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Publication Number:      Date:  March/April 2002
Issue No: Vol. 65 No. 2
Date: March/April 2002


Conferences/Special Events Calendar

Date: April 15-19
Event: Second Annual Conference on the Application of Geophysical and NDT Methodologies to Transportation Facilities and Infrastructure
Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Western Resource Center; Caltrans (California Department of Transportation)
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Contact: Sarah Skeen FHWA(415) 744-0120 Bill Own Caltrans(916) 227-5851
Date: April 28-May 1, 2002
Event: Third National Seismic Conference & Workshop on Bridges and Highways
Sponsor: FHWA, Oregon and Washington State Departments of Transportation (DOT)
Location: Portland, Ore.

Michael Higgens
Pure Technologies
(410) 309-7050
Fax (410) 309-7051

Date: April 29-May 2, 2002
Event: ITS America's 12th Annual Meeting and Exposition
Sponsor: ITS America
Location: Long Beach, Calif.
Contact: Sandra Fitzgerald,
(202) 484-2902
Date: May 1-3, 2002
Event: Fourth Biennial Interstate Technical Group on Abandoned Mines
Sponsor: Iowa and Illinois DOTs
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Contact: Matthew G. Trainum
(515) 239-1476 Fax: (515) 239-1873

Alan G. Goodfield
(217) 782-2713
Date: May 12-16, 2002
Event: North American Travel Monitoring Exhibition and Conference (NATMEC)
Sponsor: FHWA, Transportation Research Board, TRB
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Contact: Roberta Martin
Florida Department of Transportation
(850) 414-4728
Fax: (850) 488-4752
Email: (roberta.martin@dot.state.fl.us)
Web site: (http://www.tei-fl.com/Natmec/)
Date: Oct 14-18, 2002
Event: 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
Sponsor: ITS America, ITS Japan, Intelligent Transportation Systems Europe (ERTICO)
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Contact: Robert Willis, (202) 484-4544, (www.itsa.org/worldcongress.html)
Date: Nov 25-27, 2002
Event: International Conference on Seamless and Sustainable Transport
Sponsor: Centre for Transportation Studies
Location: Singapore
Contact: Christine Mah (S2T@ntu.edu.sg)
+65 6790 4566
Fax: +65 6793 0997
February 2003
Date: Feb 11-14, 2003
Event: Geosynthetics 2003
Sponsor: Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Contact: Danette Fettig
(651) 225-6942
March 2003
Date: March 18-20
Event: World of Asphalt Show and Conference
Sponsor: NAPA
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Jim Eldridge(414) 298-4147

The third annual National Work Zone Awareness Week will be held during the week of April 8 through 12, 2002. The theme for this year's campaign will be "Roadways Keep America Moving, Drive Safely in Work Zones."

A kick-off media event will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at a work zone located at the I-95/I-495 interchange at Ritchie Marlboro Road in Prince George's County, Md. The event will feature the unveiling of a memorial wall in honor of those who lost their lives in work zones.

The focus of the national work zone safety campaign is to increase driver awareness in work zones, thereby improving safety for both motorists and highway workers. Despite the efforts by transportation officials to create safe and mobile work zones, there are multiple injuries and fatalities across the country. An alarming trend of increasing work zone-related automobile crashes has been documented in recent years. In 2000, the number of fatalities in work zones was 1,093.

Work Zone Facts

Visit http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov for details.




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