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TRNS·PORT USERS GROUP
MINUTES OF BUSINESS MEETING OF OCTOBER 30, 1998
The TRNS·PORT Users Group (TUG) met October 30, 1998 at the Marriot Hotel in Portland, Maine. Users Group Chair Eileen Phelan of Oregon opened the meeting at 1:00 p.m. EST.
A roll call was made. Representatives attending were:
No representatives were present at the business meeting from Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, or West Virginia.
With 28 members present, a quorum was declared.
Minutes - No minutes were available from the 1997 TUG meeting.
The following report was read by Secretary-Treasurer David Mayo.
A motion to approve the Treasurer’s report was made by Eric Erskine and seconded by Bill McDowall. The motion was approved.
Ballot Item Discussion
The Cost Estimating Technical Advisory Group (TAG) recommended the removal of three ballot items if they are covered in the CES rewrite. They added one new ballot item, a proposal to print to a local printer, to the new ballot.
The Proposal through Award TAG recommended the removal of three ballot items (1) Mass Prime Project delete, (2) Renumber by Section and Line Number, and (3) LAS Bid Tab Edit with the sponsoring State’s concurrence.
The Data Processing TAG presented the following Resolution:
A motion to approve the resolution was made by Shirley Daugherty and seconded by Bill McDowall. The motion was approved with no opposition.The Data Processing TAG presented the following Resolution:
WHEREAS, The Trns· Port Users Group wishes to proceed with the development of an Intranet module of Trns· Port. The User Group feels an Intranet module could be built using standard world-wide web technology. Benefits include a low development cost, low maintenance cost and little, if any, user training.
THEREFORE, be it resolved, that the Trns· Port Users Group recommends that the Trns· Port Task Force pursue the development of an Intranet module of Trns· Port.
A motion to approve the resolution was made by Bill McDowall and seconded by Dino Sarganis. The motion was approved with no opposition.A discussion was held adding the position of Past-Chair to the TUG Board of Directors. This would involve a change to the TUG Constitution, which requires a fifteen calendar day notification period prior to being voted on. In an unofficial vote, representatives present were in favor of the addition of the office of Past-Chair. An amendment to the Constitution to add a Past-Chair position will be circulated to the User Group representatives before the next TUG meeting.
Representatives from Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, and Info Tech presented issues which were discussed during this section of the meeting.A general discussion was held about the format or agenda for the TUG Conferences. Some suggestions were:
TRNS· PORT User Group Report
Eileen Phelan presented a report on the activities of the User Group Chair.
TRNS· PORT Task Force Report
Jim Nugent, Chairman of the AASHTO TRNS· PORT Task Force, presented a report on the activities of the Task Force. Jan Edwards, AASHTO liaison to the TRNS· PORT products, was introduced.
AASHTO Contractor Reports
InfoTech - Dr. Tom Rothrock presented a report on the status of work plan activities. He also gave information on activities related to the transition of Site Manager to InfoTech’s support.
MCI Systemhouse - Monelle McKay presented a report on the status of the Site Manager product.
Nominations for the 1998-1999 TUG Vice-Chair position were David Mayo, Bill McDowall, and Loren Lemmen. Bill McDowall, Virginia, was elected to the position of Vice-Chair.
Nominations for the 1998-1999 TUG Secretary/Treasurer position were Dino Sarganis and Loren Lemmen. Loren Lemmen, Michigan, was elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer.
Invitation to the 1999 TRNS· PORT Users Group Conference
Deb Walker, Georgia, issued an invitation to attend the 1999 TUG meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Offers to Host the 2000 TRNS· PORT Users Group Conference
Pablo Griego, New Mexico, offered to host the 2000 TUG meeting in either Santa Fe or Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lisa Farley, Missouri, offered to host the 2000 TUG meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Users Group elected to accept the offer from New Mexico to host the 2000 TUG meeting.
The 1998 TRNS· PORT Users Group business meeting was adjourned.
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