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NMSU will host transportation, construction conference April 12-14


New Mexico State University will host the 2023 New Mexico Transportation and Construction Conference, “Transforming Business as Usual into a Better Tomorrow,” Wednesday-Friday, April 12-14, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., NMSU said in a news release.

 NM TransCon includes a technical program with four plenary sessions and 13 concurrent sessions organized by leaders of the industry for industry professionals to stay up to date with trends and cutting-edge technologies in civil infrastructure. NM TransCon organizers anticipate 500 attendees and expect 37 sponsorships and vendors to participate, the news release said.

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales is the conference’s opening speaker at 1:30 p.m. April 12, followed by New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Sec. Ricky Serna. Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray, a nonprofit that has built the nation’s only publicly accessible, living laboratory for transportation innovation, will address the conference as the keynote speaker at noon April 13.

NM TransCon is hosted by NMSU’s College of Engineering in collaboration with NMDOT, American Planning Association-New Mexico, American Society of Civil Engineers-New Mexico Section, American Council of Engineering Companies-New Mexico, Asphalt Pavement Association-New Mexico, Associated Contractors of New Mexico and the Federal Highway Administration-New Mexico Division.

To register for the conference and view the full agenda, visit https://engrnm.nmsu.edu/professional-development/conferences/nm-trans-con.html.