Conference draws transportation professionals to campus

December 8, 2022

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Penn State News. The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference, which is an outreach program of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, housed within the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was featured.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. ­­— Back in-person for the first time since 2019, the annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) gives industry leaders a chance to connect and share knowledge and ideas.

More than 700 transportation experts and professionals from around the country are attending the event at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center Dec. 7-9.

Lindsay Miller, director of Penn State Conferences and Institutes, said she is excited to have attendees returning to campus after two years of hosting a virtual conference due to COVID-19 concerns.

“The hallways of the Penn Stater are really energized with people who work in similar positions in this field who are going to be sharing knowledge and connecting in a way that they haven’t in a few years,” Miller said.

Since 1995, TESC has brought public and private sector professionals together with the educational community to discuss research, new projects and emerging technology.

“I feel that for professionals working in transportation throughout the region, we are providing a forum where folks can learn about new things that they can implement in their day-to-day jobs or generate new ideas for research and innovations that can be implemented in Pennsylvania,” said Eric Donnell, director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute.

Noteworthy topics on the TESC agenda include:

  • Autonomous vehicles 
  • Connected vehicle data
  • Alternative intersections and interchanges
  • Digital delivery for highways and turnpikes
  • “Smarter” work zones
  • Automated enforcement
  • Equity, resilience and sustainability in transportation

Penn State Conferences and Institutes is a service of Penn State Outreach.


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