Maine Transportation Conference Session Schedule


WELCOME
Bruce Van Note, MaineDOT Commissioner
Dr. Dana Humphrey, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Maine

KEYNOTE: NAVIGATING THE SEA OF CHANGE: WE ALL RISE TOGETHER
Carol Martsolf, Vice President, Chief Learning Officer, Urban Engineers

Time Session Link
9:00 AM TECHNICAL SESSION 1: NEVER LET A GOOD CRISIS GO TO WASTE
Moderator: Paul Godfrey, HNTBA Look at Traffic Volumes Throughout the Pandemic

Ariel Greenlaw, Traffic Engineer, HNTB

https://youtu.be/3bwijS0n10c
Project Cost Savings

Wayne Frankhauser, Bridge Program Manager, MaineDOT

https://youtu.be/7v7K7BTKF_c
9:00 AM POLICY SESSION 1: FEDERAL/CONGRESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES
ON PRESSING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Moderator: Jennifer Brickett, MaineDOTA View from Washington

Murphie Barrett, Vice President, AGC of America
Jim Tymon, Executive Director, AASHTO

https://youtu.be/WLHGS4ptJNk
10:00 AM SPECIAL SESSION: GET THE GRADES!
2020 REPORT CARD ON MAINE’S INFRASTRUCTURE – LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE RELEASE
11:00 AM SPECIAL SESSION: ASCE 2020 REPORT CARD RELEASE
& A LOOK AT FREIGHT IN NORTHERN MAINE

Report Card: Six Transportation Areas
Dan Bouchard, President Maine Section, ASCE
https://youtu.be/QYuqfUj4P-o
A Look at Freight Rail Improvements in Northern Maine
Gordon Edington, Project Manager, VHB
https://youtu.be/QKhZYwYwuSg
1:00 PM STUDENT PAPERS
Moderator: Dr. Per Garder, University of MaineBridge Safety: A Look at Structural Safety and Low Clearance in Maine
Ethan Cates, UMaine
Student Presentations
https://youtu.be/pNOUMLLuGy0
Safety Study of Selected Sections of N1 & N5 Highway in Bangladesh Using iRAP Methodology
A.S.M. Mohaiminul Islam, UMaine
Calming Traffic with Raised Crosswalks: Stevens Avenue in Portland, ME
Anthony Salafia, UMaine
Rollovers Involving Multitroop Carrier Vehicles
Andrew Guimond, UMaine
2:00 PM TECHNICAL SESSION 2: HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR CLIMATOLOGIST TODAY?
Moderator: Mackenzie Bowe, VHBThe Latest Sea Level Rise and Storm Trends in Maine:
Where We’ve Been and Where We Might be Going
Peter Slovinsky, Marine Geologist, Maine Geological Survey

Maine’s Climate Council
Joyce Taylor, Chief Engineer, MaineDOT

https://youtu.be/aS3FcJ8KXxY
2:00 PM POLICY SESSION 2: ADA AFTER 30 YEARS
Moderator: Paul Merrill, MaineDOTInside the White House During the Passage of the ADA
Hon. John Sununu, Former White House Chief of Staff
https://youtu.be/vpXk_CrrTfk
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Transportation 30 Years Hence
Kim Moody, Executive Director, Disability Rights Maine
https://youtu.be/QQiWvt6lVEQ
3:00 PM Q & A WITH MAINEDOT COMMISSIONER BRUCE VAN NOTE
Moderator: Nina Fisher, MaineDOT Deputy Commissioner
https://youtu.be/LZlJ9yyDZkc
4:30 PM TRIVIA NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR
Hosted by HNTB Corporation
Time Session Link
11:00 AM TECHNICAL SESSION 3: DASHBOARDS, MAPS AND OTHER COOL STUFF
GIS in Transportation – Helping to Chart the Course as We Navigate a Sea of Information
Nate Kane, Director of GIS Services, MaineDOT
https://youtu.be/N8yi4lSf8IA
Online Maps for Rural Communities
Tora Johnson, GIS Director, UMaine Machias
https://youtu.be/JTEPOn2C7Kc
Using Streetlogix for Pavement Management and Transportation Planning
Thea Youngs, GIS Specialist, City of Portland
https://youtu.be/0GNtKZMrcUQ
11:00 AM POLICY SESSION 3: MANAGING THROUGH A PANDEMIC: CONSULTANTS’ VIEW

Executing Work During Covid-19: Thinking Differently About How We Perform Work
Gregory Goyette, Principal – Transportation, Stantec

https://youtu.be/mXG-1Y08qf0
Managing the Workplace During Covid-19: Changing Trends in Work Culture
Tonya Spry, Director Human Resources, WSP USA
https://youtu.be/ffD2KM5M3Nc
1:00 PM A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM MAINE’S SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS https://youtu.be/Vp1Wec7Sc6Q
1:30 PM AWARDS PRESENTATION
Moderator: Dan Bouchard, President, Maine Section, ASCEStudent Paper Awards
Presented by Irv Smith, President, Maine Better Transportation Association

Paul L. Lariviere Awards
Presented by Todd Jorgensen, FHWA Division Administrator

AASHTO 25-Year Pins & David H. Stevens Award
Presented by Bruce Van Note, MaineDOT Commissioner

Afternoon sessions:
https://youtu.be/NNgiZc2WqpU
2:00 PM LIVE Q & A – ALL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS INVITED
3:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS
Bruce Van Note, MaineDOT Commissioner

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