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, HNTB

A 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, MaineDOT

A 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 Maine

Bridge 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, VHB

The 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, MaineDOT

Inside 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, ASCE

Student 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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