Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference to be held Dec. 9-11


By Danica Laub

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Transportation professionals from around the country will sign in from home and office computers next month, when the annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) is held virtually for the first time in history. Held Dec. 9–11, TESC will bring together experts in industry and academia to discuss some of the most important issues in transportation.

The conference is divided into six key tracks — safety, operations, planning, design, technology and leadership.

Topics to be discussed include autonomous vehicles; intelligent transportation systems; new/revised state and federal transportation guidelines; public/private partnerships and innovative financing; work zone innovations; safety improvements; and smart city applications.

Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, will open the conference with a welcome speech. Schwartz is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. on Dec. 9.

Yassmin Gramian, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), will serve as the conference’s keynote speaker. She is scheduled to speak beginning at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Dec. 9.

Featured sessions include:

Online registration is available for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. The deadline to register as a sponsor is Nov. 13. Attendees must register by Dec. 3 to avoid late fees. For complete details about sessions or exhibitor opportunities, visit

TESC is made possible each year with the help of a long list of sponsors and exhibitors. This year’s platinum sponsors are AECOM, HNTB, Jacobs, Michael Baker International, Pennoni Associates, Inc. and WSP. A complete list of sponsors and exhibitors may be viewed on the website.

For more information about #TESC2020, follow the conference on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

TESC is administered by Penn State Conferences and Institutes and hosted by the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute.

The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education and service. The institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.


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