2022 NASTO Conference – Welcome! Bienvenue!

Please Join Us!

Mark your calendar for the 2022 Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) Conference scheduled to be in Hartford, Connecticut July 11 – 13! Plans are now underway for an in-person event at the Marriott Hartford Downtown. The safety and health of everyone are of paramount importance, and the NASTO Board is closely monitoring the COVID 19 pandemic and its ever-changing course. Changes and updates will be emailed as they develop and become available, and this site will be continuously updated.

Attendee Registration

Attendee registration is open! SIGN UP ONLINE NOW TO PARTICIPATE

What’s Included

  • FULL CONFERENCE registration includes: conference giveaways, access to all sessions and meals including the Sunday evening Drop in Reception at the Capital Grille, Monday night Welcome Celebration at the Society Room, and Tuesday’s Night at the Ballpark.
  • MONDAY ONLY registration includes: conference giveaways, access to Monday lunch, afternoon sessions, and Monday night Welcome Celebration at the Society Room.
  • (SOLD OUT) TUESDAY ONLY registration includes: conference giveaways, access to Tuesday breakfast, sessions, Keynote Luncheon, and Tuesday’s Night at the Ballpark.
  • WEDNESDAY ONLY registration includes: conference giveaways, access to Wednesday morning sessions, breakfast, boxed lunch, and 3:00pm NASTO Annual Business Meeting.
  • EVENING EVENT GUEST ONLY registration includes: tickets for the Monday evening Welcome Celebration at the Society Room, and Tuesday’s Night at the Ballpark.
  • SUNDAY NASTO GOLF TOURNAMENT registration includes: lunch, beverage cart drink tickets, and golf cart rental.

Full Coverage: The NASTO Full Coverage entitlement is reserved for NASTO State DOT’s only. If you are eligible for this entitlement, please review the policies and follow the instructions to ensure your reimbursement is approved.

REGISTRATION Full Conference
PRICE BEFORE
6/20/22
Full Conference
PRICE AFTER
6/20/22
Monday Only Tuesday Only Wednesday Only
State DOT’s & FHWA Staff $400 $425 $250 $300 $200
General Attendee $450 $475 $300 $350 $250
Full Coverage (NASTO DOT’s ONLY) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Presenter $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Evening Event Guest Registration $200 $100 $100 N/A
Golf Tournament $75 N/A

Please Note: Conference attendees must pay in full for their registration before the conference begins. If paying by credit card, please note that the charge will appear as Delaney Meeting & Event Management. If paying by check, please make payable to NASTO and mail to:

NASTO
c/o Delaney Meeting & Event Management
46B Main Street, 4th Floor, Winooski, VT 05404

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received prior to June 20, 2022 will be refundable less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after June 20, 2022 will not be refunded but substitutions will be allowed.

Questions? Please call the Registration Office if you have any questions or need assistance: 802-865-5202 or via email at info@delaneymeetingevent.com.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities – SOLD OUT! 

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2022 NASTO Annual Conference. We are sold out! 

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Schedule at-a-Glance

The following schedule is subject to change (as of July 11, 2022). Please check back for updates.

Sunday, July 10, 2022
12:00pm – 5:00pm NASTO Golf Tournament at the Gillette Ridge Golf Club
7:00pm – 9:00pm Drop In Reception at the Capital Grille
Monday, July 11, 2022
7:00am – 5:00pm Conference Registration Open
8:00am – 12:00pm Sponsor & Exhibitor Display Set-Up
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Opening Ceremonies
2:00pm – 3:30pm General Session: Advancing Equity in Transportation
This session will provide an update and overview of the Justice40 Initiative and the Equity in Infrastructure Project.

Moderator: Shawn Wilson, AASHTO
Speakers: Christopher Coes, US Department of Transportation; John D. Porcari, EIP
3:30pm – 4:00pm Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
3:00pm – 5:00pm AGC Caucus (By Invitation Only)
4:00pm – 5:00pm General Session: AASHTO – Transportation Governance and Finance
A 50-state review of state legislatures and departments of transportation.
Speakers: Susan Howard, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Jaime Rall, J.R. Rall Consulting, LLC
5:45pm Board Buses for Welcome Reception
6:00pm – 8:00pm NASTO Welcome Reception at the Society Room
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors
7:00am – 8:30am AASHTO/AGC/ARTBA Joint Committee Breakfast (By Invitation Only)
8:30am – 10:00am Break-out Session 1: The Green DOT: How can DOTs easily measure GHGs and compare carbon footprint of proposed investments.
Transportation is now the nation’s leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, and DOTs are being looked to by policymakers to lead in efforts to reduce their carbon footprints. The ability to model and track carbon emissions from existing and planned investments will be critical to measure progress, plan mitigation, and show the transportation sector’s leadership in combating climate change. This session will examine ways to build out the modeling capacity, and what models show the most impactful mitigation strategies could be.
Moderator: Garrett Eucalitto, Connecticut Department of Transportation
Speakers: Rebecca White, Colorado DOT, James Bradbury, Georgetown Climate Center, Chris Porter, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Break-out Session 2: Breaking Down the Digital Divide: Using Data Analytics and GIS to innovate at the DOT
Data collected and stored by DOTs continues to grow year after year, but how they integrate and share that data can make the difference. Starting from a common understanding of what data is available, and how it is stored, can accelerate innovation in the DOT. Using data analytics and GIS provides data at more frequent reporting intervals, allowing DOTs to track, visualize, and make decisions in near real-time, using data refreshed at intervals they determine. This session will explore how to develop a common data understanding, and how to effectively deploy data analytics and GIS at the DOT.
Moderator: Victoria Sheehan, New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Speakers: Tracy Larkin Thomason, P.E., P.T.O.E., Sr. Vice President, Program Development, ITS America, Eric Abrams, GeoDecisions, Transportation/GIS Subject Matter Expert, Greg Ciparelli, CTDOT, Stan Young, TETC Chief Data Officer
10:00am – 10:30am Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30am – 12:00pm General Session: Hurdles on the Horizon: Challenges associated with the delivery of IIJA
Along with the passage of IIJA, DOT’s are also facing new requirements and challenges to project delivery. This session will examine a wide range of topics from workforce limitations, supply chain issues, Buy America, to new listings of certain species under ESA, and challenges with Essential Fish Habitat requirements.
Moderator: Julie D’Orazio, WSP
Speakers: Melissa Batula, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, John Putnam, U.S. Department of Transportation, Melissa Toni, Federal Highway Administration, Don Shubert, President, Connecticut Construction Industries Association
12:00pm – 1:30pm NASTO Annual Luncheon & Keynote Speaker Kevin Negandhi
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1:30pm – 3:00pm Break-out Session 3: What is the Present and Future State of Public Transportation in a Post-COVID world?
For several years, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) was a key focus of DOTs and developers across the country. During 2020, public transportation systems across the country suffered a precipitous drop in ridership, only kept open and operating with the support of the federal government. More than two years after the peak of the drop in ridership, what does ridership on our transit systems look like today? Where will ridership trends lead to? What is the future of TOD in an uncertain future for Transit?
Moderator: Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation
Speakers: Cathy Rinaldi, MNR & LIRR, Art Guzzetti, APTA, Andrei Greenawalt, Via, Ryan Judge, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Break-out Session 4: The Other Public Health Crisis – What can State DOTs do to Stop the Increased Deaths on our Roadways?
Despite previous years of progress in reducing fatalities on our roadways, the nation has seen dramatic increases in 2020, 2021, and now 2022. USDOT has declared a national crisis and released a new National Roadway Safety Strategy to try to stem the increasing crash fatalities, and the issue received significant attention in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. What are the root causes of the staggering increases in fatalities, and what can state DOTs do to bend the curve back down?
Moderator: Nicole Majeski, Delaware Department of Transportation
Speakers: Russ Martin, GHSA – Senior Director Policy & Government Relations, Darrin Grondel, Responsibility.org, Mike McGinn, America Walks, Robert Molloy, NTSB, Stephanie Pollack, Federal Highway Administration
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
3:30pm – 5:00pm General Session: What Standard do we Build to? Transportation Construction in an Era of Climate Change
The climate is changing, and storms of various forms are becoming stronger, more frequent, and weather patterns more erratic. With a mission to build infrastructure that will last for decades, if not longer, how can planners and engineers determine what standard should be used to predict future resilience needs?
Moderator: Lauren Swan, AECOM
Speakers: Jim Pappas, Director of Transportation Resiliency and Sustainability, Delaware DOT, David Murphy, PE, CFM, Director of Resilience Engineering, CT Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation, UConn, Chris Stone, Senior Principal, ClarkNexsen
5:30pm Board Buses for NASTO’s Night at the Ballpark
6:00pm – 9:00pm NASTO’s Night at the Ballpark at Dunkin’ Donuts Stadium 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
7:00 am- 11:00 am Conference Registration Open
7:00am – 8:30am ARTBA Breakfast (By Invitation Only)
8:00am – 9:15am AASHTO Awards Breakfast and 2023 Host Presentation
9:15am – 10:30am General Session: Rail Funding Under IIJA
Moderator: Joseph Giulietti, Connecticut Department of Transportation
Speakers: Stephen Gardner, Amtrak, Mitch Warren, Northeast Corridor Commission, Meredith Slesinger, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
10:30am – 11:00am Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors 
11:00am – 12:15pm General Session: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? Priority Criteria for USDOT Discretionary Grants
With over $100 billion in competitive discretionary grants available over the next 5 years, state DOTs, municipalities, MPOs, and others, will be preparing more grant applications than ever before. Scoring criteria has changed, and DOTs need to adjust how they select candidate projects and how they craft their grant applications.
Moderator: Jamey Tesler, Massachusetts DOT
Speakers: Peter Butler, Federal Transit Administration, Michelle Muhlanger, Federal Transit Administration, Paul Nissenbaum, Federal Railroad Administration, Charles Noble, Federal Highway Administration
12:15pm Grab & Go Lunch / NASTO Conference Adjourns
12:15pm – 12:45pm NASTO CEO’s Lunch (By Invitation Only)
12:45pm – 2:15pm USDOT/State CEO Roundtable (By Invitation Only)
2:15pm – 3:45pm NASTO Annual Business Meeting

Area Information & Overnight Accommodations

The host hotel for the 2022 NASTO Conference is the Marriott Hartford Downtown (200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103). Overnight accommodations are available to conference participants at a discounted group rate of $132/night plus tax. These rates will be available until the cut-off date of June 20, 2022, or until the block is full, whichever occurs first. Make a reservation online in the NASTO Conference group block, or call the hotel at 1-877-901-6632 to make a reservation in the NASTO Conference group block.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Level Sponsors

AECOM

WSP

Gold Level Sponsors

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Bronze Level Sponsors

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