I-TED 2014 – International Transportation Economic Development Conference

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April 9-11, 2014

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 N Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201
ph. (214) 922-8000

Workshop Attire

Dress for the conference will be business/business casual.

About the Conference

I-TED 2014 will be the fifth international conference to concentrate on the linkage between transportation and economic development. Held April 9-11 in Dallas, Texas, USA, this conference will focus on the issues and challenges related to the economy, global concerns, and financial constraints. Participants will discuss and address the emerging transportation needs of businesses and economic development. The scope at which this conference applies includes local, regional, state, national, and global levels.

TED the Transportation and Economic Development Committee in conjunction with TRB and Texas A&M Transportation Institute will conduct the fifth International Transportation and Economic Development Conference. The conference will provide insight and information concerning the following topics:

  • Economic development implications of alternative transportation funding and financing strategies.
  • Economic development potential of passenger transport and freight rail infrastructure.
  • Assessing the economic development effects and community change of transit-oriented development.
  • International, national and regional economic development impacts of the Panama Canal expansion.
  • Linkages of international trade, economic development and transportation corridors and facilities.
  • Economic development implications of transportation disinvestment.
  • Climate change mitigation effects on transportation investments and sustainable economic development.
  • New perspectives on economic impact evaluation.
  • Economic development within the context of MAP-21 (July 2012 Re-Authorization Bill).
  • Transportation Improvements and market competitiveness.

In addition to the general conference proceedings, you may wish to take advantage of one of the special events planned.

This conference is presented by our supporters in innovation:

  • TED - Transportation and Economic Development (Committee of the Transportation Research Board) - logo
  • Transportation Research Board - logo
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute - logo

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

Sponsors of the I-TED 2014 – International Transportation Economic Development Conference are welcomed. If you would like more information, please visit the Sponsorship web page.

Please visit the sponsors who have already contributed to make this event a success.

Executive Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

  • American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
  • Rahall Transportation Institute (RTI)

Organizational Sponsor

  • Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • TRB Committee on Land Development
  • TRB Committee on International Trade and Transportation
  • University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research (CEDR)

Thank you, Sponsors!

Call for Abstracts

The TRB Committee on Transportation and Economic Development is pleased to announce and invite you to attend and participate in the 2014 International Transportation and Economic Development Conference to be held at the Sheraton Hotel, Dallas TX on Wednesday, April 9 through Friday, April 11, 2014. The 5th ITED conference builds on the successful experience of past ITED conferences and continues the focus on linkages between transportation and economic development. This conference will provide an international forum for sharing the research findings, implementation and policy analyses, and will feature international representation, keynote speakers, researchers, and practitioners.

The success of the conference depends on practitioners and researchers like you sharing their stories!

The ITED 2014 Conference Planning committee would like to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Conference. Learn more on the Call for Abstracts page.

(Authors whose abstracts have been accepted for paper submissions can also access paper submission instructions online.)

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Participant Type Early Regular On-site
By February 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) By April 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) April 9-11, 2014
(see times below)
Standard $325 $350 $400
Speaker / Staff $275 $275 $275

Online Registration

Registration for this conference is now available.

Online registration will be available until 5:00 p.m. DST, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. After this date, please plan to register on-site at the Sheraton Dallas.

Pre-registration is recommended and will help us in planning and preparing a better conference. If you pre-register, your name tag and program packet will be ready when you arrive at the hotel. The fee is $325 through Friday, February 24, 2014. A $25 late fee will be added to registrations received after Friday, February 24, 2014.

You are encouraged to register online. Please make check or money orders (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-ITED14. Event Management & Planning (EM&P) also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards. If paying by check or money order, you may register online and then mail your payment to EM&P. EM&P cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference.

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

On-site Registration

Conference registration will be available at the hotel immediately prior to the conference. An on-site registration fee of $400 will be in effect during that time. Check, money order, exact cash, and credit card payments will be accepted on-site.

On-site registration will be available in the Atrium starting at the following times:

  • Wednesday, April 9 — 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 10 — 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 11 — 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 will be refunded, less a $50 handling fee. No refunds will be made after Friday, February 14, 2014.

Special Events

2014 ITED Workshop

Economic Census Workshop
Wednesday April 9th – 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop, which is presented by TTI, will be limited to 45 registered participants and will cost $25 to attend.

The Economic Census products of the U.S. Census Bureau provide critical data to assist transportation professionals in analyzing market conditions and making investment decisions. While some of elements of the Economic Census are widely utilized by the transportation community, many practitioners do not understand how the data sets could advance their planning, policy, and management activities. This workshop will introduce participants to Economic Census products, focusing on the products most relevant to transportation planning.

The workshop content includes an overview of where the data are located, how to access them, and some example applications. The workshop will also include a presentation on the development of a Transportation User's Guide to the Economic Census, funded as a NCHRP "Quick Response" Project (Task 119). The workshop is intended for transportation planning professionals who are interested in leveraging the Economic Census products in general planning activities. Participants will walk away with hands-on experience in accessing the Economic Census products and an understanding of how the data can improve their transportation planning documents. The course format is a mix of presentations about the Economic Census products and hands-on instructions regarding accessing the data.

Presented by Stacey Bricka of Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Donald Ludlow of Cambridge Systematics.

2014 ITED Professional Tours

Industry Tour: International Inland Port of Dallas
Wednesday April 9th – 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This tour, which is presented by University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, will be limited to 45 registered participants and will cost $20 to attend.

The International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD) is a public private partnership serving as the third phase of development in the North Texas region's emergence as a key logistics and distribution center (along with DFW International Airport and Alliance Texas). Initiated with the UP's investment of a major intermodal facility in 2005, and despite the slow down in industrial development associated with the Great Recession, IIPOD now covers more than 7,000 acres with 12 million square feet of industrial development built or under construction. Boasting rail services by the BN and UP and access to five interstate highways, IIPOD hosts facilities for FedEx, BMW, Whirlpool, Home Depot, Quaker Oats, Unilever and other major businesses. The tour will take a limited number of conference attendees (limited to first 45 attendees who sign up) to visit key logistics facilities demonstrating how inland ports are an increasingly important supply chain element and can promote regional economic development. Participants will be able to engage with industry and economic development professionals that will include en-route briefings and question/answer sessions. This tour is being organized by Center for Economic Development, University of North Texas.

Walking Tour: DART Mockingbird Station
Thursday April 10th – 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Thursday evening walking tour will consist of a tour of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Light Rail Station. This tour will be limited to 45-60 registered participant at no cost.

This is being coordinated by DART and will focus on transit oriented development. We will separate into three groups and have a guided tour of the Mockingbird Station DART facilities.

Hotel Reservations

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel is holding a block of rooms for our use at a special group rate. We encourage everyone needing a room to call immediately since we anticipate the rooms will be booked quickly.

Reservations should be made by March 21, 2014. After this date, rooms are subject to availability and may be at a higher rate. To make your reservations, please call the Sheraton Dallas Hotel at (214) 922-8000 or (888) 627-8191. Remember to ask reservations for the "2014 ITED Conference" to receive consideration for special rates on rooms, or you may make reservations online.

For more information about the hotel, go to the Sheraton Dallas Hotel website.

For More Information

Program Information

Greg Bischak, Ph.D.
Financial Strategies and Research Program Manager
Department of the Treasury
Chris Mann
CRM Transport Planning Consultant
Sharada R. Vadali, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Send inquiries to: ited2014@gmail.com


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