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International Roundabout Conference Hosted in Carmel May 17-20, 2011

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Post Date:05/17/2011

What:  3rd International Conference on Roundabouts featuring 125 various presentations by national and international engineers and experts in the field of roundabout design and construction.

Topics include roundabout design, economic and environment issues, road markings and signage, international and unique design, pedestrian and bicycle issues, capacity and public education and communication. (see link for full program: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/Conferences/2011/Roundabout/Program.pdf )

When: Tuesday, May 17 - Friday, May 20 at noon

Welcome session 8-9:15 a.m.

Welcome session speakers:

Michael B. Cline, P.E., PTOE - Commissioner, Indiana Department of Transportation

Joseph Toole, - Associate Administrator, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration

James Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel – to deliver keynote address

Where: Renaissance Hotel, 11925 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032.

Who: Approximately 125 presenters and several exhibitors covering a wide range of topics concerning roundabouts, their construction, benefits and results. Task Force on Roundabouts, chair, Eugene R. Russell, Sr., said, “It is especially notable and indicative of the strong interest in roundabout issues that, in these tough economic times and travel budget restrictions, registration had to be cut off almost a month before the conference.”

Background: Presented by the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Hosted by Purdue University and City of Carmel

Co-sponsored by Federal Highway Administration; Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Patron is American Structurepoint, Inc.

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