2013 Transportation Forum

Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
Infrastructure Renewal in Transportation
March 27, 2013

The Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (CSTI), in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), conducted its third annual forum to explore how research and education can contribute to development and monitoring of a performance driven transportation system in Pennsylvania. The theme this year was to advance learning on the performance measures of transportation systems and present recent research findings on infrastructure renewal. The MAP 21 federal reauthorization legislation which promotes the use of performance measurements to evaluate our transportation infrastructure and systems as a means of benchmarking and improving our performance was discussed by our panelists.


Real-time Monitoring of Bridge Pier Scouring during Flood Events
Dr. Ervin Sejdic

Extending the Life of Concrete Bridge Infrastructure
Dr. Kent Harries

MEPDG: Pavement Design
Dr. Julie Vandenbossche P.E.

MAP-21 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century An Update on Implementation of MAP-21 Performance Elements
Mr. Mark Swanlund, Team Leader, FHWA Office of Transportation Performance Management

Professional Responsibility in Ethics, Law, Morality and Culture
Mr. Joseph Beck P.E Adjunct, Assistant Professor and Director, Construction Management Program


Mr. Christopher Norrris
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Director, Transportation Innovations Office

Mr. Ken Flack
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Transportation Planner

Ms. Wendy P
Stern, Assistant General Manager Planning and Development Port Authority of Allegheny County

Mr. Mark Swanlund
Team Leader, FHWA Office of Transportation Performance Management