2014 UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region - Highlights

Georgia Tech hosted the 2014 University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region on March 24 and 25 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA. 

This event brought together a variety of transportation professionals – faculty, students, practitioners, and public officials – to disseminate information about ongoing activities at partner universities and to further enhance collaboration among the academic community and the private and public sector agencies. In attendance were university faculty, staff and graduate students, as well as federal and state agency representatives, MPOs, transit managers, and consultants in the region and around the country.

This conference showcased research from 8 southeastern UTCs participating in the University Transportation Center (UTC) program, sponsored by the USDOT’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R). More information on the UTC program.  

Click here for Conference Program 

Research from 20 universities was presented at the conference, on a range of topics: Operations and Management, Bike/Ped, Economics and Freight, Transit, Safety, and Infrastructure. 

Other program highlights included:


  • Panel featuring representatives from the following state DOTs: Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Watch the YouTube video here.
  • Evening reception + poster session


  • Panel discussion: "Public Agencies, the Private Sector and Transportation Challenges” – Panelists from industry and government will engage in a dialogue on challenges they face and how university research can address these challenges. Watch the video on YouTube here.
    • Panelists:Toby Carr, Director of Planning, Georgia Department of Transportation; Todd Long, P.E., Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation; Kenneth Petty, Acting Director, FHWA Office of Planning; Randy Stashick, Global Vice President of Engineering, UPS

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