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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 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
4A - Changing Technologies: Developing a Infrastructure Driven by Human Choice

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New technologies hold great promise to expand the number of choices available to the travelling public. These new technologies also have the potential to improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and lower greenhouse gas emissions. How must our transportation infrastructure evolve to help usher in these new technologies? Our panel of experts will open your eyes to tomorrow’s technologically-driven transportation infrastructure needs.

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Randy Iwasaki

Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Iwasaki was appointed by the CCTA Board on April 16, 2010. In his role as Executive Director, he administers the one-half percent sales tax program. The Authority is also the Congestion Management Agency. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Iwasaki was appointed by Governor... Read More →

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Tom Baloga

Senior Director, Government Affairs, Audi of America, Inc.
Tom Baloga came out of retirement in January 2016 to become a Senior Director and head of the Sacramento Government Affairs office for Audi of America. Prior to Audi, Tom had retired in December 2012 from BMW as concurrently: VP of Engineering US, President of BMW Technology Corporation... Read More →
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Melanie Crotty

Director of Operations, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
Ms. Crotty is the Director for Operations at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). Melanie is responsible for implementing innovative, cost-effective solutions to improve the travel experience throughout the Bay Area.  Melanie’s responsibilities include delivery of... Read More →
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Lauren Isaac

Director of Business Initiatives, Easy Mile
Lauren Isaac is the Director of Business Initiatives at EasyMile. Easymile provides electric, driverless shuttles that are designed to cover short distances in multi-use environments.  Prior to working at EasyMile, Lauren worked at WSP where she was involved in various projects involving... Read More →
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Paige Tsai

Transportation Research & Policy, Uber
Paige joined Uber’s Policy and Research team in January 2016, and focuses on the future of mobility and transportation. As part of her work, Paige helps local teams foster collaboration with public transit agencies to improve access to transportation for people living in and around... Read More →
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Wei-Bin Zhang

Research Engineer and Program Manager, California PATH Program/UC Berkeley
Wei-Bin Zhang joined the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Berkeley in 1987, and participated in the early founding of the PATH Program. His research covers a broad spectrum of ITS, with considerably more emphasis on technologies and deployment issues... Read More →

Thursday May 4, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
California Ballroom