About the Symposium...

Join the University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure for a special symposium this September. This inaugural symposium will focus on identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Underground Transportation Infrastructure. Topics and presentations are designed to explore the current state of underground transportation infrastructure as well as expose areas that need more research and development. Break-out sessions will allow for collaborative discussion regarding the problems facing underground transportation infrastructure, future demand for underground transportation, as well as prioritizing and strategizing research needs and opportunities.

Who should attend?

This symposium aims to bring together underground transportation industry members, government agency engineers and consultants, and members of academia to identify challenges, expected demands, and opportunities for growth in underground transportation infrastructure.


The Symposium will be held on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Learn more...


Registration for the Symposium is open now. Attendance is limited; therefore, registrations will be accepted in the order received. Full information about fees, options, and payment methods is available. Learn more...

Travel and Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.


Symposium presenters will include tunnel industry experts from the contracting, design and supplier communities. An agenda for the Symposium, showing all presenters, will be available. Keynote lectures from leading researchers and practitioners in the field, as well breakout sessions and group discussions, will take place to identify future demands and research needs, resulting in a report summarizing key findings and strategies.

Symposium Directors

The Symposium is organized by the University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure and is directed by:

Mike Mooney
Professor and Grewcock Distinguished Chair in Underground Construction and Tunneling
Director, Center for Underground Construction & Tunneling
Colorado School of Mines

Marte Gutierrez
Director, University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure
James R.Paden Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

Combined Logos

The University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-UTI) is a Tier 1 University Transportation Center funded by the US Department of Transportation. UTC-UTI is a consortium jointly operated by Colorado School of Mines, California State University Los Angeles and Lehigh University. Find out more at underground.mines.edu/utc-uti.html.

The Center for Underground Construction & Tunneling at Colorado School of Mines offers a number of short courses for industry professionals. A course list is available.

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