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ITE Manitoba October Luncheon
October 18, 2022@12:00 pm to 1:30 pm CDT$15.00 – $26.00
On October 18th, ITE Manitoba will host its first in-person luncheon since 2020, at the Winnipeg Winter Club. This luncheon will resemble the same format as in years past, with the same pricing.
Location: Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave, Riverview Room (second floor)
Cost: $26 regular, $15 student, $30 at the door, $20 student at the door
This luncheon will feature two presentations:
Presentation 1: 2022 Student Paper Competition Winner
Navoda Rillagodage will outline the results of a research study proposing a methodical approach to model desired speed distributions under different road-weather and traffic conditions. The study also attempts to identify road-weather conditions with potentially higher safety risks in rural divided highways located in extremely cold regions. Jurisdictions experiencing extreme road-weather conditions may adapt the proposed methodology to assess speed behaviour under different road-weather conditions and establish and deploy weather-responsive traffic management strategies such as variable speed limits to regulate speeding and improve traffic safety in winter. This research received first prize in the 2022 Kean Lew Memorial Student Paper Competition.
Navoda Rillagodage is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Navoda received her master’s degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, and her bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Navoda brings extensive knowledge in weather-responsive traffic management. Her current research focus is on improving road safety under inclement road-weather conditions in rural highways. More specifically, her research work aims to evaluate the impacts of extreme road-weather conditions on different driver behavioural attributes such as speed and lane choice, followed by proposing effective countermeasures to secure road safety under adverse road-weather. Navoda currently works as a MITACS intern for the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP). She also serves as a Board Member of Functional Transit Winnipeg.
Presentation 2: Eveline Street – From Vision to Concrete
Selkirk’s $7.2 million Eveline Street reconstruction project is the largest and most complex transportation renewal project in the city’s modern history. From a right-of-way first constructed in the eighteen hundreds, this new street will become a representative embodiment of Selkirk’s Climate Change Adaptation, Downtown Renewal, and Active Transportation strategies and its Street Tree policy. Learn why this project helped inspire Brent Bellamy to write “Selkirk is beginning to stake a claim as Manitoba’s most progressive city”. Get the inside scoop on the decisions made, the innovative steps taken, and reasons for two year’s worth of sleepless nights.
Duane Nicol has 20 years of municipal experience, serving 12 years as a city councillor and 8 as a CAO. He has a master’s degree in public administration which he earned after spending a year in engineering at the University of Manitoba. Duane led the establishment of the City of Selkirk’s public transit system, and their award-winning asset management and climate action programs. He is the President of the Manitoba Municipal Administrators, former board member for the Canadian Network of Asset Managers, past chair of Asset Management Canada, a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) Technical Working Group and a member of the Municipal Climate Services Collaborative, a joint initiative of the FCM and the Canadian