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2017 Northeastern Regional Meeting

Boston, MA


Wednesday, November 8


11:00 AM – 11:10 AM Welcome from ARTBA’s Chairman
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM Opening and Program Overview from Ted Zoli, Senior Vice President, HNTB Corporation

(2009 MacArthur Award Recipient, 2012 ENR Magazine Award of Excellence Recipient)

11:30 AM – Noon Opening Session from John Hillman, President & CEO, HC Bridge Company

(2010 ENR Magazine Award of Excellence Recipient)

Noon – 1:00 PM Keynote Presentation:  SENSEABLE CITIES

Presenter:  Professor Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Laboratory

The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed – alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure. The contribution from Prof. Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.

1:15 – 2:15 PM The Smart City and Infrastructure Development Discussion

Jascha Franklin Hodge, CIO, City of Boston

Suzanne Sloan, Volpe National Transportation Center

2:15 – 2:30 Networking Break
2:30 – 3:15 PM Session #3
3:15 – 5:15 Workshop
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM Networking Reception


Thursday, November 9


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast 
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Workshop Continues
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Presentations by Workshop Groups to Industry Leaders
10:30 – 11:00 AM Closing Comments and Adjourn
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Welcome by Northeastern Region Vice Chairman

Randy Lake, CEO, Oldcastle Materials

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM ARTBA Chairman’s Report
Noon – 1PM Luncheon

Keynote Speaker:  Secretary Pollack, MBTA (invited)

1PM – 1:45 PM Transportation Policy & Regulatory Update

Presenter:  ARTBA Government Affairs

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Networking Break
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Executive Leadership Panel Discussion

The State of the Transportation Design & Construction Industry in the Northeast

Mike Shamma, Northeast Transportation Business Line Leader, Gannett Fleming

Mike McCardle, Chief Development Officer, VHB

Ted Hoffman, Business Development Manager, Lane Construction

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM State Market and Government Affairs Roundtable

Presented by:   ARTBA Chapter Affiliates

Mike Elmendorf, AGC of NYS

Anthony Attanasio, UTCA of NJ

Jim Russ, MTBMA

John Pourbaix, CIM

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Northeastern Region Transportation Construction Market Report

Presenter: Dr. Alison Premo Black, ARTBA SVP & Chief Economist