Clyburn Transportation Center sponsors 6th Annual S.C. Transportation Research Conference

Monday, November 06, 2006

ORANGEBURG – The James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center at SC State will examine, discuss and provide recommendations for the transportation needs of rural South Carolina at its annual statewide transportation research conference.

The sixth annual S.C. Transportation Research and Curriculum Needs Conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9-10, 2006, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. Conference sessions will commence at 9 a.m. on both days. The keynote address at Friday’s luncheon will be given by Yvette G. Taylor of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Atlanta regional office. Online registration for the conference is available at www.utc.scsu.edu.

Representatives from national, regional and state transportation organizations, as well as, South Carolina colleges and universities will also be given the opportunity to review what the Federal Government looks for in fiscal responsibility. Milligan and Company LLC is the facilitator for this year’s conference.

Hosting representatives from several government and transportation related agencies, including the FTA, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and S.C. Department of Transportation-Mass Transit Division, the conference will also provide rural transit providers and other interested entities that receive funding from FTA or FHWA with a fiscal responsibility overview.

For additional information, please contact Lamar Tisdale at (803) 516-4532 or ltisdale@scsu.edu.

The goal of the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center is to assist federal, state and local agencies in meeting their goals to develop a highly skilled workforce to meet the future needs in transportation.