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 Tennessee Sustainable Forum & Expo 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.
Want to learn more information about this year’s STF&E? 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.
Want to read last year’s awards announcement at STF&E? Click here!