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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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Wednesday, May 3
 

9:00am

Exhibitor Set Up
Wednesday May 3, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
California Foyer

11:00am

Registration
Wednesday May 3, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
California Foyer

12:00pm

Welcome Session with Janette Sadik-Khan
Join us for an informal Q & A session with Janette Sadik-Khan of Bloomberg Associates. 

Speakers
avatar for Janette Sadik-Khan

Janette Sadik-Khan

Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Janette Sadik-Khan was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007–2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, leading one of the most sweeping revitalizations of the city’s streets in a half-century. | | During her tenure, New York City added nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and the first parking-protected bike paths in North... Read More →


Wednesday May 3, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
California Ballroom

1:00pm

Welcome and Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Loella Haskew

Loella Haskew

Council Member, City of Walnut Creek
avatar for Janette Sadik-Khan

Janette Sadik-Khan

Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Janette Sadik-Khan was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007–2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, leading one of the most sweeping revitalizations of the city’s streets in a half-century. | | During her tenure, New York City added nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and the first parking-protected bike paths in North... Read More →
avatar for Bijan Sartipi

Bijan Sartipi

District 4 Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Bijan Sartipi has been with the California Department of Transportation for over 32 years serving in a number of high profile engineering and management positions. He has been the District Director for District 4 since 2002. | As District 4 Director, Sartipi is responsible f... Read More →


Wednesday May 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
California Foyer

2:00pm

Investing in Transportation: Revenue increases from traditional funding sources, while exploring new opportunities
A growing state needs a transportation system that meets the needs of its citizens.  This transportation system should provide choices for different users and address the needs of businesses, super-commuters, issues in rural parts of the state versus unique challenges in urban regions.  This panel will provide their views and perspectives on both current and future trends for funding transportation, as well as what methods are currently working for maintaining our current infrastructure and planning for future projects in today’s complex funding environment that is affected by legislation, both at a Federal, state and regional levels.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Dohrmann

Andrew Dohrmann

Director of Government Relations, T.Y. Lin International
Andrew Dohrmann is the Director of Government Relations for T.Y. Lin International, a full-services infrastructure consulting firm. He joined the firm in 2016 after spending eleven years working in the United States Congress. | | For the past six years he worked as a professional staffer on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for Senator Barbara Boxer, with jurisdiction over the Federal Highway Administration. In this role he was a lead author and negotiator of both Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP‐21), enacted in 2012, and the Fixing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Bransen

Susan Bransen

Executive Director, California Transportation Commission
Ms. Bransen serves as the California Transportation Commission’s (Commission) Executive Director, reporting to the thirteen-member Commission.  She has a major role in affecting the outcome of all policies and actions adopted by the Commission including the programming and allocation of several billion dollars annually for the construction of highway, passenger rail, transit and active transportation improvements throughout... Read More →
avatar for Grace Crunican

Grace Crunican

General Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Grace Crunican was appointed General Manager of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) by the BART Board of Directors in 2011. Prior to coming to BART, she was Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) for eight years, the Director of the Orego... Read More →
avatar for Baruch Feigenbaum

Baruch Feigenbaum

Assistant Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation
Baruch Feigenbaum is the Assistant Director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He specializes in transportation policy.Prior to joining Reason, Feigenbaum handled transportation issues on Capitol Hill for Representative Lynn Westmoreland. He earned his... Read More →
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Nadine Lee

Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, LA Metro
Nadine Lee is the Deputy Executive Officer for LA Metro’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation. Nadine works with Metro staff, government partners, and private companies to launch innovative concepts in planning, project delivery, and operations - all in the interest of helping Metro provide a more flexible, demand-responsive mobility system for Los Angeles County. | | Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Nadine led the development and implementation of the Flatiron Flyer bus rapid transit for... Read More →


Wednesday May 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
California Ballroom

4:00pm

1A - MAP-21 Performance Management and Federal Affairs Update
This panel will provide an update on efforts to implement Federal MAP-21/FAST Act Performance Management Regulations.

Moderators
avatar for Giles Giovinazzi

Giles Giovinazzi

Federal Liaison, Caltrans
In July 2014, Giles Giovinazzi started as the Federal Transportation Liaison for the Caltrans & California High-Speed Rail Authority. He has spent more than 17 years focusing on federal policy, legislative and regulatory issues in the areas of transportation, infrastructure and economic development. From 2002 to 2014, Mr. Giovinazzi served as Democratic Staff Director to the House Transportation... Read More →

Speakers
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Harlan Miller

Team Leader, Planning Oversight & Stewardship, FHWA
Harlan Miller is the Team Leader, Planning Oversight & Stewardship at the Federal Highway Administration.
avatar for Matthew Hardy, Ph.D

Matthew Hardy, Ph.D

Program Director for Planning and Performance Management, AASHTO
Matthew Hardy is the Program Director for Planning and Performance Management. In this role, he supports AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Planning, Standing Committee on Performance Management, Subcommittee on Asset Management, as well as AASHTO’s efforts in the reauthorization of... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Schriber

Thomas Schriber

Chief, Office of Performance, Division of Traffic Operations, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Thomas Schriber is registered as a civil engineer and traffic engineer in California. He is currently an office chief at Caltrans Headquarters and is responsible for the highway safety improvement program, mobility improvement program, and the strategic highway safety plan. He re... Read More →
avatar for David Vautin

David Vautin

Senior Planner/Analyst, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
David Vautin, AICP is a Senior Planner/Analyst at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in San Francisco, California, leading the agency’s efforts in the fields of performance assessment and performance monitoring over the past seven years. His analytical work informs regional policy decisions by monitoring adherence to adopted goals and targets and by identifying high-performing transportation investments that achieve the... Read More →


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

4:00pm

1B - Transportation and a Vibrant Economy: Economic Assessment's Role and Application in Transportation Investments and Economic Development

There is a concerted effort to expand economic analysis into transportation infrastructure planning, design and programming processes. Newly adopted legislation, regulations, executive orders and policies that are requiring the State and local transportation agencies to incorporate economic analysis, including benefit-cost analysis, life-cycle cost analysis and economic impact assessment into long-term planning development, project prioritization and selection.  The analyses, in some instances, must consider economic impacts from public health, climate change adaptation, social equity and environmental effects. The challenge is to develop an effective approach to conducting economic analysis within the various division and programs, and at various stages of project planning and implementation.  This session will discuss the best approach for developing comprehensive and consistent methodologies for conducting economic analysis within and/or across multiple programs and stages of transportation infrastructure planning, design and construction.


Moderators
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Barry Padilla

Chief, Transportation Economics Branch, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Barry Padilla is Chief of the Transportation Economics Branch (TEB), Division of Transportation Planning for the California Department of Transportation.  In this position, Mr. Padilla leads a staff of economist in conducting economic and financial research; development of investment evaluation and asset management tools; and providing analysis and information to support and enhance transportation decision-making, planning, and programming... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthew J. Holian

Matthew J. Holian

Associate Professor of Economics, San Jose State University
Matthew J. Holian is an Associate Professor of Economics at San Jose State University.  He joined the faculty at SJSU in 2008 after earning his Ph.D. in Economics at Ohio State University.  He teaches courses in Cost-Benefit Analysis, Econometrics, Industrial Organization and Regional... Read More →
avatar for Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Senior Regional Economist, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Jim Miller has been a Senior Economist with SANDAG (the San Diego Association of Governments) since 2013; he researches the effects of transportation and land-use decisions on the regional economy. He has worked in economics for over twenty years, in government, academia, and the... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Emily Wimberger

Dr. Emily Wimberger

Chief Economist, California Air Resources Board
Dr. Emily Wimberger is the chief economist at the California Air Resources Board where she leads the economic analysis of California’s climate change and criteria pollution regulations and policies. Previously, Emily served as a researcher at the University of California Center for Energy and Environmental Economics at UC Santa Barbara and as Economics Fellow at the California Air Resources Board where her research focused on carbon market design and vehicle emission reduction programs. Emily received her Ph.D. in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of California Davis and her... Read More →


Wednesday May 3, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Contra Costa Room

6:00pm

Welcoming Reception / Poster Session
Wednesday May 3, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contra Costa Room
 
Thursday, May 4
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday May 4, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
California Foyer

8:45am

Drivers of Change: Taking us in a New Direction
California’s transportation system is rapidly changing through innovative technology, shifting demographic trends, new public policy, and increased economic development. This panel will provide their views and perspectives on both current and future trends in transportation, and what scenarios, models, and assumptions we can use to steer us into the right direction with these drivers of change

Moderators
avatar for Coco Briseno

Coco Briseno

Deputy Director, Planning and Modal Programs, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Coco Briseno is currently Deputy Director, Planning and Modal Programs at Caltrans Headquarters. Coco started her Caltrans career in 1990. During her time with Caltrans, she has worked in many capacities including most recently as the Division Chief, Research, Innovation and System Information. Prior to that, Coco served as the Caltrans Chief of Staff in the... Read More →

Speakers
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Tilly Chang

Executive Director, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Tilly Chang serves as the Executive Director at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. The Transportation Authority administers Prop K, the city’s half-cent transportation sales tax program as well as the Prop AA vehicle registration fee. The agency also serves as the county-wide Congestion Management Agency which coordinates funding and transportation investment for San... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Cohen

Stuart Cohen

Executive Director, TransForm
Stuart Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of TransForm. By combining high-quality policy analysis with coalition building and strategic media efforts, TransForm has become a powerful and effective voice for world class transit and walkable communities in the Bay Area and... Read More →
avatar for Susan Shaheen

Susan Shaheen

Co-Director, UC Berkeley
Susan’s interest in environmentally- and socially-beneficial technology applications led her to focus her doctoral research on carsharing in the mid-1990s. Her main area of research examines mobility and the sharing economy. She co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Rese... Read More →
avatar for Maura Twomey

Maura Twomey

Executive Director, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG)
Ms. Twomey is the Executive Director for the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Monterey Bay Region, which includes the counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito. She has more than 30 years of tr... Read More →


Thursday May 4, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
California Ballroom

10:30am

2A - Transportation Equity
Transportation equity is a primary objective in public policy for all levels of government in California, but it remains elusive due to the lack of practical guidance and tools on how to achieve it in real life, particularly for long-term transportation infrastructure investments.  This panel focuses on the continuing challenge of engaging all sectors of the traveling community to provide mobility, access, and safety for all Californians.

Moderators
avatar for Eduardo Serafin

Eduardo Serafin

Technical Program Manager, Tech Transfer, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
Mr. Serafin serves as Technical Program Manager at the Technology Transfer Program (Tech Transfer) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. At Tech Transfer, Eduardo manages training and professional development programs to address the dynamic training needs of the California transportation professional... Read More →

Speakers
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Asha Weinstein Agrawal

Director National Transportation Finance Institute, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) San Jose State University (SJSU)
Asha Weinstein Agrawal is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at San José State University and Director of MTI’s National Transportation Finance Center (also at SJSU). Her research agenda is guided by a commitment to the principles of sustainability and equity: what planning and policy tools can communities adopt to encourage environmentally-friendly travel and improve accessibility for people struggling with poverty or other disadvantages? She has explored this question most deeply through two substantive areas, transportation finance policy and the travel behavior of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. She also works in the area of urban history and is currently Chair of the Transportation Research... Read More →
avatar for Joan Chaplick, AICP

Joan Chaplick, AICP

Director of Management and Policy Services, MIG, Inc.
Ms. Chaplick brings more than 25 years of experience in public engagement, facilitation and collaborative planning. She has worked throughout the country to design and facilitate outreach strategies at the state, city and local levels. She is skilled in a wide range of outreach t... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Overman

Jonathan Overman

Transportation Analyst, Cambridge Systematics
Jonathan Overman is a Transportation Analyst with Cambridge Systematics (CS) with experience in multi-modal and performance-based planning.  Mr. Overman is the Deputy Project Manager on the California Statewide Social Equity Analysis Methodology and Tool. For this project... Read More →
avatar for Vikrant Sood

Vikrant Sood

Senior Social Equity Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
Mr. Sood is a Senior Planner at MTC, the metropolitan planning organization for the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Sood has over 20 years of experience in land use, housing, transportation, economic development and education policy and planning at the local and regional level. At MTC, Mr. Sood conducts the Environmental Justice and Title VI analysis for the... Read More →


Thursday May 4, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
California Ballroom

10:45am

2B - Rural Transportation: The Road to Rural Sustainability

The rural areas of California are critical to the economic and social health of the state. As the state struggles with issues of drought, groundwater management, climate change, and fire prevention, its diverse rural regions provide opportunities to improve California's sustainability. In order to realize statewide environmental, health  and economic benefits for all of California, the state needs to invest in rural communities around transportation infrastructure  and systems that support mobility, access and active living.

 


Moderators
avatar for Julia Lave Johnston

Julia Lave Johnston

Program Manager, Institute for Local Government
Julia Lave Johnston is a Sustainability Program Manager at the Institute for Local Government leading the Land Use and Healthy Neighborhoods components of the Institute’s Sustainable Communities Program. Previously she was Director of the Land Use and Natural Resources program at UC Davis Extension. She also served as Deputy Director for Planning Policy in the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Dean

Jamie Dean

Program Director, The 11th Hour Project
Jamie Dean is Program Director for The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, and directs the Foundation’s program in renewable energy and climate. Previously, Jamie led the Agriculture subprogram at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and worked for... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Rodier

Caroline Rodier

Associate Director, Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS),UC Davis
Caroline Rodier is the Associate Director of the Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS) at the University of California at Davis. Her major areas of research include transportation and land use planning and environmental policy analysis. Her interests include the development and application of land use and transport models. At ULTRANS, she manages the development of two California statewide models, an activity based microsimulation travel model (CSTDM) and a spatial economic model (PECAS), as well as an activity based microsimulation travel model for the San Joaquin Valley region. She is the Chair of the Transportation Research... Read More →
avatar for David Shabazian

David Shabazian

Program Manager, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
David Shabazian was named Program Manager for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments’ Rural-Urban Connections Strategy in 2007. This unprecedented program strives to enhance rural economic viability and environmental sustainability through strategies that support and enhance rural economies. To that end, David has pioneered spatial agricultural economic modeling and market analyses to help public and private interests make better-informed decisions. His work was recognized by... Read More →


Thursday May 4, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Contra Costa Room

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday May 4, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
California Ballroom

1:00pm

Lunch Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Dougherty

Malcolm Dougherty

Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Malcolm Dougherty was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in May 2012. He leads the $11 billion organization and Caltrans 20,000 employees who build, maintain, and operate the 50,000 lane miles of... Read More →


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

1:30pm

3A - California Demographic Trends: How People Structure Society and Decision Making

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.


Moderators
avatar for Kate White

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Giovanni Circella

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 →
avatar for Tess Lengyel

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

1:30pm

3B - Healthy Friendships: Building Health and Transportation Partnerships for Shared Outcomes

This panel will explore ways that health departments have worked effectively with transportation to help achieve transportation goals with health co-benefits.  Speakers from both transportation and public health will share their perspectives on the interface between transportation and health agencies; how relationships are established; the opportunities for mutual benefits; and emerging tools for data and modeling.


Moderators
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Marilee Mortenson

Chief, Air Quality, Environment, and Health Branch, Caltrans
Marilee Mortenson is a Senior Environmental Planner and 25-year veteran at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). She manages the Branch that provides air quality conformity technical assistance; promotes planning and environmental linkages; and supports health... Read More →

Speakers
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Matt Carpenter

Director of Transportation Services, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
Matt Carpenter is the Director of Transportation Services at the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. In this role he is involved in planning and implementation efforts that include allocating over $150 million in funding each year towards the operation, maintenance and expansion of the Sacramento region's surface transportation network. Matt has been a project director on two award-winning long-range transportation plans. He is the Chair of the TRB Committee on Programming... Read More →
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Tracey Rattray

Director, Community Wellness and Prevention Program, Contra Costa Health Services
Tracey Rattray, MPH, MSW, has over 15 years experience leading nationally recognized chronic disease prevention programs at Contra Costa Health Services Department. In this role, she oversees projects that reduce risk factors for chronic diseases and injuries focusing on issues including tobacco prevention; nutrition and physical activity promotion; injury prevention; lead poisoning prevention; and promotion of a healthy built environment. She has convened and led multi-sectoral collaboratives that include philanthropists, educators, city staff, elected officials, city planners, health care providers, community organizations, residents and other stakeholders to work on areas of common interest. She is co-author of the... Read More →
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Judy Robinson

Sustainability Manager, Sacramento County
Judy Robinson is a Principal Planner and the Sustainability Manager for Sacramento County. She has over 25 years of experience with local government, community planning and smart growth development. She facilitated the construction of the County’s first complete, green and sustainable street, which imbeds healthy and active design into green infrastructure. She is the Team Leader for the... Read More →
avatar for Vikrant Sood

Vikrant Sood

Senior Social Equity Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
Mr. Sood is a Senior Planner at MTC, the metropolitan planning organization for the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Sood has over 20 years of experience in land use, housing, transportation, economic development and education policy and planning at the local and regional level. At MTC, Mr. Sood conducts the Environmental Justice and Title VI analysis for the... Read More →


Thursday May 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Contra Costa Room

3:30pm

Field Trip - County Connection - Electric Shuttle/TOD Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a trip through historic downtown Walnut Creek on the Bay Area’s first all-electric battery-powered, zero-emissions inductive charging shuttle bus, including a tour of the charging station. Sponsored by Central Contra Costa Transit Authority. Click here to sign up (25 spaces available, first come first served).


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Wilk

Kevin Wilk

Council Member, City of Walnut Creek



Thursday May 4, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

4A - Changing Technologies: Developing a Infrastructure Driven by Human Choice
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
avatar for Randy Iwasaki

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
avatar for Tom Baloga

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 →
avatar for Lauren Isaac

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

3:30pm

4B - Planning for Extremes: Adapting Transportation to a Changing Climate

This panel discussion will provide the audience with first-hand experiences and lessons learned in preparing for climate change from the perspectives of the state, local, regional, and private organizations. Presenters will highlight the plans, actions, partnerships, and policies developed to protect the traveling public and the transportation system.


Moderators
avatar for Ellen Greenberg

Ellen Greenberg

Deputy Director for Sustainability, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Governor Jerry Brown appointed Ellen Greenberg as the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) Deputy Director for Sustainability, a position the Caltrans Director created to lead the department's efforts in developing and implementing initiatives to align with California's goals on sustainability. Greenberg has over 30... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Louise Bedsworth

Louise Bedsworth

Deputy Director, California Office of Planning and Research
Prior to joining the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, Louise Bedsworth was a Policy Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California where she focused on climate action at the local level, adaptation to climate change, and transportation and air quality. She has als... Read More →
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Lindy Lowe

Chief Planner, Bay Area Conservation District
Lindy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and public health and a Master of Urban Planning degree with an emphasis in law and environmental policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has also worked for the Los Angeles Regional Planning Department in... Read More →
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Dan McElhinney

Chief Deputy District 4 Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
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Liz O’Donoghue

Director of Infrastructure and Land Use, The Nature Conservancy
As Director of Infrastructure and Land Use, Liz O’Donoghue oversees The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter’s policy agenda on infrastructure development and land use, mitigation, transportation policy, and integration with natural resource protection. Previously, she served... Read More →


Thursday May 4, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Contra Costa Room

4:30pm

Field Trip - County Connection - Electric Shuttle/TOD Tour
Take a trip through historic downtown Walnut Creek on the Bay Area’s first all-electric battery-powered, zero-emissions inductive charging shuttle bus, including a tour of the charging station. Sponsored by Central Contra Costa Transit Authority. Click here to sign up (25 spaces available, first come first served).

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Wilk

Kevin Wilk

Council Member, City of Walnut Creek


Thursday May 4, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, May 5
 

8:00am

MC/Breakfast
Friday May 5, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
California Foyer

8:45am

Freight Efficiency

The California Sustainable Freight Action Plan aims to improve freight efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Led by the Caltrans, the Freight Efficiency Group is working to identify, research, and deploy strategies to improve California’s freight transportation system efficiency now and in the coming years. This panel will provoke discussion on what efficiency strategies are out there and what partnerships need to be fostered to put plans into action.


Moderators
avatar for Kome Ajise

Kome Ajise

Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Kome Ajise is the Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), responsible for overseeing the internal operations for approximately 19,000 employees and an annual budget that exceeds $1.1. billion. | | Kome began his career in 1987 in District 6 (Fresno) and has served in various assignments at both the district and Headquarters offices. From February 2001, he served as the North Region Environmental Division Chief until April 2004 when he was appointed as the District 10 Director in Stockton. The eight counties District 10 covers include the central Sierras, consisting of four trans-sierra mountain passes. The northern San Joaquin Valley is a goods movement gateway from the valley into the Bay Area. Between the years... Read More →

Speakers
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Elizabeth Fretheim

Senior Director, Logistics Sustainability, WALMART
Elizabeth Fretheim is the Senior Director of Sustainability for Walmart’s Logistics division where she develops and manages the sustainability strategy both transportation and distribution centers. In 2016, she was one of Fleet Owner magazine’s Dozen Outstanding Women in Trucking... Read More →
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Fran Inman

Commissioner, California Transportation Commission
Fran Inman directs government relations and community affairs activities for Majestic Realty Co., one of the nation's largest privately held real estate development companies. With a real estate portfolio totaling approximately 78 million square feet of commercial properties, Majestic Realty has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Bethlehem, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Worth and Las Vegas. | | Inman is recognized as a leader in the push to improve the... Read More →
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Mike Jacob

Vice President & General Counsel, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA)
Mike Jacob is Vice President & General Counsel to the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, an independent, not-for-profit maritime trade association with offices in Oakland, Long Beach and Seattle and represents owners and operators of US and foreign-flagged ocean-going vessels... Read More →
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Richard Langer

Managing Director, Quetica, LLC
Richard Langer is the President and Managing Director of Quetica, a transportation, supply chain and global trade information technology consulting firm. He is a retired senior military officer with various career assignments designing and managing expeditionary supply chains andtransportation networks. Langer is a well-respected industry expert in government and private sector designing and building global supply chain, transportation and trade systems for half of the Fortune 500 and Federal Government. | | Langer is one of the original founders and president of the PowerTrack freight audit and payment business which processed 270 million transportation invoices and bills of lading annually for over 13,000 multi modal transportation carrier companies in 40+ countries. The PowerTrack team used the data they amassed to consult with clients on how to optimize and design their supply chain and transportation networks. As an outcome of consulting projects, they launched a third party logistics company, supply chain automation software company and global trade bank to help clients optimize their operations. In 2009, Langer assisted the investors in selling the very successful PowerTrack business group and restarted a consulting practice under the brand Quetica... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
California Ballroom

10:30am

5A - Freight Operations and Innovation

From the ports to the farms, the freight transportation system includes the highways, the local roadways and the last mile for freight deliveries to our homes and stores. The panelists will highlight innovations at both scales – the statewide interregional and the local last mile, and provoke discussion on what innovative technologies are out there and what partnerships need to be fostered to put plans into action.


Moderators
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Chris Schmidt

Chief, Division of Transportation Planning, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Chris Schmidt became the Division Chief of Transportation Planning in February 2017 overseeing over three hundred traditional planning positions and a budget of $200 million.  He previously worked in District 11, San Diego, Planning Division since 2000.  As Chief of Multi-modal Transportation Planning he oversaw... Read More →

Speakers
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Matt Davis

Director of Government Affairs, Port of Oakland/Oakland International Airport
Matt Davis was appointed Director of Governmental Affairs on April 23, 2015. He has been with Port of Oakland's Governmental Affairs team serving in several leadership capacities since 2004 and is responsible for advocating Port development projects and policies across all Port d... Read More →
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Barbara Ivanov

Chief Operating Officer, Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington
Barb Ivanov is the Chief Operating Officer of the Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington, where she leads research for the powerful nexus of industry, transportation agencies, and policy makers.  Ms. Ivanov is also the Director of the UW Urban Freight Lab. She is a national thought leader on optimizing- public and private-sector freight systems to serve industry, supply chains, and the communities surrounding... Read More →
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Aravind Kailas, Ph.D

Principal Technology Planner, The Volvo Group
Dr. Aravind Kailas is employed by the Volvo Group and a member of the Chief Technology Officer’s Research and Technology Office. He guides Volvo’s preparation for the emerging connected and autonomous vehicle ecosystem in collaboration with pertinent business units. Dr. Kailas has been instrumental in the establishment of a fully functional office in Southern California to tap into the technology and policy innovations impacting the auto industry. He has spearheaded... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
California Ballroom

10:30am

5B - Transit/Rail Connectivity and Accessibility

As California works to deliver quality, cost-effective mobility choices that help meet our climate goals, the need to support a seamless network for rail, transit, walking, and biking will continue to grow. We can physically link these “allied modes”, but the devil is in the details.  “Network Integration” is the term that is often used to describe how these modes will work together, but what does it mean, exactly?  The panel will discuss three aspects of Network Integration – physical connections, service coordination, and first/last mile access – by describing current investments, plans, and policy efforts.


Moderators
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Kyle Gradinger

Assistant Division Chief, Rail and Mass Transportation, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Kyle Gradinger is the Assistant Division Chief of the Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation overseeing network integration efforts among rail and transit services throughout California. Kyle serves as a liaison with the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), passenger rail JPAs, transit agencies, and cities on various activities associated with network integration and... Read More →

Speakers
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Arielle Fleisher

Transportation Policy Associate, SPUR
Arielle supports SPUR's efforts to create a high-quality transportation system in the Bay Area. Previously, she worked at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where she managed a number of bicycle and pedestrian safety education programs in support of the city's Vis... Read More →
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Ulrich Leister

CEO, SMA
Ulrich Leister obtained a Master of Science in transportation engineering from the Institute of Technology Berlin (Germany). Ulrich started to get involved with California’s transportation system in 2010 when he wrote a thesis that analyzed the opportunities of integrating... Read More →
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Jennifer Donlon Wyant

Active Transportation Program Specialist, City of Sacramento
Jennifer has over 10 years’ experience in active transportation. Before joining the City of Sacramento, Jennifer served as a Principal at Alta Planning + Design where she managed projects from small intersection improvements, to corridor studies, to citywide planning efforts. Jennifer currently serves as the City of... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Contra Costa Room

12:00pm

Closing Keynote Speaker
Speakers
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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 →


Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
California Ballroom

1:00pm

Field Trip - Alameda County Transportation Commission - Port of Oakland
Limited Capacity seats available

A bus will pick up attendees at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel at 12:45 pm. Attendees will arrive at the Port of Oakland for an interactive tour led by the Port’s Director of Governmental Affairs. Attendees will arrive back at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel at 4:00 pm. Click here to sign up (45 spaces available). 

The Port of Oakland has served as the principle ocean gateway for international containerized cargo shipments in Northern California. As a Top 10 Port in the United States, the Oakland Port loads and discharges 99% of all containerized goods in Northern California, the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.


Speakers
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Matt Davis

Director of Government Affairs, Port of Oakland/Oakland International Airport
Matt Davis was appointed Director of Governmental Affairs on April 23, 2015. He has been with Port of Oakland's Governmental Affairs team serving in several leadership capacities since 2004 and is responsible for advocating Port development projects and policies across all Port d... 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 →



Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Walnut Creek Marriott (Room XX) 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

1:00pm

Field Trip - Alameda County Transportation Commission - Port of Oakland
Limited Capacity seats available

A bus will pick up attendees at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel at 12:45 pm. Attendees will arrive at the Port of Oakland for an interactive tour led by the Port’s Director of Governmental Affairs. Attendees will arrive back at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel at 4:00 pm. Click here to sign up (45 spaces available). 

The Port of Oakland has served as the principle ocean gateway for international containerized cargo shipments in Northern California. As a Top 10 Port in the United States, the Oakland Port loads and discharges 99% of all containerized goods in Northern California, the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Director of Government Affairs, Port of Oakland/Oakland International Airport
Matt Davis was appointed Director of Governmental Affairs on April 23, 2015. He has been with Port of Oakland's Governmental Affairs team serving in several leadership capacities since 2004 and is responsible for advocating Port development projects and policies across all Port d... Read More →
avatar for Tess Lengyel

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 →



Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Walnut Creek Marriott (Room XX) 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

1:30pm

Freight Efficiency Meeting
Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Sacramento Room