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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.

Moderators
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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 Schwarzenegger as Director of the California Department of Transportation. Iwasaki serves on a number of national transportation panels and committees. He is the past Chairman of ITS America. He was appointed to the National Freight Advisory Committee and served as the Chair of the Committee. | Iwasaki earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he currently serves on the School of... Read More →

Speakers
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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 Corp... 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 the Regional Express Lanes Program, the Bay Area Toll Bridge (BATA) rehabilitation programs, and a range of programs to improve the performance of the freeway and transit network through the introduction and ongoing operations of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies. Melanie serves on the Board of Directors for ITS America and on the ITS and Freeway Operations Committees on TRB. She previously served as a board of member of ITS California. Melanie received... 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 advanced technologies that can improve mobility in cities. Lauren wrote a guide titled... 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 cities. Paige also leads Uber's accessibility policy efforts, working to identify ways to increase mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Prior to joining Uber, Paige worked at Dropbox on the communications team. Paige holds a B.A. in Psychology from Princeton... 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 for Vehicle Highway Automation. He was the Technical Director of National Automated Highway Systems Consortium (NAHSC) and managed the development of automated platooning system for Demo '97. He later led the development of collision warning technologies for urban applications and the California efforts on implementation of automated guidance technologies for snow removal and transit applications including the USDOT funded Vehicle Assist and Automation program to implement automated guidance system on transit buses for field operational tests in revenue... Read More →


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

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