High Speed Ferry Transportation of the 21st Century

April 3, 2001
Pequot Towers, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, CT

8:00-9:00 am Coffee and Registration
9:00 Opening: Richard Hayward, Vice Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
9:10 City Planning; Rail Tunnel for Freight; Freight Ferries
10:15 Break
10:45 Shoreside Development
11:15 Mayors of Port Cities Panel
12:00 pm Water Transportation: Can It Bring Parks Alive?
12:30 Luncheon
1:45 Panel: What's Ahead for the Focus of American Shipbuilders? Labor problems? Costs for Shipyards? High Technologies for Cost-Effectiveness? How can shipyards help finance vessels? Tax incentives to allow banks to finance ferries?
2:15   Break
2:30 Panel: New Technologies in Motors & Fuels-Gas Turbines, Natural Gas Ferries, Low S Diesel
3:15 Safety Issues of High Speed Craft
4:00 Why American Shipbuilders?
4:15   Low Cost, Medium-Speed Ferries
4:30 Student Award
4:35 Questions and Answers
4:45 Reception


Dredging Remediation and Environmentally Sustainable Harbors
April 4, 2001
Grand Pequot Tower, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, CT

8:00-9:00 am   Coffee & Registration
9:00 am   Beneficial Reuse of Dredge Materials; Dredging & Environmentally Sound Harbors
9:30   Redevelopment of the Port
10:00   Break
10:20   Economic Needs of Ports, Including Infrastructure & Workforce
11:00   Sustainable Harbors Exchange.
11:30   Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water/Invasive Species
12:15 pm   Luncheon
1:30   Finding the Money/Funding
1:45   Sampling/Testing Waters for Water Quality and Sediment.
2:15   Break
2:30   Need for Regulations to Allow Disposal of Dredged Material
3:15   Criminality of Hazardous Waste Disposal/Oil Spill.
3:45   Sustainable Harbors, Dredging Wrap-Up
4:45   Reception


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