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68th Maine Transportation Conference to explore ‘Smart Moves: Connected Transportation Systems’

Community Author: Kathryn Buxton
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Kathryn Buxton | BDN
Kathryn Buxton | BDN

AUGUSTA — The 68th Maine Transportation Conference will focus on “Smart Moves: Connected Transportation Systems” 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Augusta Civic Center.

The keynote speaker will be Kirk Steudle, Senior Vice President, Transportation Systems, Econolite. Steudle is the former director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), where he oversaw the development of the American Center for Mobility and launched one of the most advanced connected vehicle programs in the country.

Other technical and policy track discussions will examine a range of topics, from work Maine and Pennsylvania are doing to advance connected transportation to a presentation titled “Vehicles from the Future on Streets from the 1600’s” about Boston’s work to modernize its transportation systems.

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.).

The full agenda of the 68th Maine Transportation Conference is available online at bit.ly/68thMTCagenda.

ABOUT: This is the 68th 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.

INFO:  Contact Maria Fuentes, 207-592-0227 or Maria@MBTAonline.org.