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UGPTI Sponsors Seminar Series

Posted: Mar 7, 2007

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) is sponsoring a series of transportation-related seminars on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. through May 4. The seminars will be in IACC 422.

The seminar on March 9 will be presented by Wade Kline, a community planner with the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments. He will present, "Balancing Land use and Transportation: The Trunk Highway 336 Experience." Minnesota State Highway 336 is a short four-lane highway connecting U.S. Route 10 and Interstate 94 east of Moorhead. In 2003 the Cities of Dilworth and Moorhead, Clay County, and Glyndon Township adopted the Highway 336/County State Aid Highway 11 Corridor Management Plan. The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Government is studying the macro level issues investigated in the Corridor Management Plan.

Additional seminars are:

  • "LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Standards for Neighborhood Development," will be presented March 23 by NDSU assistant professor of architecture Cindy Urness.
  • UGPTI researchers Mark Berwick and Mark Lofgren will discuss freight planning in the region March 30.
  • UGPTI transit researcher Xinyu Cao will discuss scientific writing during his seminar April 13.
  • Brian Kalk, program manager of the Master of Military Logistics program will give an overview of environmental policy as it relates to transportation in the April 20 seminar.
  • UGPTI researcher Del Peterson will discuss his research into advanced small transit vehicles April 27.
  • The final seminar on May 4 will focus on bio-fuels and their implications for the transportation industry, particularly in the Upper Great Plains. That seminar will be presented by UGPTI researchers Kim Vachal and Tamara VanWechel.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Mar. 7, 2007

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