September 22, 2022 Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Agenda

900 - 1030

Welcoming Remarks

Peter Philips, President, Colibri Northwest

Legislative Overview and Public Sector Funding

      The Infrastructure and Jobs Act 

      The Inflation Reduction Act: What it might mean for ferries and infrastructures
      Changes to the state’s Tax Increment Financing
      Other state-support financing tools

MODERATOR:

Stacey Crawshaw-Lewis, Pacifica Law Group 

PANELISTS:

John Clauson, Kitsap Transit

Briahna Murray, Gordon Thomas Honeywell

      The legislative side. 

Alice Ostdiek, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

       Public financing legal landscape

1030 - 1100

Coffee Break and Networking

1100 - 1200

Planning for Marine Transit: Steps to Successful Implementation

     Demand and feasibility studies

     Organizing an administrative structure to manage the system 

     Determining routes, terminals and vessels
     Long range planning

MODERATOR:

Peter Philips, Colibri Northwest

PANELISTS:

Carmen Bendixen,Washington State Ferries

Liz Diedrich, Diedrich RPM

Seamus Murphy, WETA

 

1200 - 1330

Lunch

Mark KenefordWartsila

      Shoreside Charging Solutions for Electric and Hybrid Ferries

1330 - 1500

Infrastructure Projects: Terminals and Uplands Projects

     Siting the facility

     Engaging development partners

     Developing a construction management model

MODERATOR:

Carla Sawyer, Progressions

PANELISTS:

Ben Franz-Knight, Shiels Obletz Johnsen

Laura LaBissoniere-Miller, PRR

David Sowers, Washington State Ferries

      Site and infrastructure considerations

1500 - 1530

Coffee Break and Networking

1530 - 1700

Case Studies

Applications as they relate to the unique operating environments for which they were developed.

     Alternative fuels

     Electric and electric hybrid propulsion
     Private operations supporting economic development

     

MODERATOR:

Bruce Agnew, ACES Northwest

PANELISTS:

Greg Dronkert, Maritime Consulting Partners

      Des Moines Ferry Project

Morgan Fanberg PE, Glosten

      Alternative fuels

Matt von Ruden, Washington State Ferries

      Electrification of Washington State Ferries

1700 - 1830

Reception