2016 Transportation Short Course

October 10-12, 2016

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

This year's Transportation Short Course will be the 90th 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 for these two agencies 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!

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, 2016
at 5:00 p.m. CST
By September 26, 2016
at 5:00 p.m. CST
October 10-12, 2016
$300 $350 $400

Please complete the online form to register for the conference. Online registration will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 26, 2016.

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-TSC16 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 10, 2016, 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.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be received in writing by TTI EM&P no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Cancellations received on or before this date will receive a refund, less a $50 handling fee. No refund requests will be accepted after September 20, 2016.

Registration Desk

Registration desk will be open at the following times:

  • Monday, October 10, 2016
    (Brazos County Expo Complex)
    • Name badge pick up for online registrants: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • On-site registration: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Fajita Fiesta ticket sales only: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. or until sold out
      A limited number of Fajita Fiesta tickets will be available on-site. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    (Rudder Theater Complex on the Texas A&M Campus)
    • On-site registration and name badge pick up for online registrants: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    (Rudder Theater Complex on the Texas A&M Campus)
    • On-site registration and name badge pick up for online registrants: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The late fees listed above will be in effect during on-site registration. Please make your check or money order (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-TSC16. Credit card payments will also be accepted on-site (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards will be accepted).

Parking/Bus Information

On-Campus Parking Information

This year, Short Course participants will have three options for on campus parking:

  1. Cain Hall (closest to Short Course location of Rudder Theater Complex/Memorial Student Center) – $40 for a two day parking pass
  2. West Campus Garage (Next to Reed Arena, within walking distance of Short Course Rudder Theater Complex/Memorial Student Center) – $30 for a two day parking pass
  3. Fan Field (on West Campus, bus service provided from Fan Field to Short Course Rudder Theater Complex/Memorial Student Center) – $10 for a two day parking pass

Please note: The special pricing for Short Course parking is for a two day pass, covering Tuesday & Wednesday, October 11-12, 2016.

To receive the special pricing, parking must be purchased in advance. Don’t wait! A limited number of spaces are available at each location.

See Parking/Bus map showing each parking location.

Parking Pass Purchase

Purchase your parking passes from Texas A&M’s Transportation Services.

Be sure to print and bring your parking pass with you to Short Course!

On-site purchase of parking will only be available at Fan Field, for price of $20. Cash (exact change) only.

Bus Routes

The route and location of the bus stops have changed for 2016 to improve service to and from Rudder Theater Complex/Memorial Student Center (the Short Course location). Last year, we saw a huge increase in ridership, and some delays. We will have more buses this year. Six buses will be running during peak demand periods. We expect that the improved route will allow passengers to get to and from Short Course more quickly this year!

Bus service will be available during the following times:

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Please review the Parking/Bus map.

Note that the drop off and pick up location at the Rudder Theater Complex/Memorial Student Center has moved to the north side of the Memorial Student Center, adjacent to the Simpson Drill Field.

Fajita Fiesta

Monday, October 10, 2016
Brazos County Expo Center
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Grab your sombreros and Mexican wear,
And head to the Expo Center, if you dare.
We'll have plenty of tortillas, salt, and lime,
So you'll eat, mingle and have a fun Fajita time!

$15 - Online ticket price of admission for ALL entrants* (including TxDOT employees, TTI employees, FHWA employees and retirees of these organizations).

$20 - On-site ticket price of admission for ALL entrants* (including TxDOT employees, TTI employees, FHWA employees and retirees of these organizations).

ON-SITE TICKET SALES ARE CASH ONLY - EXACT CHANGE ONLY.
All attendees for the Fajita Fiesta will require a ticket.

*The price of admission covers the meal costs. There will be cash bars on-site.

Hotel Information

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

Event Schedule

Monday, October 10, 2016 — 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
(All registrants must purchase a ticket in order to enter the Fajita Fiesta.)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 — Texas A&M Campus
8:30 am - 12:00 noon Opening Session
(Rudder Theater Complex)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions
(Rudder Theater Complex and Memorial Student Center)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — 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
events@tti.tamu.edu