Six transportation events come to Florida Oct. 9-12

Major events include the National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Conference, Intertraffic North America 2007 and the ARTBA National Convention

News ARTBA July 18, 2007
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Six transportation infrastructure, traffic management, safety, parking and emergency response events are coming to the Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center in Florida this Oct. 9-12.


National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference
The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse is hosting the National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Conference, offering education from industry experts about topics such as work zones and nighttime construction, 511 motorist assistance programs and intelligent transportation systems.

The conference is organized in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)’s Transportation Development Foundation.

The National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference is organized into two tracks to help you work safer and manage traffic, employees and work zones more efficiently.

Track One: Work Zone Safety
The work zone track will include sessions such as: “How to Reduce Contractor Liability in Work Zone Crashes,” “Work Zones and Nighttime Construction,” “Preventing Run-overs and Back-overs” and “Trends in the Integration of ITS Technologies and Smart Work Zones.”

Track Two: Traffic Management
The traffic management track will offer sessions on “Motorist Assistance Programs,” “Emergency Notification, Evacuation and Response,” “Overview of Traffic & Congestion Management Hot Button Issues” and “Trends in Automated Tolling and Pricing.”


Intertraffic North America 2007
Presented by ARTBA and Amsterdam RAI, the Intertraffic North America 2007 trade show aims to present innovative solutions to traffic management, safety and transportation infrastructure challenges.

National leaders will address four topics: Traffic Incident Management and the National Unified Goal, the new Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII), Amber Alert and Hurricane Impact.

There will be discussions on the roles of the intelligent transportation system community, emergency agencies and the public in recovering a missing individual. George Gilhooley, who represents Florida on the national board of the VII program, will report on the next wave of technology for getting motorists real time information in their vehicle.

Live demonstrations will showcase various techniques for righting rolled-over vehicles and minimizing traffic congestion. “In the past, in a lot of cases we might shut down a road for hours. Now we have solutions to quickly move vehicles to the side and keep traffic moving,” said Bob Murphy, SMART SunGuide Operations Project Manager, of the FDOT District 4.

Hundreds of products for transportation infrastructure, traffic management, traffic safety and parking industries will be showcased at Intertraffic. FDOT will also offer tours of the local SMART SunGuide Transportation Management Center.


ARTBA National Convention
ARTBA’s 2007 National Convention will bring together leaders from the infrastructure industry, including contractors, planning and design executives, financiers, manufacturers and suppliers, educators, researchers, public officials and traffic safety firms.

Former Michigan Governor John Engler, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, and Patrick E. Quinn, co-chairman of U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., and 2007 chairman of the American Trucking Association, will share their views about ARTBA’s “Critical Commerce Corridors” freight initiative, aimed at improving the movement of freight and the future of the nation’s highway system.

Top ARTBA staff will also provide briefings on the fiscal year 2008 transportation appropriations bill, the status of the 2009 reauthorization of the nation’s surface transportation programs and a transportation construction market forecast.


Three Additional Events

Participants also can take advantage of three additional events:

  • The International Road Federation is holding the only annual summit and educational forum on roadway safety issues for top-level transportation professionals from Latin America.
  • “Park Across America” is a one-day-only regional seminar about current issues facing parking industry managers.
  • The Florida Transportation Commission, created in 1987 by the state legislature to serve as a citizen’s oversight board for FDOT, will conduct its monthly meeting to discuss important transportation-related issues affecting the state.


Register Online

2007 ARTBA National Convention: www.artbanationalconvention.org

National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference: www.workzonesafety.org

2007 Intertraffic North America: www.northamerica.intertraffic.com

“Park Across America”: www.parkingtoday.com

International Road Federation Latin America Regional Meeting: www.irfnews.org

Florida Transportation Commission Meeting: www.ftc.state.fl.us

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