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NDLTAP Assists in Hosting NDDOT Virtual Local Government Summit

Posted: Nov 3, 2020

NDLTAP and UGPTI assisted NDDOT in hosting a virtual Local Government Summit for legislators, local government officials and transportation management officials on October 29. The summit offered a broad spectrum of key local roadway topics in a condensed learning session. Topics on the agenda provided critical asset information and management techniques that are key components of a local roadway management system. Best practices for local county, township, city, and tribal roads combine to provide better, safer roads. Presenters included:

  • Brent Bogar, AE2S-Nexus, presented on the status of HB 1066 Operation Prairie Dog Funding
  • Stewart Milakovic, NDDOT, provided an update on NDDOT's Long-Range Transportation Plan
  • Jessica Smith, HDR, described effective transportation network planning
  • Tim Colling, Michigan Technological University, outlined strategies for pavement preservation
  • Patrick Conner, Indiana LTAP, did the same for bridge preservation
  • Bryon Fuchs, NDDOT, provided an update on NDDOT's approach to bridge inspections and load ratings
  • Dave Jones, University of California, provided strategies for gravel road preservation
  • Brad Wentz, UGPTI, described local road surface selection tools available from UGPTI
  • Jeremy Mattson, UGPTI, provided an update on a study of rural transit in North Dakota
  • Ben Worel, Minnesota DOT, detailed how frost action impacts roads and how those impacts are reflected in load restrictions
  • Alan Dybing, UGPTI, described how economics and concepts such as benefit/cost ratios and return on investment are used in transportation infrastructure decision making

A special thanks to NDDOT Director Bill Panos, who provided the initial idea for the summit and dedicated his department's resources to making it a reality. His commitment to transportation at the local level was evident in his opening and closing comments.

For more information or to watch the recorded presentations, visit the Summit website.

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