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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies
at University of California, Berkeley present the:
2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation:
Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

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Thursday, May 4 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
3A - California Demographic Trends: How People Structure Society and Decision Making

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Demographic, technological and economic trends in the State of California are changing rapidly and will influence transportation and community planning needs. Where people choose to live and work and how they will make choices about transportation will change the future landscape of our urban, suburban and rural areas.  This panel will explore the dynamic between economic, demographic (diversity, age, income factors) and population distribution and their effect on the future of California.

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Kate White

Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination, CalSTA
Kate White was appointed Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination by Governor Brown in September 2013 at the California State Transportation Agency.   Prior to her appointment at the Agency, Kate spent two decades in the sustainable development field, including as Initiative Officer at The San Francisco... Read More →

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Giovanni Circella

Senior Research Engineer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Giovanni Circella is a professional researcher at the National Center for Sustainable Transportation and the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California, Davis, who currently shares his time with the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is a senior research engineer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests include travel behavior, transportation planning, travel demand modeling, land use modeling, travel survey methods, transportation sustainability, shared mobility, energy consumption, and policy analysis. He is an expert in the collection and analysis of behavioral data and the estimation of discrete choice models and other quantitative methodologies. Dr. Circella has been the principal investigator for several research projects, totaling more than $1.2 million in sponsored projects. His recent research has focused on the impact of individual attitudes on travel, land use and transportation, the impact of shared mobility and on-demand ride services (e.g. Uber/Lyft) on travel and auto ownership, the impact of ICT, and the mobility of specific population segments (e.g... Read More →
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Cynthia Kroll

Chief Economist, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
Dr. Cynthia Kroll became ABAG's Chief Economist and Principal Research Analyst in July 2013. At ABAG, Cynthia oversees economic analysis, directs research activity, oversees Projections methodology, and supervises a team of research professionals. Cynthia's emphasis is on underst... Read More →
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Tess Lengyel

Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Policy, Alameda County Transportation Commission
Tess Lengyel, deputy executive director of planning and policy for the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), has over 24 years of transportation-related experience. She directs all short- and long-range transportation planning for Alameda County and is responsible for policy, legislation and government, and community relations at Alameda CTC. Ms. Lengyel led development of the Alameda County Goods Movement Plan, approved in February 2016, and the $8 billion, 30-year 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan, approved by 70.76 percent of voters in November 2014. She holds a... Read More →

Thursday May 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
California Ballroom

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