InTrans / Oct 07, 2020
$3.5 million CP Tech Center and FAA research agreement takes off
The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with substantial help from the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), signed a $3.5 million cooperative agreement in late September.
Per the agreement, the CP Tech Center will administer wide-ranging design, materials, and construction research contracts for the new Airport Pavement Technology Program (APTP) over the next five years.
The $3.5 million agreement passed and was funded, with $500,000 more than originally asked, thanks to the efforts of the ACPA, as explained in a short video from its President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Voigt.
Most of us have plenty of flying concerns as it is these days—we shouldn’t need also to wonder about the strength and durability of the runway where our plane is about to land.