Infrastructure Technology Institute
Curtis Tompkins, Director of the University Transportation Centers Program at the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) has announced that ITI Director Joseph Schofer will chair the 2009 TRB/UTC Spotlight Conference on the theme of Transportation Infrastructure Preservation and Management. This topic is a critical issue for our nation's transportation system, and it is at the core of the work of ITI. Many researchers around the country are actively working on aspects of the problem, including condition assessment and prediction, decision support, materials and methods, and policy and finance. Thus the conference should be of broad interest and high value.
Organized by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and supported by RITA, the conference series seeks to encourage and improve discussion and collaboration among researchers, universities, government, private interests and TRB committees, and to define research opportunities of interest to academia, government and the private sector.
The 2009 conference is set to take place in October of that year. For information on the October, 2008 conference see the information page on the TRB website.