2015 Transportation Short Course

October 12-14, 2015

College Station, Texas

This year's Transportation Short Course will be the 89th such meeting in the Texas Department of Transportation's history. Both TxDOT and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) are proud of this long-standing record of collaboration and cooperation. Over the years, the Short Course has provided a unique opportunity to exchange important technical information that improves transportation in Texas.

TxDOT planners and their TTI colleagues are developing an excellent program, and we are confident the conference will be of value to all who attend.

TTI's Event Management & Planning (EM&P) is available to answer questions at any time.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Transportation Short Course App

If you are going to the 2015 Transportation Short Course and just can't wait to get the lovely Short Course Program in your pocket why not download the app. All the hard work that went into developing an intriguing collection of presentations and lectures can be conveniently located on your phone. The Transportation Short Course app provides access to the Program as well as many other useful features; such as, maps, parking information, information about the B/CS area and more. Please take the time to download the app to your iPhone or Android phone today, and never be without the conference information again.

The links below will help you locate the version that is right for you. Just click the appropriate link and search "Transportation Short Course." We look forward to seeing you at Short Course.

Program Information

Our program is now available online.

Registration Fees & Payment Information

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) employees, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) employees, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) employees, and retirees of these organizations, who are not otherwise employed, are not required to pay a registration fee for the Transportation Short Course. However, we ask that you please register in advance.

Non-TxDOT, Non-TTI, and Non-FHWA Registration Fee Schedule
Regular Late On-site
By September 14, 2015
at 5:00 p.m. CST
By September 28, 2015
at 5:00 p.m. CST
October 12-14, 2015
$300 $350 $400

Please complete the online form to register for the conference. Online registration will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 28, 2015.

You may pay your registration fee by check, money order or credit card. TTI EM&P cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the Short Course registration fee must be received prior to admission to the event. Please make your check or money order (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-TSC15 and mail payment to TTI EM&P. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards are also accepted.

Please note: The District Engineers/Division Directors/Office Directors meeting on Monday, October 12, 2015, is open to TxDOT employees and retirees by invitation only.

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

On-Site Registration

Registration will be available on-site at the following times:

  • Monday, October 12, 2015
    (Brazos County Expo Complex)
    3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    (Rudder Theater Complex on the Texas A&M Campus)
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    (Rudder Theater Complex on the Texas A&M Campus)
    7:30 am - 12:00 noon

The late fees listed above will be in effect at that time. Please make your check or money order (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-TSC15. Credit card payments will also be accepted on-site (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards will be accepted).


Cancellations must be received in writing by TTI EM&P no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, September 14, 2015. Cancellations received on or before this date will receive a refund, less a $50 handling fee. No refund requests will be accepted after September 15, 2015.

Parking/Bus Information


Parking for Short Course will be in the new "Fan Field" on Texas A&M's West Campus (see the yellow section of the Parking/Bus map). The new improved location has over twice as many available spaces as last year!

Save time and purchase your parking permits in advance! Visit the Texas A&M Transportation Services website. Be sure to bring your parking permit and display it on your dashboard.

If you do not purchase parking in advance, you will be able to purchase parking in the Fan Field during Short Course.

See the map for location of bus stops. Buses will run continuously thru the event. During peak demand periods, buses will run approximately every 10-15 minutes.

Hotel Information

To secure rooms, please utilize one of the following options:

Event Schedule

Monday, October 12, 2015 — Brazos County Expo Complex
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Ethics – Session I — TxDOT Employees Only
(You will need your Transportation Short Course badge to enter.)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Ethics – Session II — Open to Everyone
(You will need your Transportation Short Course badge to enter.)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fajita Fiesta
Co-Sponsored by AGC and ACEC
For more information contact:
Michael Hancock
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 — Texas A&M Campus
8:30 am - 12:00 noon Opening Session
(Rudder Theater Complex)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Break Out Sessions
(Rudder Theater Complex and Memorial Student Center)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 — Texas A&M Campus
8:30 am - 12:00 noon Break Out Sessions
(Rudder Theater Complex and Memorial Student Center)

Professional Development Hours

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be awarded to participants who meet the requirements for successful completion of the conference. According to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers' Continuing Education Program (CEP) web page, the board wants the reporting process to be as simple as possible. There are only two things that a license holder needs to do:

  1. Certify on the renewal statement that you have completed the CEP requirement and return it with your renewal payment. This is the main document that the board reviews and keeps as a record of completing the CEP requirement.

  2. Keep some sort of paper proof of your activity. This can include a certificate of completion or attendance in a course or seminar, a grade report, a flyer or agenda from a presentation or meeting, or any other document that shows the date, location, duration, and type of activity you wish to claim.

For More Information

Please contact TTI Event Management & Planning if you have any questions

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