By Allison Klein, vice president of member services, ARTBA

Participants will explore the intersection of new technology, infrastructure and  public policy as it relates to improving the efficiency of freight movement on U.S. roadways during the annual Dr. J. Don Brock “TransOvation™ Workshop,” scheduled Dec. 7-9 at Astec Industries in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Topics and key speakers include:

  • A Strategy and Enabling Innovations for the Future of Roads in the U.S.,Malcolm Swanson, president, Astec, Inc.
  • Hyperloop & The Hyper-Efficient Port,Bruce Upbin, vice president, strategic communications, Hyperloop One
  • A Super-User’s Perspective on U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Shipping & Logistics Challenges,Thomas F. Jensen, senior vice president, transportation policy, UPS

ARTBA Executive Vice President Bill Toohey will lead a discussion on “The National Freight Highway Network” and outline the report of a recent ARTBA task force that has developed specific recommendations for long-term, sustainable transportation funding.

TransOvation is a unique opportunity to learn from, and collaborate with, other industry leaders in the exciting new world of rapidly changing technologies and transportation developments.  ARTBA encourages you to attend or consider sending “rising stars” from your firm. Seating is limited for this interactive event so register soon.  More information is available at, or contact me at with questions.