The two-day, 2006 Texas Ports and Waterways Conference sponsored by TTI wrapped up July 28 in Beaumont with more than 90 professionals in attendance. The conference focused on providing practical information for port authorities, engineers, consultants, government officials and others who deal with the development and management of port facilities in Texas. “The feedback I got from the attendees was that they appreciated the opportunity to hear from experts and fellow transportation managers about the issues that impact them on a daily basis,” said Jim Kruse, the director of TTI’s Center for Ports and Waterways.
The conference included presentations about the environment, regulations and disaster preparation as they relate to ports and waterways. Also, Assistant Agency Director Steve Roop presented information about his Freight Shuttle project.