Sunday, April 23, 2017 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Baltimore, MD 21202
The conference hotel is the Pier 5 Hotel. To book a room, call the hotel number listed below and reference the “2017 ITE Mid-Colonial District Annual Conference.” For questions related to hotel accommodations please contact Al Tomaselli, 484-221-6773.
Room Rate: $179/night before tax, rate available three (3) days before and after conference dates
Block Cut-Off Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Discount Parking Rate: $15/day for self-park $20/day for valet
Current conference schedule with room/location assignments which is subject to change:
Current technical program with topics and speakers which is subject to change:
James T. Smith, Jr., City of Baltimore, Chief of Strategic Alliances
Jim Smith has had a varied professional career, much of which has been in public service.
After graduating from college, Mr. Smith attended the University of Maryland School of Law in the evening division and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree in 1968. He immediately joined his family's law firm where he worked for 17 years.
In addition to his law practice, in 1978, Mr. Smith was elected to the Baltimore County Council, representing the third councilmatic district, which includes northern Baltimore County and the Hereford area. He served on the council for seven years before being appointed by Governor Harry Hughes as a judge on the Circuit Council for Baltimore County. Mr. Smith's service on the bench lasted 16 years. The Circuit Court is the highest court of general trial jurisdiction where accident cases, malpractice, divorce, and custody and serious criminal cases are heard. While serving on the Circuit Court, Mr. Smith handled 12 death penalty cases including the case involving Kurt Bloodsworth.
In 2001, Mr. Smith resigned from the bench and began his campaign for Baltimore County Executive. He was elected in 2002 and served until 2010. During his tenure, Mr. Smith's administration led a renaissance of Baltimore County, especially focused on improving neighborhoods and local business districts in the oldest sections of the County.
After serving his second term of a two term limited County Executive office, Mr. Smith was appointed by the Governor to serve as Maryland Transportation Secretary. As Transportation Secretary, he had responsibility for all aspects of transportation including; the State's highway, transit and rail networks, the motor vehicle administration, BWI Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore as well as all toll facilities in the State.
After resigning as Secretary of Transportation in January of 2015, Mr. Smith joined his son in the practice of law at the firm of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt. In addition to his law practice, he serves on numerous trustee boards including the University of Maryland Medical System, Shock Trauma, St. Joseph's Medical Center, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Wheeling Jesuit University, and the Board of Visitors at Towson University.
Presently, Mr. Smith serves as Chief of Strategic Alliances under Mayor Catherine Pugh's administration. His portfolio includes economic development, transportation, employment development, immigrant and multicultural affairs, and minority and women-owned business, to name a few.
Neil C. Parrott, Maryland General Assembly
Neil graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a BS in Civil Engineering, then went to work for the Maryland State Highway Administration as a Traffic Engineer. He obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s University, earning a 4.0 and being selected as the student graduation speaker.
After 12 years, Neil left state employment to become the Deputy Director of Public Works for Engineering at the City of Frederick. With valuable state and municipal experience under his belt, Neil took on the challenge of starting his own small traffic engineering business, Traffic Solutions, Inc. (TRSI) in Washington County. The business employs full and part-time employees and has helped improve roadways in the tristate region.
Mr. Parrott has over 20 years of experience in the Traffic Engineering field. He is a Professional Engineer and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer.
Mr. Parrott served with the Maryland SHA for over 12 years and served as the City Engineer for the City of Frederick for one year. In those capacities he has reviewed hundreds of traffic impact studies and is very familiar with the planning review approval process.
Mr. Parrott has performed, reviewed, and led implementation of solutions for numerous safety studies over the years. He has field experience in temporary traffic control implementation from design to implementation to inspection and field adjustments.
Neil is a lifelong Maryland resident who believes in the founding principles of our country: Lower Taxes, Limited Government, and Individual Responsibility. He lives in Hagerstown with his wife of 14 years, April, and their 3 children, Patience, Charity, and Neilson.
In 2008 Neil formed the Hagerstown Tea Party, helping to give the people a voice in calling for Fiscal Responsibility in Government. With the government borrowing and spending so much money, constitutional provisions being challenged and overridden like never before, and with the threat of a government takeover of our health care system it was time for action.
Thankfully, thousands of people in the tristate region responded, and we helped a national movement that delayed Obamacare for over a year. In the process, the implementation of another threat, cap and trade legislation was halted.
In 2010, Neil was elected to the General Assembly as a Delegate representing the Southern portion of Washington County. He serves on the Judiciary Committee, working for you, your family, and common sense.
Sunday Afternoon Technical Workshop – Alternative Intersection Evaluation using HCM 2016
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Harbor West B room, Pier 5 Hotel
Instructors: Ram Jagannathan, ATCS and Warren Hughes, ATCS
Over the past few years, a number of state and local agencies throughout the country have adopted alternative intersection and interchange concepts in place of traditional signalized intersections. The latest edition of the HCM includes an exclusive chapter on Ramp Terminals & Alternative Intersections that covers performance measures, LOS and operational and safety benefits of alternative intersection treatments. This workshop will include an overview of alternative intersections and interchanges, Performance and LOS measures, and case studies associated with alternative intersection evaluation. The workshop can be attended for an additional cost of $35 and is not included in the registration fee.
Sunday Afternoon Social Tour
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bar Crawl Tour by Charm City Pedal Mill
Take a tour and roll around to different bars in scenic Fells Point while enjoying drink specials along the way. Hop on the bike and simply provide the pedal power. We’ll hit three different bars before heading to the Welcome Reception. Cost ($25) includes the admittance to the bike, and drinks are pay as you go.
Sunday Night Welcome Reception
The Sunday night welcome reception will be held at Pier 5. Please join us for food, beverages, and rousing game of Traffic Quizzo. Attendees can also test their mettle in a game of "Outshoot Slapshot Shawn" for a chance to win free registration to attend the ITE 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto! The reception starts at 6:30 PM and will conclude around 9:00 PM. Full registration for the conference includes all food and two drink tickets for the evening. One-day and speaker registrants wishing to attend should register under "Optional Conference Activities".
Monday Evening Social & Collegiate Traffic Bowl
The Monday evening social will be held at Luckie’s Tavern in Baltimore which is part of PowerPlant Live! Luckie’s is located within walking distance of the Pier 5. The evening will include appetizers, locally brewed beer, and other drinks as attendees watch the Collegiate Traffic Bowl teams duke it out to become the Mid-Colonial District representative. Come cheer on your alma mater or your favorite school!
The reception will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM. The Monday evening social is included with Full Registration. One-day and speaker registrants wishing to attend should register under "Optional Conference Activities".
The address for Luckie’s is:
Power Plant Live!, 10 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202
Tuesday Technical Tour
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Baltimore by Bike
End the conference with an easy, fun, and informative tour of Baltimore’s bike facilities. Baltimore City DOT has recently started a bike share program and would like to share the experience with conference attendees. Join us as we pedal through the city’s bike facilities learning about each one, the policies behind them, and the bike share program. No additional cost for Technical Tour but space is limited to 15 registrants. Bike share bicycles will be provided, attendees may bring their own bike and/or safety gear.
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