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Focus Group - Autonomous Vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 May 2015 13:45

Greetings, ASCE Members!


UT Professor Kara Kockelman* is conducting research in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), and is excited to invite ASCE members and their technical expertise to CAV discussion groups. The focus groups will be conducted to understand participant’s perceptions around automated and connected vehicles, specifically opportunities in infrastructure decisions, city and regional planning, transport and related policy, and economic benefits and barriers.


Dr. Kockelman would like to tap into ASCE member’s expertise and likely interest in such fields. AVs & CVs may bring significant differences in traffic patterns and travel times, roadway safety, traveler convenience, and, possibly, emissions and air quality. It is important to get civil engineering leaders talking now.


Dr. Kockelman has contracted focus group experts at Austin’s Think Group to lead the discussions, and their staff can arrange to schedule interested citizens with some transportation or engineering expertise into the meetings. (12 persons in each time slot: 12:30 pm)  We will also have researchers, including a technical expert and urban planners, on hand to assist in the discussions, as detailed questions emerge.  We will provide a meal, to keep everyone’s energy up!


We are hoping to confirm focus group participants as soon as possible. We’ve struggled booking contacts provided by local MPOs. If you are particularly interested in the discussion topics and would like to reserve a spot, please contact Roshni Patel, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  & 512-637-6153 by Friday of this week.


Austin Area’s Focus Group Meetings

When: 2-hour sessions, Tuesday, May 19, 12:30-2:30 pm

Where: 6633 E. Hwy. 290, Ste. 201, Austin, TX 78723


San Antonio Area Focus Group Meetings

When: 2-hour sessions, Thursday, May 21,12:30-2:30 pm

Where: AAMPO offices, 825 South St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78205


We really look forward to hearing your ideas on what opportunities and challenges lie ahead, for the Austin and San Antonio region – its communities, residents, businesses, and public agencies.  Please do join us. 


Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you next week!


CECON 2015 - SAVE THE DATE PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 14:18


San Antonio Biosolids Workshop PDF Print E-mail

Twenty Years Later: The 503 Regulations and Biosolids Use and Disposal


Those who will benefit from attending workshop include: regulators, WWTP personnel & managers, consultants serving WWTPs, and academicians.

Speakers include: USEPA and state regulators, utility managers, and consultants working on biosolids management plans.

Briefly the all-day May 21, 2015 workshop will discuss the 40CFR503 Regulation, updates and possible changes to it. It will also look at how state regulations may differ from the federal regulation. Approaches to preparing a biosolids management plan and case histories of beneficially using biosolids and when necessary disposing of them via landfilling and incineration will be given. A session will be devoted to new and emerging issues of concern.  Handout materials will be provided that include presentation materials including information that was unable to be covered in the presentations.  There will be opportunities to talk with the speakers.



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