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2019 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo

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UT Conference Center

600 Henley Street

4th Floor

Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

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CONFERENCE TIMELINE:

Pre-Conference events, Monday September 30, 2019:
Tennessee Rail Transit Leadership Summit, 1-5pm, Room 413
Inaugural Tennessee Alt-Fuel School Bus Users Group Meeting, 1:30-3pm, Room 403
RNG Basics & Transportation Use in Tennessee, 3-5pm, Room 403

STFE Conference, Tuesday October 1, 2019:
Main Conference Schedule, 9am-5pm
Ride n' Drive event, 5pm-6pm
ETCleanFuels-sponsored Networking Reception, 6-8pm, Knoxville Sunsphere

STFE Conference, Wednesday October 2, 2019:
Main Conference Schedule, 8:30am-2pm

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and Tennessee Clean Fuels (TNCleanFuels) will hold the fifth annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo (STF&E) on October 1-2, 2019 at the UT Conference Center in downtown Knoxville, TN. The forum will highlight new research and technologies that improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address the mobility needs of all Tennesseans. Panelists and speakers from across the country will highlight best practices to transform transportation systems efficiently, affordably, and sustainably. Click here to review the preliminary 2019 STF&E agenda.

Each year, STF&E features an alternative fuel vehicle and equipment showcase as well as a luncheon that honors both winners of the Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards (TSTAs) and new inductees to the Tennessee Green Fleets (TGF) Certification program. STF&E attendees can also enjoy an evening networking reception at the famous Knoxville Sunsphere as part of the event.

The TSTAs, organized by TDEC and TDOT, recognize outstanding initiatives to improve the efficiency, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of transportation systems in the state, consistent with ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans, provide for a strong economy, and protect and enhance our state’s natural resources. Learn more about the TSTAs at www.tn.gov/environment/TSTA.

Through TNCleanFuels' TGF Certification Program, any Tennessee-based fleet can apply for certification for its efforts toward reducing petroleum consumption, improving air quality, and increasing the use of alternative fuels or advanced vehicle technologies. For more information, visit TNCleanFuels.org.

Finally, STF&E organizers have solicited proposals for a poster display session during the event. Posters will highlight projects or research that can improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address the mobility needs of Tennesseans. Topics in previous years included multi-modal transportation projects, fleet and alternative fuel infrastructure innovations, shared vehicle programs (e.g., bikesharing, carsharing), and more.

For more information about the 2019 STF&E, visit the event's official website at www.sustainabletransportationforum.com.

FAQs

How much does registration cost for the 2019 STF&E?

An advanced conference registration rate of $35 will be available until September 17, at which point registration will increase to $45 per person. Day-of registration will cost $50 per person.

Students, however, may register for the event at a discounted rate of $5 and must present their student IDs at the time of event sign-in.

Discounted registration is available to speakers, poster presenters, TSTA/TGF winners, and event sponsors. Please contact TDEC.OEP@tn.gov with any questions about registration costs.

I can't pay by credit card—how can I reserve my tickets?

In addition to registering through the Eventbrite page, STF&E organizers can also accept payment by check. Just send payment with a note detailing how many tickets you'd like—as well as the names and contact information for the people attending—to the ETCleanFuels Knoxville office:

East Tennessee Clean Fuels

311 Conference Center Bldg.

Knoxville, TN 37996-4134

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Downtown Knoxville's bike-share program, Pace, lets users rent bikes for $1/half hour, and docking stations are distributed across the city and UT's campus.

Additionally, Knoxville Area Transit offers a free trolley service with several routes that service the downtown, UT, and Old City areas. Each route passes within walking distance of the UT Conference Center. Just get on and ride - no tickets required!

Finally, parking will be available for a flat rate of $5/day adjacent to the UT Conference Center in the Locust Street Parking Garage.

I'm traveling from out of town. Where can I stay while I'm attending the event?

For attendees that require overnight accommodations, hotel blocks are available at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park (code: STR) and the Hilton Knoxville. These discounted rates will expire when the group blocks sell out, so be sure to book accommodations early.

Once I've arrived at the UT Conference Center, how do I get to the event?

Once you arrive at the Center, take the elevators near the back of the building to the 4th floor, and you'll see the registration table as soon as you arrive!

I have other STF&E questions. Who can I contact?

Please contact STF&E organizers at TDEC.OEP@tn.gov or 615-253-1947. You can also visit the event’s official website at www.sustainabletransportationforum.com for more information.

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Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

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