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“Virginia – The Gateway to the World”
Marriott-Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration 4th Floor-Marriott Foyer

1:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.

Transportation Village – Host: City of Norfolk
Corner of Granby & Main Sts., Downtown Norfolk

10:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon

Projects in Action – Tours

    A River Tour of APMT Terminals, the Midtown Tunnel, and Jordan Bridge Projects aboard the “Carrie B”
    “RIDE the TIDE!” - Norfolk Light Rail Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Conference Welcome -  Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)

Mistress of Ceremonies
Cathy Lewis – WHRO Public Media

Presentation of Colors
United States Coast Guard, Honor Guard
National Anthem
Carlos J. Clanton
Executive Director
Norfolk Education Foundation
Welcome
The Honorable Paul Fraim
Mayor, City of Norfolk

Welcome & Call to Order
Opening Remarks & Conference Goals
“Virginia – The Gateway to the World”
The Honorable Sean T. Connaughton
Secretary of Transportation
Commonwealth of Virginia

Opening Guest Speaker
Victor M. Mendez
Federal Highway Administrator


 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
(Cont’d)

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary Session - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)

Title:   Projects of Statewide and Regional Significance

Moderator:  The Honorable Sean T. Connaughton
Secretary of Transportation
Commonwealth of Virginia
Panelists:

  • Interstate 81 Truck Climbing Lanes
  • Dana M. Martin, Commonwealth Transportation Board, Salem District
  • Richard L. Caywood, P.E., Salem District Administrator
  • Brian C. Stieritz, P.E., Senior Vice President, Director of Design Build/Construction, CH2M Hill

 

  • Midtown & Downtown Tunnels and M. L. King Expressway Extension
  • Aubrey L. Layne, Jr., Commonwealth Transportation Board, Hampton Roads District
  • Dennis W. Heuer, P.E., Hampton Roads District Engineer
  • Karl Reichelt, Executive Vice President, Skanska Infrastructure Development, Americas
  • Chris Guthkelch, Elizabeth River Crossings Project Director

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Break
Refreshments in Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)


 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
(Cont’d)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION – Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)
Title:  Launching the Future from Virginia’s Commercial Spaceport, MARS
Moderator:  Dr. Billie M. Reed, Executive Director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority
Panelists:

  • Dr. Peter Wegner, Director of the U.S. Department of Defense,

                     Operationally Responsive Space Program

  • Tom Shelley, President, Space Adventures
  • Patti Grace Smith, President, PGS Consulting
  • Bill Wrobel, Director, NASA Wallops Flight Facility
  • Carl E. Walz, Colonel, USAF (ret), Vice President for Human Space Flight Operations, Orbital Science Corporation

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Reception
(Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Buffet Dinner
(Exhibit Hall - Norfolk Ballroom, 1st floor)


 

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration - 4th Floor-Marriott Foyer

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

10:00 a.m. –
4:00 p.m.

Transportation Village – Host: City of Norfolk
Corner of Granby & Main Sts., Downtown Norfolk

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION – Virginia Port Authority - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)
Title:   The  Importance of Multimodal Transportation to Virginia’s Global Competiveness:  A Customer Perspective
Moderator:  Jerry Bridges, Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority
Panelists:

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Break
Refreshments in Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

10:00 a.m.- 12
noon

Projects in Action – Tours

  • A River Tour of APMT Terminals, the Midtown Tunnel, and Jordan Bridge Projects aboard the “Carrie B”
  • “RIDE the TIDE!” - Norfolk Light Rail Tour

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION – Department of Rail and Public Transportation - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)
Title:   Creating Connections Through Transportation Choice
Moderator:  Thelma Drake, Director, Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Panelists:


 

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011
(Cont’d)

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Break
Refreshments in Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell
Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia

Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch
Lunch  in Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION – Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)
Title:  DMV: Gateway to Service
Moderator:  Richard D. Holcomb, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
Panelists:

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Projects in Action – Tours

  • A River Tour of APMT Terminals, the Midtown Tunnel, and Jordan Bridge Projects aboard the “Carrie B”
  • “RIDE the TIDE!” - Norfolk Light Rail Tour

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Break
Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION – Virginia Department of Transportation - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)
Title:  Advancing the Governor’s Transportation Program: The Economic and Operational Benefits of the VDOT Business Plan
Moderator:  Gregory A. Whirley, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Transportation
Panelists: 


 

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011
(Cont’d)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Break
Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION – Virginia Department of Aviation - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)

Title:  Virginia's Global Aviation Access
Moderator:  Randall Burdette, Director, Virginia Department of Aviation
Panelists:

  • Jack Potter, CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Nancy Van Duyne, Vice President, Congressional Affairs, United Airlines
  • Thomas O. Loehr, Executive Vice President, Crosspointe, Rolls-Royce North America Inc. (invited)

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION – Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)

Title:  Alternative Fuel Infrastructure in Virginia
Introduction: Bruce Gould, Executive Director, Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
Moderator:   Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities

Panelists:

5:45 – 6:00 p.m.

Reception
Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Buffet Dinner
Exhibit Hall  (Norfolk Ballroom- 1st Floor)

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Sports Lounge
(Piano Bar)


 

Friday, December 9, 2011

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental  Breakfast
Marriott Foyer – 4th Floor

8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION  -  Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)

Title:   Transportation Funding
Moderator:  The Honorable Sean T. Connaughton,
Secretary of Transportation
Commonwealth of Virginia
Panelists:

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break
Refreshments in Marriott Foyer – 4th Floor

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION - Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)

Title:   Transportation Funding – Cont’d
Moderator:  The Honorable Sean T. Connaughton,
Secretary of Transportation
Commonwealth of Virginia
Topics:

  • 2012 Funding Legislation
  • DoAV and VCSFA Competitive Analysis
  • Maritime Competitive Analysis
  • Other Transportation Initiatives

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

 

Title:  General Assembly 2012 – A Preview
Martin Briley

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon & Adjournment
Norfolk Ballroom – 1st Floor