May 14, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Robert Yaro, Steering Committee, North Atlantic Rail Project
Doug McGarrah, Steering Committee, North Atlantic Rail
Dave Westerling, PE, PLS Officer, New England Plan Group
This fourth annual workshop will focus on market and organizational problems related to management of large projects. Using a proposed regional rail program called North Atlantic Rail, speakers will describe how project organization and procurement may be a significant factor in possible delays and cost overruns. New England Plan is a non-profit corporation built on the Regional Plan Association model for public advocacy and good governance. The New England Plan was conceived during the discussion period of the third workshop in this series in November 2019.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
$70 Members, $90 Non-Members
$60 Public Sector Members, $70 Public Sector Non-Members
$25 Senior Members (65+), Students
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductions
Moderator Bill Lyons, PE
President and CEO, Fort Hill Companies
Robert Yaro and Doug McGarrah
Steering Committee, North Atlantic Rail Project
The North Atlantic Rail Project will include three key elements: 1. Early execution of shovel ready rail projects that are the top priority in each state, 2. A high-speed trunk line and network with 100- minute service between New York and Boston and 3. A North Atlantic Rail, Inc. federal-state partnership with new procurement methods and P3 ventures.
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
Dave Westerling, PE, PLS
Officer, New England Plan Group
Background from Workshop III. Earning public support for large infrastructure projects by building trust and clear messaging. Non-profit status allows for public advocacy without partisan divides. It can provide oversight and be a partner to stakeholders and a voice for public good. Early Advice on Southern New England Regional Commission (Pending Federal Legislation) and funding for infrastructure and economic development including wind energy initiatives and electrification of transportation systems.
11:00 -12:00 Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers
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