Date: December 10, 2002
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Albany Int'l Airport
Third Floor Observation Deck

Contact: 518/442-5000
Note: This is a free lecture. Vouchers for free parking will be provided on the night of the event.

Transportation & Technology Series

Trolleys, Highways & Aviation: The Emergence of Our Modern World

Albany's First Mass Transit System: Horsecars and Trolleys, 1862-1946
Mass transit today means trains, planes, subways and highways. Tony Opalka will step back in time as he talks about 19th century mass transit - horsecars and trolleys.

An expert on local area hisitory and city planning, Tony Opalka attended grad school at Cornell, where he studied historic preservation and city planning. He has been involved with several government-funded development projects,and is currently employed by the New York State Dept of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Tony is a frequent Albany Heritage presenter.

Thruway, Interstates & Expressways: Highway Projects and Protests Around Albany
Few people today will argue about the wisdom of developing Albany's infrastructure. The thruway, I-90, and I-787 have allowed area residents to easily access services throughout the region. Ray Bromley will discuss some major highway projects, and the purpose and outcome of related protests.

Ray Bromley is Professor and Chair in the Department of Geography and Planning UAlbany. He is an expert in the field of regional and metropolitan area development strategies, and in planning history.

Wheels Up! A Historic View of Aviation Celebrating the First Century of Powered Flight

Stephen Iachetta's talk will take us from the birth of air travel in this area, to the current development at the Albany International Airport.

In addition to his role as Airport Planner at Albany County Airport, Stephen Iachetta is Vice President of New York Airport Managers Assn.and represents ALB as member of the Airport Council International of North America for planning, development and environmental affairs.
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