Alabama Transportation Conference

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Brochure and Information


Department of Civil Engineering
Highway Research Center
Alabama Transportation Assistance Program


Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Registration & Trade Exhibit Open
General Session
Opening Remarks
Governor’s Luncheon
Concurrent Technical Sessions
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Trade Exhibit Open
Plenary Technical Session
Concurrent Technical Sessions
Transportation Director’s Luncheon
Concurrent Technical Sessions


Participants at this conference will be able to attend up to nine (9) hours of technical programs.  Auburn University makes every effort to ensure that its technical programs conform to the requirements of the State of Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for the award of Professional Development Hours to support the annual renewal of professional licensure

The conference, which takes place Feb. 11-12 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel at the Convention Center, will welcome nearly 1,000 federal and state highway personnel, road building contractors, general contractors, heavy construction contractors, utility contractors, county engineers, consulting engineers, construction material vendors, researchers, professional society representatives and university faculty members.

This event will provide an opportunity for these individuals to share innovative advances in transportation planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

Technical sessions and sit-down luncheons will be provided to create a forum for the exchange of ideas between transportation engineers and construction professionals. The conference will also include trade exhibits available to enhance learning and provide additional networking opportunities for all participants.

Tuesday’s session will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a welcome from Anton Schindler, the Mountain Spirit Professor of civil engineering and director of the Auburn University Highway Research Center, followed by a presentation titled “Intelligent Transportation Systems and the Future of Transportation” given by Shailen Bhatt, president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Auburn alumnus Tim McCartney, ’80 civil engineering and chair of the Alabama Workforce Council, will then deliver a presentation titled “Workforce Development in Alabama.”

Steve Taylor, associate dean for research, will preside over the luncheon and introduce Gov. Kay Ivey.

The Tuesday afternoon concurrent technical sessions will focus on roadway design, asphalt pavements and construction.

Wednesday’s agenda begins with concurrent technical sessions on the Birmingham 59/20 project, transportation stormwater management, city and county engineering, geosite investigations, concrete solutions, multimodal and emerging transportation, and transportation funding.

Rod Turochy, the James Madison Hunnicutt Professor of civil engineering and director of the Alabama Transportation Assistance Program, will preside over the luncheon, with Alabama Transportation Director John Cooper following.

Contact Media Contact: Austin Phillips for more, 334-844-2444