May 2008

U.S. Representative Steve Kagen (D-Green Bay) visited CFIRE and the Wisconsin Research Labs May 2. Center Director Teresa Adams helped coordinate the tours. Kagen, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, learned first-hand about CFIRE’s research commitment to safe and efficient movement of commercial freight and its education and outreach programs. Kagen was introduced to UW and public-private partnerships that increase awareness and develop cooperative strategies in addressing Midwestern transportation issues, and the resources available for developing safe, effi cient, and environmentally-sound transportation modes. Kagen toured the Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Lab and was briefed on the asphalt pavement research program. Staff also briefed Kagen on the Transportation Management and Policy (TMP) graduate program which provides students with opportunities to research topics of their choice and present them as part of their coursework