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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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Plenary [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 3

1:00pm PDT

Welcome and Keynote Speaker
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... Read More →
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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 for managing... Read More →

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

2:00pm PDT

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.

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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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 Oregon... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →

Wednesday May 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
California Ballroom
Thursday, May 4

8:45am PDT

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

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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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 beyond.TransForm's... Read More →
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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 Research... Read More →
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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 transportation... Read More →

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

1:00pm PDT

Lunch Keynote Speaker
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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 California’s... Read More →

Thursday May 4, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
California Ballroom
Friday, May 5

8:45am PDT

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.

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →

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... Read More →

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

12:00pm PDT

Closing Keynote Speaker
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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... Read More →

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