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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim

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8-8:45 a.m.
Registration Opens, Center Lounge

8-8:45 a.m.
Breakfast Served, Expo Hall

8:45-10:15 a.m.
Opening General Session, Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by HDR and Skanska

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Master of Ceremonies
Kate Klimow (confirmed)
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community and Government Relations, University of California, Irvine

Welcome Remarks

Arthur T. Leahy (confirmed)
CEO, Metrolink and Chair, Mobility 21

Hon. Jeffrey Lalloway (confirmed)
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Irvine and Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority

Hon. Shawn Nelson (confirmed)
Supervisor, County of Orange, Chair, Metrolink and Board Member, Orange County Transportation Authority

Titanium Sponsor Video Highlight: Parsons

Federal Transportation Update
Therese McMillan (confirmed)
Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Administration

State Transportation Legislative Update

Hon. Jim Frazier (confirmed)
Chair, California State Assembly Transportation Committee and Chair, Assembly Transportation Infrastructure Development Committee as Part of Governor’s Special Session

Hon. Richard Bloom (confirmed)
Chair, California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Morning Networking Break, Expo Hall

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Morning Breakout Sessions, Magic Kingdom Ballroom

AM 1: Chairmans' Roundtable: How Do You Keep the Politics Out of Mobility?

Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

Sponsored by Kleinfelder|Simon Wong Engineering

The Chairs of Southern California’s regional transportation agencies have a unique role in achieving the goal of mobility as leaders of their respective transportation agencies. As an elected official, the competing political demands from constituents and the various constraints on funding add to the complexity of their challenges. For the first time ever, come see the Chairs of our regional transportation agencies discuss how they prioritize among these competing issues while achieving mobility and balance.

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Moderator
Fran Inman (confirmed)
Senior Vice President for Governmental Relations and Community Affairs, Majestic Realty Co., Commissioner, California Transportation Commission and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists
Hon. Daryl Busch (confirmed)
Chair, Riverside County Transportation Commission and Mayor, City of Perris

Hon. Jack Dale (confirmed)
Chair, San Diego Association of Governments and Councilmember City of Santee

Hon. John Fasana (confirmed)
First Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Councilmember, City of Duarte

Hon. Jeffrey Lalloway (confirmed)
Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Irvine

Hon. Ryan McEachron (confirmed)
Chair, San Bernardino Associated Governments and Councilmember, City of Victorville

Hon. Keith Millhouse (confirmed)
Vice Chair, Ventura County Transportation Commission and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Moorpoark

Hon. James Predmore (confirmed)
Vice Chair, Imperial County Transportation Commission and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Holtville

AM 2: Connected and Driverless Vehicles: Can Policy Keep Up with Technology?

Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

Sponsored by Iteris, Inc.

There’s little doubt that connected vehicles will be a reality in the not so distant future. What do we as policy makers and stakeholders need to do to prepare for the arrival of connected vehicles? Come hear from our leading voices in transportation as they discuss the challenges and opportunities facing this new reality.

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Moderator
Sarah Catz (confirmed)
Director, Center for Urban Infrastructure and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists
Hon. Ben Allen (confirmed)
Senator, California State Senate

Randy Iwasaki (confirmed)
Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

Dave McCreadie (confirmed)
Manager of Vehicle Electrification & Infrastructure, Ford

Eric Noble (confirmed)
Founder and President, The CARLAB

AM 3: Millennials to Boomers: Understanding Generational Mobility Trends

Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

Sponsored by Professional Engineers in California Government

How much of our attitudes about travel are determined by when we were born? Key social, technological and economic trends during our “wonder years” can impact lifestyles and future travel. The historic population growth that occurred in 1945–1965 (baby boomers) and again in 1981–1995 (millennials) is now raising questions about how people will travel in the years to come. Our lively panel of experts will discuss their work sorting out the demographic trends, assumptions and likely realities that will impact the paths forward. How do employment, family and life-cycle trends affect travel patterns for millennials? How will baby boomers get where they need to go as they age? Does technology affect the transportation patterns for millennials and boomers the same? Come listen, learn and comment on how to move this region forward without leaving anyone behind.

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Moderator
Peter Buffa (confirmed)
Director, Barclays Capital – Public Finance

Panelists
Evelyn Blumenberg (confirmed)
Professor and Chair of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Blanca Castro (confirmed)
Senior Manager of Advocacy, AARP California

Rudy Espinoza (invited)
Executive Director, Leadership for Urban Renewal Network

Hasan Ikhrata (confirmed)
Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments and Board Member, Mobility 21

AM 4: The Different Voices of Road-User Charge and the Path Forward

Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

Sponsored by Southern California Association of Governments

Revenue sources generated from fuel taxes are quickly evaporating, contributing to the nation’s infrastructure crisis. A Road User Charge would raise funds based on how many miles a motorist drives. Is this approach equitable? Does the public believe there is a funding shortfall, or do they believe funding levels are adequate, but mismanaged? SB 1077 created a Road User Charge Technical Advisory Committee charged with developing a pilot program to assess the potential for a mileage-based revenue collection as an alternative to a gas tax. Is a Road User Charge the solution to California’s transportation infrastructure problems? Join us and hear what the experts have to say.

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Moderator
Jim Madaffer (confirmed)
Chair, California Road User Charge Technical Advisory Committee and Commissioner, California Transportation Commission

Panelists
Curt Augustine (confirmed)
Director of Policy & Government Affairs, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Hon. Lisa Bartlett (confirmed)
Supervisor, County of Orange and Board Member, Orange County Transportation Authority

Steve Finnegan (confirmed)
Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Automobile Club of Southern California and Board Member, Mobility 21

Eric Sauer (confirmed)
Vice President of Policy and Government Relations, California Trucking Association

12-1:15 p.m.
Luncheon General Sessions, Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by CH2M and Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Welcome From Metro CEO
Phillip A. Washington (confirmed)
CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Board Member, Mobility 21

Presentation of Mobility 21 Awards

Public Sector Leader of the Year Award
Hon. Kevin de León (confirmed)
Senate President Pro Tem, California State Senate

Private Sector Leader of the Year Award
Noel Massie (confirmed)
President, UPS, South California District

Lifetime Achievement Award
Thomas V. McKernan (confirmed)
Chair of the Board, Automobile Club of Southern California

Tribute Award
Larry Sharp (in memoriam)

Keynote Address: The Jacy Good Story
Jacy Good and Steve Johnson (confirmed)
Hang Up And Drive

On the way home from her college graduation in May 2008, the car carrying Jacy Good and her parents was hit head-on by a tractor trailer swerving to miss a man coming through the intersection who attempted to turn left through a red light.

The man in the car was talking on his phone at the time. The car accident killed her parents and left Jacy with a traumatic brain injury, unable to use her left arm or lower leg. Jacy and her husband Steve have spoken about her life-altering tragedy to dozens of organizations throughout the country in hopes to encourage transportation safety and potentially save lives. The Jacy Good story has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, People Magazine, CNN and NPR.

1:15-1:30 p.m.
15 Minute Break

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions, Magic Kingdom Ballroom

PM 1: Balancing Local Measure Goals with Emerging State Policies

Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

Sponsored by Jacobs

How do you balance local measure goals and funding with new and emerging state legislation and policies? Come hear from the leaders shaping the future of our transportation system as they share their insights on balancing locally funded infrastructure projects with statewide policies. A thoughtful balance will be required. The goal of state and local collaboration will be the foundation of success.

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Moderator
Will Kempton (confirmed)
Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

Panelists
Kome Ajise (confirmed)
Chief Deputy Director, Caltrans

Darrell Johnson (confirmed)
CEO, Orange County Transportation Authority and Board Member, Mobility 21

Darren Kettle (confirmed)
Executive Director, Ventura County Transportation Commission and Treasurer, Mobility 21

Stephanie Wiggins (confirmed)
Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Dr. Raymond Wolfe (confirmed)
Executive Director San Bernardino Associated Governments and Board Member, Mobility 21

PM 2: The Future of Alternative Delivery in California

Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

Sponsored by Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

California has been utilizing alternative delivery mechanisms for decades. Some forms of alternative delivery like design-build are being employed very successfully and are supported by legislative authority. Others, like transportation concessions, have been employed with varying degrees of success and currently face an uncertain future. Although evidence from other states and countries makes clear that alternative delivery can work when properly employed, how will we choose to use it here? Come hear firsthand what our leading transportation agencies, private sector and stakeholders are currently planning and how their approach will shape the landscape of alternative delivery in California.

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Moderator
Mark Kempton (confirmed)
Project Director, Skanska and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists
Joe Aiello (confirmed)
Director of Business Development North America, Meridiam

Bruce Blanning (confirmed)
Executive Director, Professional Engineers in California Government

Fred Kessler (confirmed)
Partner, Nossaman LLP

Anne Mayer (confirmed)
Executive Director, Riverside County Transportation Commission and Board Member, Mobility 21

Phillip A. Washington (confirmed)
CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Board Member, Mobility 21

PM 3: Rail in California: Improving Quality of Life for Generations to Come

Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

Sponsored by LSA Associates, Inc.

How will our current and future rail systems in Southern California contribute to enhancing our quality of life? What are the technical, operational and institutional improvements that will ensure that mobility, safety, convenience, comfort and prosperity are achieved in future decades? The panelists will present perspectives covering station site development, local transit, regional commuter rail, intercity rail and statewide high-speed rail. For California to remain competitive, our various rail systems must work together to achieve a world class transportation system.

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Moderator
Lou Thompson (confirmed)
Principal, Thompson, Galenson and Associates, LLC and Member, California High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group

Panelists
Jennifer Bergener (confirmed)
Managing Director, LOSSAN

Brian Cox (confirmed)
Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Arthur T. Leahy (confirmed)
CEO, Metrolink and Chair, Mobility 21

Jeff Morales (confirmed)
CEO, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Bryan Pennington (confirmed)
Executive Director – Engineering & Construction, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

PM 4: The New Last Mile

Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

Sponsored by Cerrell Associates and Uber

While our freeways are becoming ever more congested, technology and the new shared economy are changing the way folks get around. The creation of mobility hubs, ride-hailing services and car and bike sharing are making active transportation and transit an easier choice for many. Smartphone apps can summon a ride, find your next transit option, rent a car anytime/anywhere and find available parking places closest to your destination. All we need is a universal payment method to make it all seamless. How can these services encourage more transit ridership? How can they fill in transit gaps? What does the future hold? This panel will explore latest mobility concepts and technologies, and the benefits they will bring to our mobility networks.

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Moderator
Gary Toebben (confirmed)
President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists
Eva Behrend (confirmed)
Director of Communications, West Region, Uber

Emily Castor (confirmed)
Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft

David Cummins (confirmed)
Senior Vice President, Parking and Mobility Solutions, Xerox

Gary Gallegos (confirmed)
Executive Director, San Diego Association of Governments and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Danielle Grossman (confirmed)
Marketing Manager, Zipcar

Michael Mikos (confirmed)
Director of Strategic Development, car2go

2:30-3 p.m.
Afternoon Networking Break, Expo Hall

3-4:15 p.m.
Closing General Session, Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by Cordoba Corporation

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The Ports, Goods Movement and Our Future

A candid conversation with the Port CEOs and leading public and private sector leaders on the critical importance of goods movement and balancing business, community and environmental goals.

Moderator
Lucy Dunn (confirmed)
President & CEO, Orange County Business Council, Chair, California Transportation Commission and Vice Chair, Mobility 21

Panelists
Michael Christensen (confirmed)
Senior Executive Lead for Supply Chain Optimization, Port of Long Beach

John Corley (confirmed)
Vice President, Global Ports & Harbors Director, Parsons

Kristin Decas (confirmed)
Executive Director, Port of Hueneme and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Hasan Ikhrata (confirmed)
Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments and Board Member, Mobility 21

Hon. Alan Lowenthal (confirmed)
Representative, United States House of Representatives and Chair, Congressional Safe Climate Caucus

Gene Seroka (confirmed)
Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles

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