September 26 - September 27, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 26 & 27, 2018
Little America Hotel
Colleagues from Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, Wyoming and Montana for the 2nd Annual WTS Northwest Region Conference. The conference theme “Leading the Way” offers a program featuring opportunities to develop skills, hear from thought leaders on transportation issues pertinent to the region, as well as network with other industry professionals across modes, disciplines, and from both the public and private sectors. Also – there’s not a more beautiful time to visit Salt Lake City! CLICK HERE to see the Northwest Regional Conference Program.
Our program features opportunities to develop skills, hear from thought leaders on transportation issues pertinent to the region, as well as network with other industry professionals across modes, disciplines, and from both the public and private sectors.
CLICK HERE to see the Northwest Regional Conference Program.
- Welcome reception featuring UDOT Dep. Director, Teri Newell
- Plenary sessions:
o The politics of mode shift
o Leading through change
- Breakout sessions:
o Technology and innovation*
o Transportation funding alternatives
o Sustainability and resiliency*
o Workplace adaptation – the future workforce and leadership transition*
Wednesday, Sept. 26
- Salt Lake City Airport Tour (1-3 p.m.)
o Take a private tour of the $3B reconstruction of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Space limited to 15 participants.
- Utah Valley Express Tour(12 – 4 p.m.)
o Get a Commuter Rail ride through the Wasatch Front, and a tour of Utah’s first exclusive lane Bus Rapid Transit Project, the newly open Utah Valley Express.
Friday, Sept. 28
- Downtown Salt Lake City Bike Tour (9 – 11 a.m.)
o Tour of new biking infrastructure, green bike program and first and last mile solutions in coordination with the Utah Transit Authority.
- Canyon Hike – A close-up look at transportation challenges (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
o Take a guided hike to see the beautiful fall colors in the mountains and learn about transportation challenges and potential solutions facing our Utah’s canyons.
Technical tours are free for all conference attendees. To sign up by a tour, please send an email to WTSNorthwestRegion@gmail.com and include the name of the tour and your name. Tour space is limited so participation will be on a first come, first serve basis.