Meetings

CY 1998 - 2008


2008: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference

          Grand Rapids, MI, May 4 – 8 2008 @ Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

2008: Executive Board Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI

          January 15-17, 2008 @ Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

 

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 2008 and 2009.

 

2007: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

          April 29 - May 3, 2007 @ Rosen Plaza

 

2007: Executive Board Meeting, Orlando, FL

          January 9-11, 2007 @ 9700 International Drive, Orlando

 

A tour of host hotel Shingle Creek Resort for the AASHTO/FHWA 2007 Right of Way and Utility Conference was conducted.

 

2006: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference Baltimore, MD

          April 30 - May 4, 2006 @ Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

 

2006: Executive Board Meeting, Baltimore, MD

          January 18-19, 2006 @ Embassy Suites Hotel, BWI Airport

  

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 2007 and 2008.

 

2005: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

          May 15-19, 2005 @ The Marriott

 

2005: Executive Board Meeting, Austin, TX

January 18-20, 2005

  

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 2006 and 2007.

 

2004: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

          May 9-13, 2004 @ Sheraton Seattle

 

2004: Executive Board Meeting, Washington, D.C.

          January 13-15, 2004 @ Wyndham City Center Hotel

  

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 2004 and 2005.

 

2003: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference, Newport, RI

May 4-8, 2003 @ Newport Marriott

 

2003: Executive Board Meeting, Washington, D.C.

January 7-9, 2003

  

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 2003 and 2004.

 

2002: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference, Asheville, NC

          April 21-25, 2002 @ Renaissance Asheville Hotel.

 

2002: Executive Board Meeting, Miami, FL

          January 8-10, 2002 @ Sofitel Hotel.

  

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 2002 and 2003.

 

2001: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference, Portland, OR

          May 6-10, 2001

 

2001: Executive Board Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ

          January 9-11, 2001 @ Holiday Inn Sunspree

  

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 2001 and 2002.

 

2000: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Annual Conference, Savannah, GA

This meeting focused on F.H.W.A's National Highway Institute Training Study; FHWA's partnering agreement with International Right of Way Association regarding the Right of Way training program; 1999 European Scanning Tour conducted in Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain (guest speaker) - Right of Way and Utilities Best Practices; revisions to Code of Federal Regulations; Local Public Agency Program development issues; a consultant workshop.

 

2000: Executive Board Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL

         January 11-13, 2000 @ Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 2000 and 2001.

 

1999: Annual AASHTO meeting, Tulsa, OK

          Presentations were made by:

          1. Mike Borelli, Chief, Right of Way Division, Oklahoma, session moderator, presenting
         "Right of Way in the Next Millenium".

2. John Garner, Manager, Production and Program Operations, Office of Right of Way, Florida presenting "The Evolution of Quality Assurance in Right of Way".

3. The Technology Fair will be conducted during AASHTO’s annual meeting in Tulsa. - For the first time, the Subcommittee will be sponsoring a booth. John Garner, Manager, Production and Program Operations, Office of Right of Way, Florida will be demonstrating the database system designed by Florida for the Internet for the Outdoor Advertising Program which includes the online Outdoor Advertising sign inventory and account information for permittees and licensees and electronic field equipment for determining sign size, location, height and distance.

 

1999: Executive Board Meeting, Amelia Island, FL

 

Purpose: Identify current national Right of Way and Utilities issues to be addressed by the subcommittee, coordinate subcommittee business and plan the upcoming full subcommittee meetings for 1999 and 2000.

 

1999: Right of Way and Utilities Subcommittee Meeting Colorado Springs, CO

 

The Annual General Membership Meeting of Right of Way Subcommittee was held May 2-6, 1999. Forty-eight states were represented, mostly Directors, with a total of 276 registrants, including FHWA personnel and representatives from Puerto Rico and Japan.

 

This meeting focused on the SCOH Strategic Plan Assignment 4-4 and included discussion by the functional team leaders and further refinement of the guidelines and best practices. The SCOH report is expected to be finalized October 2000. Other issues included the involvement of property and business owners in the project development process, current property rights issues, advancement of the appraisal waiver.

1998: AASHTO Meeting, Boston, MA

The Standing Committee on Highways met in Boston, Massachusetts on November 6 and 7 at the annual AASHTO meeting and considered the written annual activity report of the Right of Way and Utility Subcommittee and two resolutions proposed by the subcommittee.

The meeting consisted of presentations and a roundtable discussion of joint development and creative use of highway right of way and surplus property. Presenters included Gerald Solomon, Director, Right of Way Bureau, Massachusetts Department of Transportation; Edward Corcoran, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Counsel for Massachusetts Department of Transportation; Robert Ruzzo, Director of Real Estate Development for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority; and Michael Sophacles, a partner with the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart. The public members gave a public perspective of creating value from public property, with examples from Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. Mr. Sophacles, in addition to discussing his involvement as counsel for Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, also discussed the private developer's perspective on negotiating a development on public property. Given the number of concurrent sessions and the time of day, the presentation was well attended, with approximately 30 persons in attendance.

 

1998: Right of Way Subcommittee Meeting, Williamsburg, VA

The Annual General Membership Meeting of Right of Way Subcommittee was held in Williamsburg, Virginia April 19-23, 1998. Forty-five states were represented, mostly Directors, with a total of 189 registrants, including 28 FHWA personnel, mostly state division Realty Officers.

 

Key issues included attorney advertisement and solicitation of clients before right of way acquisition; temporary loss of access during construction; appraisal waiver; training needs; customer surveys and metric conversion while the most important emerging issues appear to be changing expectations by citizens, legislature, businesses on the role of the transportation agency (and the Right of Way Offices) as well as the current trend in property rights legislation.

 

The AASHTO Right of Way Subcommittee meetings have been compiled into proceedings reports annually since 1995. The 1998 report contains a four-year cumulative index. Copies of the AASHTO Right of Way Subcommittee proceedings report can be secured by contacting Kenneth M. Towcimak, Director, Florida Department of Transportation, Office of Right of Way, 605 Suwannee Street, MS 22, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450. The telephone number is (850) 414-4557 or Internet E-mail: kenneth.towcimak@dot.state.fl.us


AASHTO Right of Way & Utilities Conferences
2007
Orlando
2006
Baltimore
2005
Austin
2004
Seattle
2003
Newport
2002
Asheville
2001
Portland
2000
Savannah
1999
Colorado Springs
1998
Williamsburg
1997
New Orleans
1996
Charleston
1995
St. Louis
1994
Seattle (Bellevue)
1993
Austin
1992
Scottsdale
1991
Biloxi
1990
Sacramento
1989
Tampa
1988
Denver
1987
1986
Lexington
1985
1985