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


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.



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