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2013 New England Transportation Conference & Awards

Presented by the ACT Patriot Chapter

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
  • Seaport Hotel
  • South Boston Waterfront
  • 8:15 am - 4:00 pm

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Conference Program

8:15 - 9:00 AM - Registration/Breakfast 

8:15 - 3:15 PM - Exhibits 

9:00 - 10:15 AM - Opening Session 

Introduction & Welcome: Kay Carson, Patriot President 

Trends in TDM & Public Policy: Rob Henry, ACT Vice President 

Keynote Address: Sen. John F. Keenan, Quincy, MA 

10:15 - 10:30 AM - Break 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM -Concurrent Sessions 

Parking & TDM Workshop - Jim Barr, UVM/New England Parking Council & Kris Locke, Associate Director, CommuterChoice, TDM and Sustainability, Harvard University 

Bike Infrastructure/Safety: Nicole Freedman, Boston Bikes; Mike Tremblay, Howard/Stein-Hudson Assoc.; Dan Sewell, Zagster 

Successful New England Projects 

  • Brunswick Maine Explorer Bus - Lee Karker, MCH, Inc., 
  • MBTA Commuter Rail bike pilot - Andrea Leary, North Shore TMA 
  • Carsharing in VT - Annie Bourdon, CarShare Vermont 

12:00 PM - Break 

12:10 - 1:30 PM - TDM Awards & Luncheon: Speaker, Zipcar President Mark Norman 

1:30 PM - Break 

1:40 - 3:00 PM - Concurrent Sessions 

Transit Oriented Development, James Hoyte, Harvard University; Eric Halvorsen, MAPC; Stephanie Pollack, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy 

Successful New England Projects  

  •  CTfastrak & New Haven Hartford Springfield Rail - Michael Sanders, CT DOT 
  • Cape Flyer Train - Tom Cahir, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority 
  • Amtrak Downeaster Expansion/Bike Share - Patricia Quinn, Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority

 Rural/Suburban Transportation Options: Aaron Brown, Vital Communities; Catherine Paquette, MassRIDES; Melissa Zampitella, vRide 

3:00 - 3:10 PM - Break 

3:10 - 4:00 PM - Mini-film Festival & Raffle- Stan Franzeen, Director, Junction TMO/Pfizer