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For Immediate Release

May 4, 2021

MassDOT Announces 2021 Transportation Innovation Conference

Virtual Event will be held May 25, May 26 and May 27

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Transportation Innovation Conference is scheduled to be held virtually this month, on Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27. The purpose of the conference is to showcase the latest technologies and equipment and to convene transportation officials, advocates, members of the private sector, and municipal officials to discuss trends in the industry, government-involved programs and initiatives.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by Jamey Tesler, Acting Secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and Gregory Slater, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

“MassDOT is pleased to host this annual conference in order to showcase and share transportation innovations throughout the Commonwealth and across the nation,” said Acting Secretary Tesler. “The virtual format allows us to safely hold the event while we are still in the pandemic and will give us the opportunity to make the workshops more accessible to everyone in the state and will allow us the ability to bring expertise to the several-day event from speakers and presenters from around the region and the country.”

This year’s conference offers 30 informative sessions and is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipal personnel, consultants, contractors, non-profits, planning agencies, transit agencies, researchers, human service agencies, advocates, planners, private sector practitioners, vendors, and manufacturers. Conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss the advantages and challenges associated with innovative methods and technologies, including those featured at workshops: practices in municipal and regional transportation; mobility, accessibility, and transportation equity; techniques in design, materials, and construction; promoting a culture of safe transportation; and shaping the transportation landscape for a post COVID-19 world.

The Transportation Innovation Conference began in 2012 primarily for the network of MassDOT transportation professionals and in 2015, the conference opened up to include all transportation professionals including state, federal, private, and non-profit workers.

For more information or to register for the Massachusetts Transportation Innovation Conference, visit: https://www.umasstransportationcenter.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=4575.

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