UMR’S transportation resource center to host conference for county engineers

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On October 6, 2003

The University of Missouri-Rolla’s new Missouri Local Transportation Resource Center will host "MINK3 – The Conference for County Engineers," Oct. 14-15 at the St. Joseph Historic District Hotel in St. Joseph, Mo.

The conference is jointly sponsored by the nationwide Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) centers and Federal Highway Administration division offices in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.

"Featured topics will include new technologies in pavement for local roads and strategies for complying with Governmental Accounting Services Board Statement 34 (GASB34) accounting guidelines," says Dr. Mohammad Qureshi, assistant professor of civil engineering and director of the UMR MLTRC. GASB34 requires state and local governments to report on the value of their infrastructure assets. "Presentations will also be given on new and existing federal and state transportation-related programs for which local agencies are eligible."

Keynote speakers will include Allen Masuda, Missouri division administrator for the Federal Highway Administration, and Royce Fichtner, president of the National Association of County Engineers. Other speakers include department of transportation personnel from the four states, as well as representatives from the four LTAP centers, the Federal Highway Administration, the American Concrete Pavement Association and the Portland Cement Association.

Under contract with the Missouri Department of Transportation, the UMR MLTRC is home to Missouri’s LTAP center, part of a nationwide program that serves more than 38,000 local agencies that maintain nearly 3 million miles of road and 29,000 bridges.

For more information about MLTRC or the conference, call 866-MO-ROADS (866-667-6237) or visit the center online at

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