Past, Present & Future: The Evolution of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Snow Operations
5/21/2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: 255B

Since statehood in 1959, little changed in Alaska’s snow removal operations beyond minor equipment configurations and operators in the seats. However, in the last 15 years, Alaska’s snow operations have undergone substantial and meaningful changes including adjustments to plow routes and work shifts, equipment innovations, and implementation of new technologies. Enjoy this overview of Alaska’s evolution from the past into the present day and their vision moving forward.

After Attending This Session, You Will be Better Able to:
1. Identify outdated winter maintenance methodologies and evaluate operational efficiencies.
2. Analyze potential solutions and coordinate deployment of solutions within a large and diverse workforce.
3. Differentiate between successes and failures, and modify future endeavors based on data-driven assessments.
Speaker : Daniel Schacher Fairbanks District Superintendent Northern Region Maintenance & Operations, Alaska DOT and Public Facilities, Fairbanks, AK
Speaker : Michael Coffey Retired Assistant Commissioner/Account Manager and Technical Expert, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities/EnviroTech Services Inc., AUKE BAY, AK