Event Aimed at Public Officials, Scheduled November 19-20 at Your Desktop
Free Registration: www.lotransvirtualconference.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2013
(WASHINGTON)–The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and its Transportation Officials Division are for the second year in a row bringing a first-class, virtual education and exhibition experience to the desktops of hundreds of city and county government officials who annually manage $51 billion in transportation infrastructure capital investments, maintenance, engineering and traffic services, and snow removal.
Known as LoTrans 2013, the Local Transportation Management Virtual Conference & Innovation Showcase featuring “Best Practices in Work Zone Safety” is scheduled November 19-20 at your nearest desktop or laptop computer.
Free registration is available at www.lotransvirtualconference.org. Officials from more than 75 city and county transportation departments, representatives from 30 state DOTs, federal transportation officials and many transportation design and construction professionals participated in the inaugural event last year.
Nearly 15 sessions are scheduled over the two days. Many will focus on the driverless car and other technologies under development by automobile manufacturers and their many potential impacts on the design, construction and maintenance of the nation’s transportation network.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a key conference sponsor, is developing presentations on sustainable pavement and intelligent compaction, geosynthetic reinforced soils, and 3D engineered models and construction.
The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse (www.workzonesafety.org) will host presentations that cover topics such as preventing work zone intrusions, new standards on silica exposure, work zone safety audits, and the new OSHA work zone inspection directive.
Leading industry firms will display their products and services in the “Innovation Showcase” hall where public officials will have the opportunity to visit in real time with companies that can help them deliver safer and more efficient transportation services to taxpayers.
Other LÅTransâ„¢ “charter partners” include the National Association of County Engineers, the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, and National Local Technical Assistance Program Association.
Established in 1902, the Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA is the “consensus voice” of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry.