URI to host 31st Rhode Island Transportation Forum Oct. 26

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862 |

WHAT: The 31st Rhode Island Transportation Forum, “Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Sustainable Systems for Eternal Peace and Prosperity.” Among the topics are infrastructure monitoring, intelligent infrastructure, the legal right to a healthy climate and new materials for strength and longevity. See the full schedule.

WHO: U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, David M. Dooley, University of Rhode Island president; Raymond M. Wright, dean of URI’s College of Engineering; Mayrai Gindy, URI associate professor of civil and environmental engineering; David Fish, administrator of project management for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation; Carlos C. Machado, division administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation; K. Wayne Lee, URI professor of civil and environmental engineering and Rhode Island Transportation Research center; and Yonghyon Kim, consul general of the Republic of Korea in Boston, who will give the keynote address at 12:35 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: University of Rhode Island Memorial Union Ballroom, 50 Lower College Road, Kingston Campus.

TO MAKE COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Contact Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-874-5862.