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Michael Lewis, AASHTO President, Keynote Speaker at TRC Expo
- By TRC Staff
“Transportation at a Cross Roads – MAP 21 and Beyond” at TRC Expo ‘13
Michael P. Lewis, Director of Rhode Island Department of Transportation and President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming TRC Expo on March 27th at UVM (2pm at Billings Library). Lewis, a UVM alumnus, will focus on the future of planning and maintaining transportation systems given the new norms of limited funding and climate change. He will also speak to new directions in transportation towards multimodalism, livability, resiliency, and sustainability. Leading AASHTO, the nation’s most prestigious surface transportation organization, Lewis has a broad view of the national transportation picture, but also brings a very grounded perspective through his experience leading a small state transportation department in Rhode Island. Brian Searles, Vermont Secretary of Transportation and UVM alumnus, will introduce the lecture.
The TRC Sustainable Expo includes a full day of programs and activities highlighting the diversity and depth of UVM research and programs to support sustainable transportation as well as work by partners from throughout the state. The agenda includes a seminar by Prof. Bob Manning, author of Walking Distance; a seminar describing the Environment. Community. Opportunity. Sustainability. (ECOS) program by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC); and a seminar discussing the recent disasters of Sandy and Irene with NYC Deputy Commissioner Leon Heyward (also a UVM alumnus) and Sue Minter, Deputy Secretary at VTrans. From 8am to 2pm a wide range of posters will be displayed highlighting research and program work in the transportation field by UVM faculty, students, and other transportation professionals.
To see all details on the Expo, visit our event site