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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-010
Date: January/February 2009

Putting the Pieces Together at the Eighth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management

Learn more about "Putting the Asset Management Pieces Together" at the Eighth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management, scheduled for October 19-21, 2009, in Portland, Oregon. The conference will be hosted by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), with support from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Asset Management, Office of Safety, and Office of Pavement Technology.

Three thematic tracks will be featured at the conference: Safety, Pavement Management, and Data and Information Infrastructure. The Safety track will explore the use of crash data analysis, along with road asset and traffic records, to determine and prioritize highway safety needs, identify and implement safety strategies, develop performance measures, evaluate system performance, and integrate safety solutions into planning and programming projects.

Pavement Management sessions, meanwhile, will examine emerging methods and technologies in the measurement and use of network-level pavement data, including methods of analyzing pavement performance using pavement management data, the relationship among pavement preservation and pavement management data, pavement preservation and rehabilitation techniques, and life-cycle cost analysis.

Participants in the Data and Information Infrastructure track will investigate how transportation organizations are using innovative data programs to guide funding and resource allocation for infrastructure investments, project selection, rehabilitation strategies, and safety improvements. Special emphasis will be placed on addressing institutional barriers to implementing new data programs.

Conference cosponsors include the California, Connecticut, Iowa, Michigan, and Oregon departments of transportation, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Midwest Regional University Transportation Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, American Public Works Association, National Association of County Engineers, National Local Technical Assistance Program Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers' Infrastructure Systems Committee.

Figure 4. Screen shot. A screen shot of the Web page for the Eighth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management www.trb.org/conferences/2009/Asset.
The Eighth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management will focus on safety, pavement management, and data and information infrastructure.
Figure 5. Photo. A view of a scenic four-lane roadway with traffic traveling on it. A wooded area can be seen in the background.

Interested individuals and groups can submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the conference. While the conference sponsors particularly encourage abstracts addressing the three thematic tracks, submissions on other related topics are also welcome. Abstracts are due March 3, 2009. All abstracts must be submitted electronically. For more information on submitting an abstract, visit www.trb.org/conferences/2009/Asset/instructions.pdf.

For additional information on the conference, contact Tom Palmerlee at TRB, 202-334-2907 (email: tpalmerlee@nas.edu), or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: francine.shaw-whitson@fhwa.dot.gov). For questions regarding the submission of an abstract, contact Jason Bittner at the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, 608-262-7246 (email: bittner@engr.wisc.edu). Conference information is also available online at www.trb.org/conferences/2009/asset.

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