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STPA ASPA Reception
Watch your email and the STPA Facebook page for details on the STPA reception sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the Madhatter. You don't want to miss this fun time to catch up with STPA members and meet new members!

STPA Student Paper Competition Call 

STPA invites undergraduate and graduate students who have written research papers related to transportation policy and administration to submit their papers for consideration. The best paper will receive a cash award of $100 plus free one-year memberships in ASPA and STPA. Deadline for receiving papers is February 15, 2019 . For details, see the STPA Facebook page or website

STPA Board Positions Available
Join the STPA board! We have a few board positions open and the term will start following the Spring ASPA conference. The board meets a few times during the year via web conference or conference call and holds the annual section meeting at ASPA each year (attendance at ASPA not required to serve on the board). This is a great group who are looking for assistance as we chart the way forward for the section. Join the team! If interested, please contact Becky Lutte at (Elections to be held at the section meeting at ASPA) 

STPA at ASPA in Washington DC
We are looking forward to the 2019 ASPA Conference in Washington DC and your STPA Board has been hard at work preparing for the conference. In this newsletter you will find important conference information and dates.
The 2019 ASPA Conference will focus on four key areas: public finance, infrastructure, social equity, and public service. ASPA has an infrastructure track rate of $339 for the dates of March 10 and 11.  
The STPA Section meeting will be Sunday March 10 from 4:45 pm to 6 pm. Reception following the meeting at The Madhatter 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Reception Sponsor:

"The Future of Financing Infrastructure, Creating Jobs and Boosting Economic Development"
Sunday March 10th 11:45 am to 12:30 pm.  The panel features the following research presentations:
  • Leveraging Defense Infrastructure for Economic Development, Chad R. Miller PhD, Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Innovative Practices in Local Infrastructure Finance: A Mixed-Method Approach. Can Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida International University, John Bartle, PhD, Dean and Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Advocating for Transit Infrastructure: A 10-city investigation of how advocacy networks impact infrastructure development and policy, J. Allen Staley, Doctoral Student, Tennessee State University
  • Determinants of Infrastructure Investment in American Local Governments: The Case of Florida Counties, Xiaoheng Wang, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Critical Issues in Infrastructure Workforce and Policy-Making" Monday, March 11, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The panel features the following research presentations:
  • Women in Aviation: A Workforce Study, Rebecca K. Lutte, Ph.D. (presenter), Assistant Professor, Aviation Institute, University of Nebraska Omaha, Jacqueline Luedtke, Ph.D., Professor, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Shannon M. Morrison, Ph.D., Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Center for Aviation Studies, The Ohio State University
  • Pedestrian Infrastructure as Politics and Policy: A Qualitative Analysis of how Local Governments Conceptualize Pedestrian Spaces, Anthony Campbell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Tennessee State University, Cara Robinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tennessee State University, Adam Blair, MRP, Doctoral Student, Tennessee State University
  • Road Rage: Countering Vehicular Weaponization in the United States, Gerard Wellman, PhD, Associate Professor, California State University, Stanislaus, Josephine Hazelton, Doctoral Student, University of Nebraska at Omaha
 STPA Supported Book

STPA Officer, Dr. Olga V. Smirnova of East Carolina University edited a new book featuring numerous STPA contributors. Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth published by IGI Global examines contemporary transportation issues through the lens of various modes of transportation while also focusing on the importance of sustainability, urban planning, and funding. The book covers the topics of sustainability and climate change, public management and planning, financing of transportation infrastructure, and revenue and spending issues facing modern transportation infrastructure. It is ideally designed for engineers, planners, government officials, transportation specialists, legislators, researchers, academicians, students, and industry professionals seeking current research on sustainable transport systems.

Sponsored by

This newsletter is sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and the Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation