International Conference on Ecology and Transportation 2025

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(527)
Former Study Number: TPF-5(499)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Dec 16, 2024
Solicitation Number: 1603
Partners: GADOT, ID, NV, NY, PADOT, TX, WA, WV
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date: Jun 30, 2025
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2024
Contract End Date: Jun 30, 2025
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Suggested Contribution:
Total Commitments Received: $36,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Patricia Sergeson
Patricia.sergeson@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3166
Study Champion(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name
Georgia Department of Transportation 2024 $3,000.00 Christopher Goodson Brennan Roney
Idaho Department of Transportation 2024 $5,000.00 Wendy Terlizzi Ned Parrish
Nevada Department of Transportation 2024 $10,000.00 Nova Simpson Lucy Koury
New York State Department of Transportation $0.00
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2024 $2,000.00 Bryon Ruhl Evan Zeiders
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $2,000.00 Clover Clamons Ned Mattila
Washington State Department of Transportation 2025 $10,000.00 Glen Kalisz Jon Peterson
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2024 $2,000.00 Perry Keller Perry Keller
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2025 $2,000.00 Perry Keller Perry Keller

Study Description

There have been thirteen biennial International Conferences on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) since its origin in 1999. The most recent conference was in June of 2023 in Burlington, Vermont and was a combination of in person and virtual.  This pooled fund will support the next conference in 2025 in May that will be an in-person conference in Denver, Colorado cohosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Department and organized by the University of California Davis Road Ecology Center.  There will be a virtual conference option available.

ICOET continues to serve as an invaluable conduit for transportation and ecology professionals to share applicable research and best practices, and to transfer knowledge between experienced practitioners and future leaders.

The ICOET program includes podium presentations, posters on current research, panels, workshops, field trips, and exhibits on topics of interest to researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers. The folks that regularly attend ICOET represent thousands of professionals that work for government, Tribal, academic, non-governmental and private industry from the United States and other countries. The 2023 conference had 493 total participants with 354 in person and another 139 virtual participants.  There were 18 countries, 44 U.S. states, and 2 Canadian provinces in attendance.

This new pooled fund will supersede the previous pooled fund (TPF 5-499) that will be completed December 31, 2023.

Objectives

Provide one ICOET Conference in May of 2025 for communication, technology transfer and information sharing among transportation professionals on ecology issues and transportation. The ICOET Conference will be in Colorado from May 11-15, 2025, cohosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Department, with support from FHWA and organized by the Road Ecology Center at Davis.  There will also be a hybrid component to the conference that folks can attend virtually.

Building on the 2023 ICOET Conference this 14th biennial conference in 2025 will:

• Bring experts around the world to exchange knowledge & best practices on the interrelationship of ecology & transportation.

• The sharing of ideas through presentations, panel discussion, breaks, lunches, receptions, and field trips.

• Expand the shared knowledge and learn about the cutting edge of science on the topic of ecology and transportation.

Scope of Work

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will serve as the lead state to carry out this pooled fund. The Road Ecology Center at UC Davis will organize the ICOET conference for 2025. The ICOET Steering Committee and FHWA will be assisting WSDOT and the  Road Ecology Center in support of the ICOET Conference.

Project Team:

Contract Manager: Jon Peterson, WSDOT Research & Library Services, peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov, (360) 705-7499

Technical Lead: Jeff Dreier, WSDOT Fish & Wildlife Program Manager, drierj@wsdot.wa.gov, (360) 705-7254

Comments

Each pooled fund partner agency will have one representative on the Pooled Fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and as such will be a partner in TAC conference calls. The TAC conference calls will serve to update the partners on the planning activities for the ICOET conference and to collect feedback for the conference planners. The anticipated start date for the pooled fund is July 1, 2024, and the estimated completion date is December 31, 2025.

 

There is no suggested minimum commitment, however a commitment of $2,000 will allow for 1 free in person registration and a commitment of $1,000 will allow for 1 free virtual registration.   For example, if a partner agency contributes $3,000 that would qualify for a combination of 1 in person registrations and 1 virtual registration or 3 virtual registrations.  Partners may include government agencies, private sector entities and international partners.

The minimum funding required to support this pooled fund is $20,000 from all the partners.


Subjects: Energy and Environment Highway and Facility Design

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Document Category Document Type Privacy Document Date Download
Quarterly Report for 2nd Quarter 2024 TPF 5-527 Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter of 2024.docx Progress Report Quarterly Progress Report Public 2024-07-10
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2024 TPF 5-527 Quarterly Report 1st Quarter of 2024.docx Progress Report Quarterly Progress Report Public 2024-04-15
TPF-5(527) Acceptance Memo TPF-5(527) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Other Public 2024-02-02
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Document Category Document Type Privacy Document Date Download
State Led SPR Waiver Approval_Solicitation #1603 State Led SPR Waiver Approval_Solicitation #1603.pdf TPF Study Documentation Solicitation Public 2023-12-11

International Conference on Ecology and Transportation 2025

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(527)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Dec 16, 2024
Solicitation Number: 1603
Partners: GADOT, ID, NV, NY, PADOT, TX, WA, WV
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date: Jun 30, 2025
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2024
Contract End Date: Jun 30, 2025
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $36,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Patricia Sergeson
Patricia.sergeson@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3166
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Georgia Department of Transportation 2024 $3,000.00 Christopher Goodson Brennan Roney 404-347-0595 broney@dot.ga.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2024 $5,000.00 Wendy Terlizzi Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2024 $10,000.00 Nova Simpson Lucy Koury (775) 888-7223 lkoury@dot.nv.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2024 $2,000.00 Bryon Ruhl Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $2,000.00 Clover Clamons Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2025 $10,000.00 Glen Kalisz Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2024 $2,000.00 Perry Keller Perry Keller (304)558-9591 Perry.J.Keller@wv.gov
West Virginia Department of Transportation 2025 $2,000.00 Perry Keller Perry Keller (304)558-9591 Perry.J.Keller@wv.gov

Study Description

Study Description

There have been thirteen biennial International Conferences on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) since its origin in 1999. The most recent conference was in June of 2023 in Burlington, Vermont and was a combination of in person and virtual.  This pooled fund will support the next conference in 2025 in May that will be an in-person conference in Denver, Colorado cohosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Department and organized by the University of California Davis Road Ecology Center.  There will be a virtual conference option available.

ICOET continues to serve as an invaluable conduit for transportation and ecology professionals to share applicable research and best practices, and to transfer knowledge between experienced practitioners and future leaders.

The ICOET program includes podium presentations, posters on current research, panels, workshops, field trips, and exhibits on topics of interest to researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers. The folks that regularly attend ICOET represent thousands of professionals that work for government, Tribal, academic, non-governmental and private industry from the United States and other countries. The 2023 conference had 493 total participants with 354 in person and another 139 virtual participants.  There were 18 countries, 44 U.S. states, and 2 Canadian provinces in attendance.

This new pooled fund will supersede the previous pooled fund (TPF 5-499) that will be completed December 31, 2023.

Objectives

Provide one ICOET Conference in May of 2025 for communication, technology transfer and information sharing among transportation professionals on ecology issues and transportation. The ICOET Conference will be in Colorado from May 11-15, 2025, cohosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Department, with support from FHWA and organized by the Road Ecology Center at Davis.  There will also be a hybrid component to the conference that folks can attend virtually.

Building on the 2023 ICOET Conference this 14th biennial conference in 2025 will:

• Bring experts around the world to exchange knowledge & best practices on the interrelationship of ecology & transportation.

• The sharing of ideas through presentations, panel discussion, breaks, lunches, receptions, and field trips.

• Expand the shared knowledge and learn about the cutting edge of science on the topic of ecology and transportation.

Scope of Work

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will serve as the lead state to carry out this pooled fund. The Road Ecology Center at UC Davis will organize the ICOET conference for 2025. The ICOET Steering Committee and FHWA will be assisting WSDOT and the  Road Ecology Center in support of the ICOET Conference.

Project Team:

Contract Manager: Jon Peterson, WSDOT Research & Library Services, peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov, (360) 705-7499

Technical Lead: Jeff Dreier, WSDOT Fish & Wildlife Program Manager, drierj@wsdot.wa.gov, (360) 705-7254

Comments

Each pooled fund partner agency will have one representative on the Pooled Fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and as such will be a partner in TAC conference calls. The TAC conference calls will serve to update the partners on the planning activities for the ICOET conference and to collect feedback for the conference planners. The anticipated start date for the pooled fund is July 1, 2024, and the estimated completion date is December 31, 2025.

 

There is no suggested minimum commitment, however a commitment of $2,000 will allow for 1 free in person registration and a commitment of $1,000 will allow for 1 free virtual registration.   For example, if a partner agency contributes $3,000 that would qualify for a combination of 1 in person registrations and 1 virtual registration or 3 virtual registrations.  Partners may include government agencies, private sector entities and international partners.

The minimum funding required to support this pooled fund is $20,000 from all the partners.


Subjects: Energy and Environment Highway and Facility Design

Title File/Link Type Private
Quarterly Report for 2nd Quarter 2024 TPF 5-527 Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter of 2024.docx Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2024 TPF 5-527 Quarterly Report 1st Quarter of 2024.docx Progress Report Public
TPF-5(527) Acceptance Memo TPF-5(527) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Title File/Link Type Private
State Led SPR Waiver Approval_Solicitation #1603 State Led SPR Waiver Approval_Solicitation #1603.pdf TPF Study Documentation Public

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