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USM Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation co-hosts workshop

The Center for Logistics and Trade Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi co-hosted a Spring 2013 Regional Workshop with the Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society. (Photo courtesy of USM)

The Center for Logistics and Trade Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi co-hosted a Spring 2013 Regional Workshop with the Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society. (Photo courtesy of USM)

Weigh-in-motion technology and interagency coordination was the main topic of discussion recently at the Spring 2013 Regional Workshop hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation and the Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society. The workshop was sponsored by Temple, Inc. and Neel-Schaffer and was held at USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

“I think this was an excellent workshop that allowed working professionals to stay up to date with transportation technology,” said Tulio Sulbaran, director of the USM center.

In addition to Sulbaran, speakers included Bob Susor, Bobby Hayes, Jim Hennessey and Jeff Smith, a member of the GRITS board of directors. Topics included Weigh-in-motion technology, weigh-in-motion case study, interagency cooperation in ITS applications and “The ‘Hub’ City — Over a Decade of ITS Planning and Implementation.”

“The University’s facilities were perfect for this workshop as we bring GRITS and the CLTT activities closer together to promote intelligent transportation systems among students in the on-line Master of Science in Logistics, Trade and Transportation of the University of Southern Mississippi,” said Smith.

The Gulf Region ITS is a chapter of ITS America that includes the geographic area of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The goal is to provide government, academic agencies, and the private sector with improved access to advanced transportation technology to meet the demands place on highways, public transportation, and interfaces with air, rail, and other modes of transportation.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation provides a competitive advantage to logistics and supply chain industry and government agencies through its multidisciplinary activities in logistics, trade and transportation, including online Master of Science, applied research activities and networking events.

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