Behind the Podium at Northeastern District ITE Annual Meeting
October 26, 2013
HSH is very proud to have been a presenter at this year’s Northeastern District Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Meeting in Northampton, MA. While Dan Nelson, P.E., Manager of Roadway Design, presented at the ‘Making Streets More Complete’ session, our Public Involvement Specialist Nate-Cabral Curtis made a presentation at the ‘Effective Transportation Implementation through Public Involvement’ session.
Dan’s presentation highlighted projects where HSH has developed ‘Complete Streets in Constrained Environments’. The presentation explored how we’ve accommodated for Complete Streets in environments with various restrictions, such as the existing buildings on the Adams Green Transportation Improvements project in Quincy, the competing needs of bicyclist, pedestrians, and vehicles on the Arlington Center Mobility Improvement project, and redesigning to provide wider sidewalks, separate bicycle facilities, and to accommodate for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lanes on the Melnea Cass Boulevard project in Roxbury.
Nate’s presentation, titled ‘Effective Public Involvement Leads to On Time Project Delivery’ documented HSH’s close involvement in supporting transparent, responsive and thorough public involvement efforts associated with MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program, including the Burns Bridge in Worcester and the Fore River Bridge Replacement project in Quincy and Weymouth. Nate’s involvement on the Fore River Bridge substantially contributed to the highly-contentious moving forward to the construction stage in November of 2012.