Highways and New Ways 2018

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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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Conference Presentations

Conference material can be downloaded at the following links:

Morning Presentation

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

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:

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

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

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



Past, present and future of Vancouver's rail related major projects

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


Moving Forward - the future of BC's Transportation System

Jennifer Fraser, Regional Manager, Project Delivery & Planning Services, BCMOTI 



The Upcoming Major Expansion of Metro Vancouver’s Rapid Transit System

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


It's Time. Learning about Mobility Pricing in Metro Vancouver

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


Previous Transportation Conferences

Program information and Presentations from past Transportation Conferences: