Transportation For The Future

2019 Maine Transportation Conference

8:15 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, December 5, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta


The keynote speaker will be Allie Kelly of The Ray, a nonprofit organization that has built the nation’s only publicly accessible, living laboratory for transportation innovation. Kelly has helped the organization implement and build almost a dozen groundbreaking, world-leading technology demonstrations, including the first solar road in the United States and the world’s first public demonstration of a drive-through tire safety station. She was the recipient of the 2018 Atlanta Technology Professionals (ATP) Impact Award and was listed twice as one of the 100 Women to Know by Engineering Georgia.

Other technical and policy track discussions will examine a range of topics, including: Pushing Green Buttons: Political Realities of Raising Revenue; Wicked Smart Roads; and Cars of the Future: Consumer Preferences, Barriers and Opportunities in Maine.

There also will be UMaine College of Engineering student paper presentations (11 a.m.) and the popular Max L. Wilder Bridge Breaking Competition (4:30 p.m.).

A full agenda for the conference is available at


This is the 69th presentation of the Maine Transportation Conference. The conference was first held in the late 1940s, and has a tradition of bringing together Maine’s diverse transportation community for discussions of salient issues relating to transportation technology and policy led by national, state and local leaders. The conference also provides a forum for students to present research papers on transportation topics. The conference is presented by the Maine Better Transportation Association, MaineDOT and the Maine Section ASCE.


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