Profile: Rhode Island DOT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation may have the smallest territory to cover of any state DOT, but there’s quite a few transportation facilities packed into that area. The Main Street of the east coast, I-95, carries millions of travelers, both locally and interstate. Amtrak’s busiest line, the Northeast Corridor runs through the state, connecting Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition there are ports, ferries, a major airport, and commuter buses and trains. Peter Alviti is RIDOT’s director, and he spoke with Transportation Radio about his agency as part of our profile of state DOTs.

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Peter Alviti, Jr. P.E.

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Ferry Safety and Technology Conference Returns to New York City in May

For the third year in a row, the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will take place in Manhattan. This year’s event is May 11 and 12. The conference is presented by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association and brings maritime experts together to discuss ways to improve ferry service safety and efficiency. Dr. Roberta Weisbrod is the executive director of the association and she spoke with Transportation Radio about the conference and her organization.

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Dr. Roberta Weisbrod

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Profile: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

When it comes to extremes, no department of transportation in the United States comes close to what the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has to deal with. From the coldest weather in the US to the highest mountain in North America, Alaska presents a unique set of challenges. Marc Luiken is the commissioner of Alaska DOT&PF and in the third episode of Transportation Radio‘s profiles of state DOTs, Commissioner Luiken talked about the agency he leads.

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Marc Luiken

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Parking Industry to Gather at PIE in March

This year’s Parking Industry Exhibition, aka PIE, returns to the Chicago area. A change in this year’s event is that there will be tracks focused on different segments of the parking industry, such as airports, municipalities and hospitals. The man responsible for pulling all this together is John Van Horn. He’s the editor and publisher of Parking Today and he spent a few minutes talking with Transportation Radio about the event.

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John Van Horn

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