The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute will host two emerging issues seminars to mark the beginning of a collaborative educational agreement between NDSU and the University of Modern Sciences—Dubai. Under the agreement, NDSU will conduct research and provide instruction to UMS students in the areas of transportation and logistics and emergency management. The seminars are free and open to the public.
- "Threats to Transportation Operations and Facilities Posed by Terrorist Organizations" is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 29, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Prairie room.
Jarret Brachman, institute transportation security lecturer and global threat intelligence manager for Wells Fargo, will give an in-depth look at recent terror attacks and provide insight into security implications for the global transportation industry.
- "Next Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems for Smart Cities" is set for Tuesday, March 1, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Badlands room.
Raj Bridgelall, program director for the Center for Surface Mobility Applications and Real-time Simulation environments, known as SMARTSe, will provide a sample of research needs that will expose the complexities and interdependencies between transportation supply, transportation demand, performance measures and policy making.
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