”

Click here to access the radio feature story, and click here for the video program.

For more information on research at the Larson Institute, visit www.larson.psu.edu or contact Larson@psu.edu or 814-865-1891.

 

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“University faculty members understand the transportation system within Pennsylvania,” says Michael Bonini, manager of PennDOT’s research division, “so they have an appreciation of the challenges we face trying to maintain and operate the system.”

 
 

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The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891