UDOT hosts National Safety Rest Area Conference Sept. 17-20

| 8/22/2012

The newly signed highway bill, MAP-21, or Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, will be among the topics transportation officials will be discussing at next month’s National Safety Rest Area Conference.

The event, which is part of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – AASHTO – Subcommittee on Maintenance, is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT. The Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transportation Commission, with support from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, will host the event.

Bill Juszcak, facilities maintenance manager with UDOT, told Land Line on Monday, Aug. 20, that there is a discussion planned on a truck parking survey.

A provision in MAP-21 known as “Jason’s Law” requires the U.S. Department of Transportation, in consultation with state motor carrier safety staff, to conduct a survey of each state’s commercial motor vehicle parking capabilities and needs.

Juszcak said that a presenter from the Federal Highway Administration plans to talk about MAP-21, as it relates to outdoor advertising, sponsorships and partnerships, at the conference.