Portman wants to keep TRC visible at federal level

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman visited Logan County on Tuesday, not for a gala event, but for a quiet tour of a facility where cutting edge research is taking place.

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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, right, bids farewell to David Williams, left, dean of The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, and Ron Burton, Transportation Research Center’s vice president of laboratories, following a tour of TRC on Tuesday afternoon. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)


“I wanted to see the work not only being at done at TRC but also NHTSA,” he said after the hourlong tour that included a run around the test track at speeds in excess of 80 mph. “It’s a collaboration unlike anywhere else in the country.”

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