Battery Electric Vehicle
Presented by: Michael Leydecker, Wendel; John Havrilla, Wendel
New York State has created several initiatives to electrify New York. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) has been established to adopt measures that put New York on a path to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in all sectors of the economy. In addition to the CLCPA, Governor Cuomo announced an initiative to electrify transit buses in December of 2020 utilizing $16M in Volkswagen settlement funds. This program targets transit buses as well as school bus fleets. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV’s) are at the center of many states’ electrification and carbon reduction strategies. BEV technologies continue to evolve with battery and charger technologies leading the effort. Larger capacity batteries as well as smart charging and vehicle-to-grid chargers are quickly advancing the viability of BEV’s. This presentation will go over some of the advancements in battery and charger technologies and how these changes will impact BEV’s from municipal fleet vehicles, class 8 trucks to transit vehicles.
Bridge Preservation for Local Agencies
Presented by: Eric Thorkildsen, P.E., GPI
This presentation was specifically designed by the AASHTO TSP-2 Bridge Preservation Partnership (TSP2 Bridge Preservation | Bridge Preservation (pavementpreservation.org) as an introductory to understanding the basics of bridge preservation and is geared towards meeting the needs of local agencies. Participants will gain a general understanding of why preservation is important, what activities are available and an idea of cost and degree of difficulty with performing bridge preservation work. A variety of examples have been developed to help participants understand the importance of incorporating these bridge preservation activities into their annual work plans as well as how local agencies can obtain funding for bridge preservation.
Replacement of Loring Crossing Bridge over East Branch Tioughnioga River
Presented by: Johanna Duffy, Barton & Loguidice; Zachary Dale, Barton & Loguidice
The Loring Crossing bridge replacement project was selected under the second round of the BridgeNY program. The existing cast in place concrete dual arch bridge was reduced to a single lane alternating two way traffic in 2018 as a response to a NYSDOT “red flag” that was issued for the structure due to severe deterioration of the concrete arch. The proximity of a local asphalt plant and the unique design of the existing structure created challenges for the design of the replacement structure. During preliminary design, the presence of endangered mussels was identified, further complicating the project. The presentation provides an overview of the project development and the numerous obstacles overcome through the collaborative partnership of the County, NYSDOT, NYSDEC and consultant to deliver this 3 million dollar construction project within the BridgeNY timeline.
Thickness Design of Low-Volume Roadway Pavements
Presented by: David P. Orr, PE, Cornell Local Roads Program
The NYS LTAP Center - Cornell Local Roads Program developed a new tool to design the thickness of low volume road (LVR) pavements up to 2,000 vehicles per day. This spreadsheet-based tool uses modern mechanistic-empirical methods, but requires only inputs that are typically known by the local pavement engineer or highway official or are obtainable for a reasonable cost. This session will review the critical inputs needed for LVR pavement design and discuss ways for local agencies to design the thickness of their LVRs including the new RoadPE: LHI software.
Technical Tour - Modern Traffic Control Methods
Presented by: Jim Pond, P.E., PTOE, Monroe County; Thomas Polech, P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ, Monroe County