Regional Transportation Conference Held in Atlanta, Ga.

The University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region was held March 24-25, 2014 and hosted by the National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM), a Tier-1 UTC at Georgia Tech. Approximately 160 people attended the conference. There were 36 papers and 47 posters presented. Sessions included Operations and Management, Bike/Pedestrians, Transit, Safety, Infrastructure, and Economics and Freight, and a state DOT panel titled “How can universities better assist state highway agencies (SHA) with deployment of research results” was held with DOT participation from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi. The UTC conference was conceptualized by STRIDE a regional UTC housed at the University of Florida.  STRIDE hosted the first conference in March 2013.