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63rd Maine Transportation Conference - Agenda

7:00 – 8:00 Registration (Main Lobby)
 

8:15 – 8:45 Welcome Address

  • The Honorable Governor Paul R. LePage
  • Dr. Dana Humphrey, Dean of Engineering, UMaine
  • David Bernhardt, Commissioner, MaineDOT

8:45 – 9:30 Keynote Address

A Darwinian View of Transportation -- How and Why We Need to Evolve

  • Cynthia Burbank, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.

9:30 – 10:30 Session I– Policy Track

Moderator: Dugan Murphy, Main Street Skowhegan

Trending Communities of the Future

  • Andrew Deci, City of Bath
  • Delilah Poupore, Heart of Biddeford
  • Dugan Murphy, Main Street Skowhegan

9:30 – 10:30 Session I– Technical Track

Moderator:Peter Merfeld, Maine Turnpike Authority

Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Extreme Weather Events
    • Dr. Jennifer Jacobs, UNH
  • Envision: A Sustainable Rating System for Civil Engineering Projects
    • Anthony Puntin, The Louis Berger Group
    • Peter Richardson, Green International Affiliates, Inc.
 
10:30 – 11:00 Break
 

11:00 – Noon Session II– Policy Track

Moderator: Bruce Van Note, MaineDOT

Funding the Future

  • State Revenue Initiatives and Lessons for the Federal Program
    • Joung Lee, AASHTO Center for Excellence in Project Finance
  • Oregon Road Usage / Charge Program
    • James Whitty, Oregon DOT

11:00 – Noon Session II– Technical Track

Moderator: Dr. Per Garder, UMaine

Student Papers

  • Traffic Calming: Patrick Celestine, UMaine
  • Designing Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities for an Active, Healthier Maine: Lindsey Kandiko, UMaine
  • Recycled Materials as Asphalt Additives: Kody Price, UMaine
  • Wrong-Way Driving: Nicole Scott, UMaine

Noon – 1:45 Luncheon Program

Moderator: W. Scott Gorneau, Maine Chapter of ASCE President

  • ASCE President
    • AWARD

2:00 – 3:00 Session III– Policy Track

Moderator: Matt Wickenheiser, Business Writer

Nature of Transportation

  • Sea Level Rise, Storm Surge, and Transportation Design Policy
    • Dr. Samuel Merrill, Catalysis Adaptation Partners
  • Dust Storms: The Challenge to Ensure Motorist Safety
    • Jennifer Toth, Arizona DOT

2:00 - 3:00 SESSION III – TECHNICAL TRACK

Moderator: Cheryl Martin, Maine FHWA

Smart (Wicked Smart) Infrastructure

  • FHWA Intelligent Compaction Asphalt Density Study - Island Falls, I-95
    • Richard Bradbury, MaineDOT
  • 3D Modeling- Exit 113
    • Shawn Smith, MaineDOT
    • Trevin Cobb, HNTB Corp
    • Steve Groves and Jesse Howard, Pike Industries, Inc.
 
3:00 – 3:30 BREAK
 

3:30 – 4:30 SESSION IV – POLICY TRACK

Moderator: Daniel Morin, Maine Turnpike Authority

How to use Social Media to Build your Construction Business

  • Joan Crocker, Flyte New Media

3:30 – 4:30 SESSION IV – TECHNICAL TRACK

Moderator: Joyce Taylor, MaineDOT

Safe Infrastructure

  • Advanced Bridge Safety Initiative
    • Dr. William Davids, UMaine
  • Pedestrian safety and ITS - A report of Finland
    • Dr. Per Garder, UMaine
 

4:30 – 5:15 SOCIAL - BRIDGE COMPETITION

5:30 – 6:15 DINNER

 

6:15 – 7:30 EVENING SESSION

Moderator: Alex Nash, UMaine ASCE Student Chapter President

MAX L. WILDER AWARD

  • Presented by Thomas Gorrill, MBTA President

20th Century Solutions for 21st Century Problems

  • Honorable James S. Simpson, Commissioner of NJ DOT

 

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This page last updated on 11/25/13

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