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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI to host Transportation Forum Oct. 13

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 10, 2000 -- The University of Rhode Island's Transportation Center will host its 13th annual Rhode Island Transportation Forum on Friday, October 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom on the Kingston Campus. The event is being held in collaboration with the Construction Industries of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

The forum is designed to address issues of importance to the transportation industry and to showcase the many transportation-related research projects being undertaken by URI.

The forum's keynote speaker is C. Michael Walton, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and former chairman of the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board, who will discuss the Future Strategic Highway Research Program. Other guest speakers include Reynaldo Roque from the University of Florida on "TheSuperPave Low-Temperature Cracking Model," and Peter Romano, director of Paving Services for the American Concrete Pavement Association, on "White Topping and Ultra-Thin White Topping Design and Construction."

Among the URI research projects that will be discussed are those involving transportation mapping systems, development of lightweight concrete and new asphalt mixtures, traffic control, and the use of dredge material.

For additional information about the Transportation Forum, contact K. Wayne Lee at 874-2695 or Gail Paolino at 874-2692.

For Information: Dan Urish 874-2267, Todd McLeish 874-7892


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