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2016 Conference Schedule

46th National Meeting & Training Conference 

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE* 

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change. All events take place at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center unless otherwise listed.


WORKSHOP TRACKS

Leadership: Workshops designed for middle- to upper-level management.


Multimodalism: Workshops focused on operations, and maintenance strategies and solutions for all modes of transportation.


Transportation Policy: Workshops focused on current and emerging issues in national transportation industry discourse, and legislative and advocacy strategies.


HUBs (Historically Underutilized Businesses): Workshops focused on best practices and solutions for HUBs. 


"Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and applications for Transportation and Construction"
With the advent in UAV technology, transportation and construction projects are finding new applications for UAV technology in surveillance, surveying, data collection, bridge inspection, etc. Subject matter experts from theUniversity of Texas-Arlington will provide background on the technology and how construction companies can diversify their business and add this technology to their acumen.
  • Dr. Anand J. Puppala
  • Michael K. McNair
  • Tejo V. Bheemasetti

"Automated Vehicles and Vehicle Connectivity - How Supply Companies can prepare themselves to procure components"

Automated vehicles (AV) have a long way to go from market introduction to widespread usage and so are opportunities for disruption and improvements. AVs present an exciting opportunity not only for car and OEM manufacturers, but also for companies looking to develop third party/aftermarket components and applications. Connected vehicles on the other hand include cars talking to one another and to roadside infrastructure. Several states are already performing pilot tests to retrofit vehicles and roadside infrastructure to test variety of safety and mobility applications.  In anticipation of widespread deployment, already companies have started developing mobile apps, dashboard integrations, and third party devices.  

Both AV and CV technologies are expected to become widespread presenting companies with local, regional, and global opportunities.

  •  Rajat Rajbhandari, PhD
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute
MTA's Small Business Mentorship Program
The MTA Small Business Mentorship program is scaling up to become a national model for DBE, M/WBE and small business inclusion practices.  Come and listen to how you can access and be a part of the more than $6 Billion in contracts.
"Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and applications for Transportation and Construction"
With the advent in UAV technology, transportation and construction projects are finding new applications for UAV technology in surveillance, surveying, data collection, bridge inspection, etc. Subject matter experts from theUniversity of Texas-Arlington will provide background on the technology and how construction companies can diversify their business and add this technology to their acumen.
  • Dr. Anand J. Puppala
  • Michael K. McNair
  • Tejo V. Bheemasetti

"Automated Vehicles and Vehicle Connectivity - How Supply Companies can prepare themselves to procure components"

Automated vehicles (AV) have a long way to go from market introduction to widespread usage and so are opportunities for disruption and improvements. AVs present an exciting opportunity not only for car and OEM manufacturers, but also for companies looking to develop third party/aftermarket components and applications. Connected vehicles on the other hand include cars talking to one another and to roadside infrastructure. Several states are already performing pilot tests to retrofit vehicles and roadside infrastructure to test variety of safety and mobility applications.  In anticipation of widespread deployment, already companies have started developing mobile apps, dashboard integrations, and third party devices.  

Both AV and CV technologies are expected to become widespread presenting companies with local, regional, and global opportunities.

  •  Rajat Rajbhandari, PhD
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute
MTA's Small Business Mentorship Program
The MTA Small Business Mentorship program is scaling up to become a national model for DBE, M/WBE and small business inclusion practices.  Come and listen to how you can access and be a part of the more than $6 Billion in contracts.
Michael J. Garner, MBA
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