Monday, April 25, 2011

May Monthly Luncheon

Alaska Railroad Expansions
by Brian Lindamood, P.E.
Tuesday, May 3, Noon
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, 4721 Aircraft Drive

RSVP by Friday, April 29th, to Nicole Knox, ITE Alaska Treasurer, at or 646-9647.

Cost is $15 for Alaska Section Members, $22 for unpaid Members & guests, and Free for students.

An RSVP is a monetary commitment on your behalf whether or not you attend. Substitutions welcome. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions with your RSVP.

1.      Welcome
2.      Secretary Report - Rob
a.      Web Site/Blog/Facebook Status
b.      Survey – Please take a few minutes to take the survey if you haven’t already
3.      Treasurer’s Report – Nicole
4.      2011 Conference Update
a.      Local Area Committee – Joann or Anne
5.      SocialITE
a.      Future events – June BBQ/Membership appreciation
6.      Committees
7.      Membership
a.      2011 Register – ITE Alaska Section Membership is not National ITE Membership
b.      Half Price Memberships being offered – See Nicole for forms.
c.       Year change – officer nominations
8.      Other
a.      Conflict Resolution Workshop – went well.
b.      Joint Meeting – ASCE/ITE/APWA
                                                              i.       June 21, Millennium, Pat Kemp Deputy Commissioner DOT&PF
9.      Presentation – Karthik

Next regular meeting scheduled for September, 2011


Officers Present:                  Josh Cross – President
Karthik Murugesan - Vice President
                                                            Nicole Knox - Treasurer
                                                            Robert DeVassie - Secretary
                                                            Jennifer Satterfield - Past President

General Attendance:  46

Alaska Section Members: 74

Treasurer’s report: $6,459.94

ONGOING/Old Business:
  • Alaska ITE Blog / Facebook / Website
  • 2011 Conference Update (July 10-13)
  • SocialITE’s June BBQ Membership appreciation at the Valley of the Moon park
  • Memberships half off now, see Nicole for forms
  • Online Survey…thank you for your feedback!

New Business:
·         Conflict Resolution Workshop, good turnout and well received
·         Joint Meeting – ASCE/ITE/APWA, scheduled for June 21
·         Next ITE meeting scheduled for September 13, 2011


Presentation Title: Alaska Railroad Expansions
Presented By: Brian Lindamood, P.E.

Brian gave a well informed presentation on the many different projects and types the Alaska Railroad have coming down the line.  Some of these projects include; the Northern Rail Extension (80-miles from North Pole to Port MacKenzie) and the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension.  Other items discussed was the usage of the railroad in Alaska (military, transportation, flood prevention), and timelines on funding and permits.

Brian also mentioned that the Bridge at Salcha will be the largest in Alaska to be worked on, the funding sources, project history, design concerns, permits, and erosion/flood hazards.

Thank you Brian for giving us the track of ongoing rail projects.