Transportation Conference

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Each year ACEC-British Columbia, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and TransLink co-host a one day transportation conference showcasing the future direction and trends surrounding the province's transportation plans.

Highways and New Ways will look at the key historical factors driving the development of BC’s transportation systems, and where we may be going in the future.

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Preliminary Conference Agenda

Morning Tour Option 1 - Fraser River Paddlewheeler Tour

A guided tour of key infrastructure sites along the Fraser River, departing from New Westminster Quay.  Includes the Patullo Bridge, Alex Fraser Bridge, Railway Bridge (Skybridge), Surrey Fraser Docks and Annacis Island WWTP.

  • Boarding begins at 7:00 a.m., at Inn on the Quay in New Westminster
  • Tour boat departs at 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast provided on the boat.
  • Tour boat returns to New Westminster Quay at 11:00 a.m.
  • Transit passes will be provided for tour participants to return to the Hyatt Regency via the Expo Line (New Westminster Station westbound to Burrard Station).

Breakfast and Registration

7:30 Registration and Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver

8:00 Welcome and Introductions by Conference Chair, Richard Bush, P.Eng.

Morning Presentation

Kevin Richter, P.Eng., Assistant Deputy Minister, Highways, BCMOTI

9:00 Morning Tour Options 2 and 3 depart from the hotel (details tba)

Morning Workshops

9:20 Joint BCMOTI/Consultant workshops:

  • Knowledge Transfer/Succession Planning
  • Communicating Engineering Outside of Your Field.

Luncheon Plenary Session

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Keynote presentations by:

Dan Doyle, P.Eng., OBC former Deputy Minister, BCMOT; former Executive VP, Construction, VANOC

Mike Harcourt, former Premier of British Columbia; former Mayor of Vancouver

Followed by a moderated panel discussion (with Q&A).

Afternoon Stream Presentations

Stream A - Roads


Stream B - Rail


Historical Perspective on BC's Transportation System

Murray Tekano,
Senior Project Director, BCMOTI



Arbutus Greenway and Georgia Viaduct

Devan Fitch, Manager of Project Delivery, Engineering Services,
City of Vancouver


Moving Forward - the future of BC's Transportation System

Jennifer Fraser, Director, Project Management, BCMOTI 



Broadway Line and Surrey LRT

Sany Zein, P.Eng., Vice President, Infrastructure Management and Engineering, TransLink


Mobility Pricing 

Daniel Firth, Executive Director, Mobility Pricing Independent Commission



Expo Line

John Eastman, P.Eng.,
JE Project Solutions Ltd.


Stream A Panel Discussion



Stream B Panel Discussion

4:30 Networking Reception

6:00 Deputy Minister's Awards Dinner

Previous Transportation Conferences

Program information and Presentations from past Transportation Conferences: