People who work for and with UDOT will enjoy the variety of topics offered at an annual conference.
Once a year, UDOT sponsors a three-day conference with general and breakout sessions and a display area filled with vendors. The UDOT conference is information rich and a great chance to network with people who design, build and take care of Utah’s transportation infrastructure.
Every year, the conference offers new information to keep people up to speed on current issues, studies and events. Here are four examples:
UDOT Research Poster Session
For the first time, UDOT research will host a poster session that focuses on individual research projects on. The session will give attendees a chance to talk with university professors and students about present transportation challenges and solutions in an informal setting.
Ride Aware Tour Review
A team of elite cyclists traveled through Utah last summer to raise awareness about how motorists and cyclists need to share the road. Cyclists also attended community events along the tour route. The effort prompted a lot of great media coverage. UDOT and the Department of Public Safety, Highway Safety Office co-sponsored the tour. The communication effort for the tour focused on traditional and social media to get the word out about safe driving and cycling.
UDOT Standard Drawings
Presenters will show an overview of major changes to the standard drawings that have been approved for new 2012 Standard Drawing Book.
Reducing Wildlife Vehicle Collisions
Reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions improves safety for people and animals. Researcher Patricia Cramer has worked with UDOT and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and will have information about evolving solutions to reduce wildlife collisions in Utah and in the nation.