Abstract submissions for the 2018 Ohio Transportation Planning Conference are now being accepted! To submit an abstract application, please CLICK HERE!
conference will be comprised of 25 sessions, each lasting 90 minutes. Abstracts
can be submitted for increments of 30, 60 or 90 minutes. The time requested
will dictate the maximum number of speakers permitted per submission as
follows: 30 minutes max of 2 speakers, 60 minutes max of 4 speakers, and 90
minutes max of 6 speakers.
note, abstracts may be combined with other submissions in order to complete
must be responsive to the conference theme and related to one of the five
identified quantum shifts as identified below.
will receive a discounted registration fee of $100.00, saving speakers $150 off
the standard registration fee. Session organizers/moderators will be required
to pay the standard conference fee.
Quantum Leaps: Inspiring Advances in Transportation
Sessions will be grouped along five separate tracks:
Shifts in Policy – Planning
begins with knowing the laws, rules and the funding we use to support
projects. Transportation planners must adapt and respond to these evolving
conditions to address current and future transportation system needs. This
could mean new processes, planning policies, opportunities for funding, or
changes in procedures.
Shifts in Mobility & Safety - Ohio’s
multimodal transportation networks provide accessibility and mobility options
to meet Ohioans’ travel needs. Transportation planners are charged with
assuring that safety considerations are a component of all transportation
infrastructure improvement projects.
Shifts in Sustainability – Transportation policies, programs, and projects
impact Ohio’s natural, economic, and social environments. Transportation
planners needed to assure that our transportation investment decisions advance
environmental sustainability for future generations.
Shifts in Technology - We
are always on the verge of creating something new: ITS, GPS, AVL, GIS, CV/AV,
renewable energies, logistics, and other advances in technology can present
both opportunities and challenges for transportation planners. Utilizing
cutting-edge technologies can help manage and enhance the functionality of our
Shifts in Asset Management - Ohio’s
transportation system is one of our greatest assets. Ensuring that our
roads, bridges, barriers, culverts, buses and all other components are
maintained and operated to achieve maximum service life is critical to managing
the system. Advances in preservation strategies and techniques for data
analytics can result in more streamlined approaches to asset management.
Abstract submissions must be received by January 29, 2018 in order to be
considered. If you have any questions, please contact
The Ohio Transportation Planning Conference at Planning.Conference@dot.ohio.gov