The focus of the Program over the past 20 years had been to create a more environmentally and economically sustainable low-volume road network through education, outreach, and project funding. This symposium seeks to highlight some of those project successes and research related to sustainable rural road maintenance and ecology by bringing together road managers, academics, government employees, and the non-profit sector to share their stories and accomplishments. The Penn State community at large will be invited to participate, along with government agencies, other universities, and anyone with an interest in improving rural roads.
This one-day symposium will include a mix of keynote speakers and panel discussions, and will culminate with a poster session and reception from 2:30-4:00. We encourage road managers, students and faculty of Penn State and other universities, and anyone working with rural roads to submit abstracts for our poster session that highlight either a road project or research related to rural roads and the environment.
Program in Brief:
9 am – 12 pm Keynote and Invited Speakers, Historical Perspective and Current Research on Rural Roads
12 – 1:15 pm Light Lunch and Networking
1:15 – 2:30 pm Panel Discussion on Research Trends on Rural Road Maintenance and Ecology
2:30 – 4:00 pm Poster Session and Reception
To register and/or submit and abstract for the Poster Session please click here.
For more details please go to the Center for Dirt and Gravel Roads Website.