2012 Border to Border Transportation Conference

November 13-15, 2012

Isla Grand Beach Resort
South Padre Island, TX

The Hidalgo County MPO is proud to announce the 4th Bi-Annual Border to Border Transportation Conference. In the wake of a new transportation bill, this premier event will highlight mobility, safety, public involvement, economic development, and innovation at all levels of planning. Speakers and guests from around the Canada, Mexico and United States will gather to focus on transportation issues ranging from mobility and safety to economic development and cross-border coordination efforts. Attendees will include transportation professionals from both the public and private sector, engineers, freight/logistic specialists, elected officials, and concerned citizens. Please visit our main conference website for more information.

Conference Location

The Isla Grand Beach Resort is located at 500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas. For more information about the venue, please visit Isla Grand Beach Resort online.


The Isla Grand Beach Resort provides complimentary self-parking.

Conference Attire

Dress for the conference will be business casual.

City Information

For more information about the city of South Padre Island, please visit http://www.sopadre.com/.

Call for Papers

If you are interested in speaking at this conference, please view the Call For Papers on the the main 2012 Border to Border Transportation Conference website. You may e-mail Maria Champine, mchampine@hcmpo.org for more information.

Conference Registration Information

Online Registration

To register for this conference, please register online. The registration fee is $100 until Tuesday, September 25, 2012. After September 25, all registration fees will be assessed a $50 late fee. You may pay your registration fee by check, money order, or credit card. Payment must be postmarked by September 25 in order to avoid the late fee. TTI Event Management & Planning (EM&P) cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference.

Online registration will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 2, 2012.

Speaker Registration Information

To register for this conference, please register online. Speakers attend this event at no cost and are allowed to attend the opening night reception and luncheons. Speakers need to submit their presentations to Maria Champine and the moderator.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitors do NOT need to register online. If you are interested in exhibiting/sponsoring this event, please contact Maria Champine.

Exhibitor's complimentary registrations need to be coordinated with Maria Champine via e-mail at mchampine@hcmpo.org.

On-site Registration

On-site registration will be available on the second floor during the following times:

Tuesday, November 13th
8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Wednesday, November 14th
8:00 am - 12:00 noon

For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI Event Management & Planning is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.

Please make checks or money orders (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-BTB12. Event Management & Planning also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards.


Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by 5:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2012, will be refunded, less a $25 handling fee. No refunds will be made if received after Friday, October 26, 2012. Please e-mail your request to events@tamu.edu. At any time, if the registered participant cannot attend this conference, someone else may attend in his/her place.

Hotel Reservations

A room block has been made at the Isla Grand Beach Resort and Comfort Suites. For more information please reference the main 2012 Border to Border Transportation Conference website.

Parking & Transportation

The hotels offer free parking.

South Padre Island's transit service, the WAVE, is available for touring the area. Please visit http://www.spadre.com/thewave.htm for the WAVE schedule.


Two tours are scheduled for Thursday afternoon, November 15, 2012:

For those who do not wish to participate in the tours, there are a series of events scheduled for the afternoon of November 15, 2012 for an additional fee. Next to the registration desk, Osprey Cruises will be taking reservations for any event you wish to take part in, and you pay on-sight.

For more information about the tours or events, please view the conference agenda on the the main 2012 Border to Border Transportation Conference website.

For More Information

Program Contents

Maria Champine
Hildalgo County MPO
Assistant Director
510 S. Pleasant View Drive
Weslaco, TX 78596
ph. (956) 969-5778 · fax (956) 969-5821


Event Management & Planning
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 862-1219 · toll-free (888) 550-5577