Supply chain disruptions

Watch this webinar to learn more about the current trends observed in supply chain disruptions and the steps industry leaders take to manage risks and logistics on capital program delivery.

Supply chain disruptions have been wreaking havoc on projects large and small for the last two years. Inflation, labor shortages and other pandemic-related issues have exposed vulnerabilities in capital program delivery. Public agencies are struggling to meet deadlines and budgets amid the delays caused.

In this webinar, industry leaders shared how they manage these risks and what steps they take to minimize capital program difficulties.


This webinar cover:

  • Trends we have seen with supply chain disruption in the past.
  • How agencies collaborate with the right stakeholders to keep supplies moving.
  • What agencies are doing differently to keep their projects on track.


Speakers:

Mike Tooley

Aurigo Industry Lead and former Head of Montana DOT

Dr. Ann L. Schneider

President at Ann L Schneider and Associates LLC and
former Secretary of Illinois DOT

 

 

Choosing the right project for your agency’s capital program

Gain crucial insights from the webinar on picking the right projects to support your agency’s strategic objectives and meet the community’s infrastructure needs for maximizing the impact on your constituents.

When it comes to managing your capital program, choosing the right projects to execute is a critical first step. Agencies need to make sure their program supports the strategic objectives and delivers the infrastructure their community needs. This can be challenging when you have multiple, often competing, project requests, multiple sources of funds to consider, and several different stakeholder groups to satisfy. How do you determine which projects to design and build, and when? In this webinar, industry leaders will share their insights on how to pick the right set of projects to maximize the impact on your constituents.


This webinar cover:

  • How agencies are currently managing the project prioritization process
  • What criteria should be used to evaluate the importance
  • Tracking funding sources as you build your program
  • How to ensure the right level of public participation


Speakers:

Rudy Emami

Director of Public Works
City of Anaheim, CA

Jesse Neufeld

Manager-Transportation Design,
Construction Engineering and Public works
City of Victoria, British Columbia

 

 

Cross-agency collaboration on major capital projects

Watch the webinar to learn about the challenges and lessons learned while completing The Brent Spence Bridge, where two agencies came together to ensure that the projects get completed promptly.

How to streamline collaboration with neighboring agencies to deliver major capital projects?

The Brent Spence Bridge connecting the state of Ohio and Kentucky and the Interstate 1-5 Bridge connecting the state of Washington and Oregon are two major bridge projects that required two agencies to come together and ensure that these projects get completed promptly to meet their community’s needs.
These interstate bridge projects are not just crucial for the local communities for commuting, but they are also major thoroughfares for trade, hence their importance is not just restricted to their respective cities but across the country.

This webinar sheds light on the challenges faced, and lessons learned while completing these major projects.


Key Learning Objectives:

  • Developing processes for partner alignment to obtain better trust and communication
  • Obtaining a broad and effective outreach program
  • Being intentional with fostering legislative alignment
  • Developing an effective legislative community
  • Strategic communication and proper public messaging

 
Speakers:

Kristopher Strickler

Director, Oregon DOT

Kristopher is the current director of Oregon DOT. He has led the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project and guided overall policy and strategic direction. Developed transportation professionals and coordinated oversight for multiple public and private agencies. Secured funding for the Oregon portion of the program.

Jim Gray

Secretary, Kentucky DOT

Jim Gray is the current Kentucky Secretary of Transportation in the administration of Governor Andy Beshear. He is the former mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, from 2011 to 2019. Gray served as the city’s vice-mayor from 2006 to 2010 before being elected mayor in November 2010. Gray won re-election to another four-year term on November 4th.

Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D.

Director, Ohio DOT

Jack is the Director of Ohio DOT, overseeing a workforce of 4,900 dedicated capable stewards of Ohio’s U.S. highways, state routes, and interstates. The enterprise annually invests $2.9 billion of taxpayer dollars in this critically important transportation system for the people of Ohio.

Roger Millar

Secretary, Washington State DOT

Roger Millar joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as Deputy Secretary in October 2015 and was appointed Secretary of Transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system and is responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently.

 

 

Breaking the bias with women in transportation and public works

This webinar sheds light on the journey of women in construction industry who discuss how they have forged successful, executive-level careers and broken the bias in their areas of expertise.

Breaking the bias with women in transportation and public works

Transportation and other public works programs undertaken by government agencies have historically been male-dominated. It is no secret that there is a need for more female voices in every industry and more so in the transportation and construction industry. What will it take to bridge the gap in women’s representation in the transportation industry and see more women taking on important leadership positions? How can we encourage more women to take on STEM roles and succeed in this male-driven industry?

This webinar sheds light on the journeys and triumphs of women leaders in this industry who discuss how they have forged successful, executive-level careers and broken the bias in their areas of expertise.

If you are a woman who is a beginner or a mid-level executive or someone aspiring to leadership roles in this industry watch this webinar to know more.


Key Learning Objectives:

  • The journey to breaking the bias in the transportation and construction industry
  • Trends seen over the years
  • Retaining women in the workforce
  • Call to action to address equity issues

 
Speakers:

Yassmin Gramian, PE

Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Yassmin Gramian, PE, serves as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. She manages PennDOT’s annual budget of $9.5 billion and oversees programs and policies affecting highways, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports, and waterways. Under her leadership, the department is directly responsible for Pennsylvania’s vast system of state and local highways and bridges, as well as oversees the state’s vehicle registration, driver’s licenses, and ID operations.

Leslie Richards

CEO and General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Leslie S. Richards is the CEO and 11th General Manager of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
Under her leadership, SEPTA moved swiftly to protect the health and safety of its employees and riders during the COVID-19 pandemic, while providing essential services to those who needed it the most. Richards ensures that SEPTA is supporting the region in its recovery and adapting to meet the changing needs of riders while evaluating every aspect of the business with an eye toward diversity, equity, and inclusive growth.

Dr. Patricia Hendren

Executive Director, Eastern Transportation Coalition

Dr. Patricia is an executive director with a demonstrated history of working in the transportation industry. She is skilled in technical Writing, transportation planning, performance management, strategy, and analytical skills. She is a strong business development professional with a Ph.D. focused on Transportation technology and policy from the University of California, Davis.

Laura Chace

President and CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America

Laura Chace is President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), Previously, she served as the association’s Chief Operating Officer. In her role as COO and now as President and CEO, her focus is to promote policies that advance the development and safe deployment of intelligent transportation technologies throughout the United States.

 

 

How to gain richer feedback and engagement from the public

Watch this webinar to gain insights about how public agencies overcome complex and time-consuming public engagement processes to manage and achieve rich feedback from their constituents during capital program delivery.

Now that we are moving to a hybrid work environment, it has become difficult to host large events and gatherings.

How to gain richer feedback and engagement from the public

In this webinar, industry leaders share the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to gaining richer feedback from their constituents.


Key Learning Objectives:

  • How to connect with a broader audience
  • How to ensure equitable participation for all
  • How to streamline your public engagement processes
  • How budget management and forecasting has been streamlined
  • Best practices for hosting virtual campaigns

 

Speakers:

Dr. Shawn Wilson

Secretary of Louisiana DOT and AASHTO President

Dr. Shawn Wilson was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) by Governor John Bel Edwards on January 11, 2016 after more than 10 years of executive service at DOTD. Since his appointment, Dr. Wilson has been a tireless advocate for new revenue, maximizing Federal dollars available to Louisiana, advancing a balanced and comprehensive transportation policy for Louisiana, and ensuring the Department is more collaborative in its work at every level.
 

Kyle Schneweis

Former Director of Nebraska DOT

As High Street’s CEO, Kyle Schneweis is responsible for overall management of the company. Kyle joined High Street after serving for more than five years as Director of the 2,100 person Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). During his tenure at NDOT, Kyle spearheaded merging the former Departments of Roads and of Aeronautics to create a multimodal Department of Transportation.
 

Jennifer Cohan

Former Director of Delaware DOT

Jennifer Cohan led the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) under two Governors, where she led agency wide reforms and produced the largest capital program in the State’s history. Prior to her appointment as Secretary, Jennifer served as the Director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles as the first woman to do so. Her state public service career spanned more than 31 years.
 

How to automate CIP planning & delivery: With City of Las Vegas & Aurigo

Watch this webinar to learn how Masterworks enabled the City of Las Vegas to improve their capital program delivery processes, the lessons learned and their future plans for continued improvement.

CIP Planning and Delivery Webinar

Key Learning Objectives:

  • How Las Vegas automated the creation of their capital improvement plan
  • How they’ve digitized the approval of funding matrices and project scoping information
  • How they integrated real-time project costs with their financial systems
  • How budget management and forecasting has been streamlined
  • The challenges they faced along the way and the team they built to address them

Speakers:

Michael Sturdivant, P.E.

Engineering Project Manager

Michael Sturdivant, P.E., is a Project Manager for the City of Las Vegas. A long-term advocate of the City, for the past 25 years he has implemented, supported, and enhanced numerous civil engineering design solutions for its Department of Public Works. This division oversees design services, construction management, special improvement districts, flood control, sanitary sewer, land surveying and right-of-way services in the city of Las Vegas. Michael serves as the City’s primary point of contact for engineering design as well as subject matter expert of MasterWorks. His areas of expertise include organizational structure and management. Passionate about effective leadership, he enjoys developing high-performing teams aligned with the City’s values. Michael is an Oregon State University alumnus and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Matt Klainer

Quality Assurance Administrator

Matt Klainer possesses more than 30 years of experience managing technical and construction projects for federal and local governments. For the past 12 years, he has served as a Quality Assurance Administrator for the City of Las Vegas. Matt’s career with the City has spanned from serving as an Evaluator on the CIP software procurement (from which MasterWorks was selected) to becoming a Purchasing & Contracts’ subject matter expert for the City’s Masterworks Development and Implementation team. Matt went on to champion the City’s construction process from inception to close out and establish a blueprint for its development and implementation. After transferring to Public Works in 2017, he also became management’s representative on the implementation team. Matt is accomplished at analyzing complex challenges and proposing solutions, as well as a people person at heart. He is passionate about building teams, facilitating processes, improving existing processes, and enabling individuals to creatively think outside-the-box when addressing challenges. Matt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College, with an emphasis on chemistry and physics.

Addressing the Equity Gap in Public Infrastructure

Gain valuable insights from this webinar on the equity gap in public infrastructure. Learn how we can overcome the inequality in the delivery of infrastructure and services for our communities.

Best Practices Webinar Series- York Region

Aurigo has teamed up with industry leaders to discuss the possible solutions to the existing equity gap in infrastructure.


Our nation has had a history of inequality in the delivery of infrastructure and services for our communities. How do we include more women, minorities and other traditionally underserved groups in the process? Capital program leaders must recognize and work to readdress inequities in their policies and programs that may serve as barriers to equal opportunity.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • How to ensure the projects being proposed are equitable
  • How agencies can hire the right people to advance equity
  • Equity trends over the last few years
  • The benefits of narrowing equity gaps in your capital program

Best Practices in Land Transaction and Right of Way Management

Learn more about the best practices in land transaction and right of way management that Canada’s York Region went through to revamp their land management and right of way processes.

Best Practices Webinar Series- York Region

Aurigo has teamed up with industry leaders to provide best practices in infrastructure management.


Best Practices In Land Transaction and Right of Way Management – Learn how you can streamline your land transaction and right of way management data into one system.

  • How York Region planned for a major roadway expansion initiative called VivaNext
  • The critical questions they needed to answer
  • The challenges they faced and the team they built to address them
  • How they integrated with their GIS system to enrich the ROW process
  • How to automate tracking and reporting for ROW

 

Our $2T Infrastructure Bill: 5 Ways Your Agency Needs to Prepare

Learn how these five ways can prepare your agency for President Biden’s next big focus on making a massive multi-trillion-dollar investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Watch this insightful webinar now.

Our $2 Infrastructure Bill: 5 Ways Your Agency Needs to Prepare

Aurigo has teamed up with industry leaders to provide best practices in infrastructure management.


Our $2T Infrastructure Bill – Learn 5 ways your agency needs to prepare.

  • How capital planning and funding for infrastructure initiatives may be impacted.
  • How to efficiently prioritize your current and upcoming projects.
  • The challenges faced with staffing and resource shortages.
  • How to stay on top of federal rules and regulations.
  • How technology helps maximize the impact of your capital program.

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