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Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference 2018
September 30, 2018 - October 3, 2018
Morrison Hershfield is proud to be a Supporter Level Sponsor at this year’s TAC conference, and we have the pleasure of sending three talented transportation professionals to present. The focus this year is “Innovation and Technology: Evolving Transportation,” and transportation industry professionals from all over North America attend. Visit our presenters during the conference to learn about some innovative projects and solutions to unique transportation challenges.
Road Safety Study for Rehabilitation of Belize’s Philip Goldson Highway
Co-presented by: Andres Baez, Morrison Hershfield and Raheem Dilgir, Transafe
October 2nd @ 9:30 am in Gallery D
Learn how road safety and traffic engineering played a role in supporting Climate Resilient Infrastructure Projects in Belize. Canadian expertise was integrated into a road rehabilitation project in an emerging developing country, to make a strategic highway safer and more efficient for all modes and support country goals related to both road safety and climate change. The lessons learned in this project are easily transferrable to like-minded countries with similar goals.
The Government of Belize is a leader in road safety among Caribbean countries. Its vision is that Belize will have the safest roads among Latin American and Caribbean countries, and will work toward the ultimate goal of zero traffic fatalities and zero serious injuries. Through the National Climate Resilient Investment Plan (NCRIP) and The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (CRIP), funded by the World Bank, the Belize government prioritized the Philip Goldson Highway between miles 9.5 and 24.5 as a very vulnerable road to impacts from climate change and critical to the country’s economic growth. The corridor is an essential part of the country’s highway system and its vulnerability could severely impact Belize’s GDP development. Morrison Hershfield, as part of a Canadian team of consultants, contributed to the design improvements to the Philip Goldson Highway, by providing overall technical leadership, traffic engineering services and in collaboration with Transafe, highway system road safety assessment.
Cycling Facilities on Trans-Canada Highway
Co-presented by Keith Dustin and Brad Hewton
October 3rd @ 9:30 AM in Gallery Suite 1
Have you ever felt unsafe cycling on a highway? Have you ever been driving and feel the cyclists are in danger? In Ontario, cyclists spoke up and the province listened. Keith and Brad will be presenting options for introducing bike lanes on provincial highways. In order to make our highways safer for cyclists who are already using them, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) sought the advice of a professional consulting firm to help find the best solutions. Join us to review the options that were suggested and the challenges we faced while connecting on road and off road cycling routes across the province.
About the Presenters
Andres Enrique Baez, Senior Transportation Engineer/Planner: Andres is a well-rounded transportation consultant known for his balanced approach to engineering, planning and context-sensitive design. His public and private sector experience equips him with a practical view for implementable solutions in the context of municipal development frameworks. The focus of his practice is on the interaction between transportation and land-uses, with an emphasis on multimodal systems. He brings an invaluable vantage point to sustainable transportation solutions and best practices from his early years of experience in Bogota, Colombia; following pursuance of post-graduate studies in Urban Planning in Montreal, and successive transportation engineering professional practice in most of Canada’s major cities.
Keith Dustin, Principal and Director of Operations, Transportation East: Keith has over 30 years of experience in detail design, preliminary design, environmental assessments, value engineering, contract administration and corridor investment planning primarily in the Province of Ontario. Keith has been involved in the planning, design, and implementation of active transportation facilities since the early 90’s when he led the development of standards and the design and implementation of the commuter cycling network for the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton (Ottawa). Recently he has led projects focused on improving safety for active transportation at key intersections including fully protected intersections and some of Ottawa’s first cross-rides. In the past year he has been involved in the first projects to add cycling facilities on Ontario highways.
Brad Hewton, Project Manager, Transportation Engineer and Technical Lead: Brad is a Project Manager and Transportation Engineer in Morrison Hershfield’s Ottawa Transportation Design Group. Brad has 11 years of experience in Preliminary and Detail Design, Contract Administration and Environmental Assessments. Brad has previously spent 5+ years with the Ministry of Transportation