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Early Bird Deadline of May 16 Approaching for the National Regional Transportation Conference

May 05, 2016

Attend the National Regional Transportation Conference, June 13 – 15 in Chattanooga for unparalleled peer learning, expert training, and networking opportunities on rural and small metro transportation.  Register online here or make a hotel reservation online by the early bird and room block deadlines of May 16!  AICP CM credits may be available for conference sessions.

Conference highlights will include a series of big picture plenary sessions:

  • “Opening Plenary: Inspiring Innovations from the Field” with presentations by several practitioners about their work to orient transportation to meet community and economic development goals as well as mobility outcomes
  • A luncheon keynote by Dave Manning, President of TCW and Second Vice Chair of the American Trucking Associations will cover emerging issues and innovations shaping freight and all transportation
  • Closing plenary featuring federal agency staff discussing implementation of the 2015 surface transportation law Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

Attendees can register for a series of special in-depth workshops will provide training on methods and noteworthy case studies:

  • IntelliConference for Reinventing Stakeholder Engagement, a learn-by-doing session on fusing online engagement with in-person meetings
  • GIS and Technology Applications for Transportation Planning and Analysis, with presentations on noteworthy efforts employing technology-enabled analysis within a variety of different planning contexts
  • Planning Tools for Linking Rural Development and Transportation: Technical Workshop, an introduction to a suite of tools that RTPOs, EDDs, and others may use to gain insight into important consequences of economic development initiatives
  • Freight Planning Workshop, including instruction on the fundamentals of freight data and connections between freight and land use
  • Complete Streets Mobile Workshop, a bicycle tour of existing and future Complete Streets projects to discuss implementation challenges and successes

Best practice panels will incorporate discussion on safety, transit, environmental justice, project prioritization, state and regional collaboration, regional and corridor-level plans, and much more.  Networking opportunities, such as the Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards reception, will offer attendees the chance to learn from peers on the topics most of use in their daily jobs.