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Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
JW Marriott at L.A. Live

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7:30-8:45 a.m.
Registration Opens, Platinum Foyer

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Breakfast Served, Diamond Ballroom Expo Hall

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

Sponsored by Automobile Club of Southern California and AECOM

Master of Ceremonies
Doug Shupe (confirmed)
Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Automobile Club of Southern California

Welcome Remarks

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

Hon. James Butts (confirmed)
First Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Mayor, City of Inglewood 

Titanium Sponsor Video Highlight
Moffatt & Nichol

Transportation Update

Fran Inman (confirmed)
Chair, California Transportation Commission and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Brian Annis (confirmed)
Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

Hon. Jim Frazier (confirmed)
Chair, California State Assembly Transportation Committee

Hon. Julia Brownley (confirmed)
Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives and Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
Gary Toebben (confirmed)
Former President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Former Board Member, Mobility 21

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

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Morning Breakout Sessions, Platinum and Diamond Levels

AM 1: Chairmans' Roundtable: California Transportation Center of Excellence

Platinum G-H

Sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad

Agencies across the nation look to California as the transportation center of excellence. With world-class innovation and technology at our fingertips, juxtaposed with the highest clean energy and air quality goals, and nearly half of our nation’s goods traveling in freight trucks and trains crisscrossing our region … how will our region focus our efforts? How can the agencies collaborate and define the path forward? What are the key challenges and what is at stake? Join us as the political leaders of our Southern California transportation regional transportation agencies exchange ideas, predictions and solutions, and discuss how they will transform California into a transportation center of excellence!

Moderator

Stephen Polechronis (confirmed)
Senior Vice President, Regional Business Line Leader – Transportation, AECOM and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists

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

Hon. Sheila Kuehl (confirmed)
Chair, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Supervisor, County of Los Angeles

Hon. Fred Minagar (confirmed)
Chair, San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency and Councilmember, City of Laguna Niguel

Hon. Linda Parks (confirmed)
Chair, Ventura County Transportation Commission and Supervisor, County of Ventura

Hon. Luis Plancarte (confirmed)
Chair, Imperial County Transportation Commission and Supervisor, County of Imperial

Hon. Dana W. Reed (confirmed)
Chair, Riverside County Transportation Commission and Councilmember, City of Indian Wells

Hon. Terry Sinnott (confirmed)
Chair, San Diego Association of Governments and Councilmember, City of Del Mar

Hon. Alan D. Wapner (confirmed)
President, Southern California Association of Governments and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Ontario

AM 2: Reality of an Autonomous Transportation World

Platinum I-J

Sponsored by ADVANTEC Consulting Engineers, Inc.

While there is significant hype in the media regarding driverless vehicles, California is making meaningful progress with proactive, forward-thinking policies, testing, and operations. Most importantly, driverless technology is being incorporated into many agencies’ plans and operations in a way that aligns with transportation goals and the rapidly shifting policy landscape. The purpose of this session will be to skip the hype, focus on best (and real) practices today, and share practical driverless autonomous vehicle project and policy examples. Join us as our distinguished speakers provide their expert insights into how shared, electric, connected and autonomous transportation will impact our infrastructure, jobs and economy…entirely changing the culture and landscape of mobility.

Moderator

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

Panelists

Stephen Boyd (confirmed)
Co-founder and VP External Affairs, Peloton Technology

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

Ali Mortazavi (confirmed)
Senior Manager – Autonomous Driving Team, Nissan Motor Corporation

Ben Pierce (confirmed)
National Lead, Transportation Technology, HDR

AM 3: Microtransit is Changing the Future

Diamond 7-8

Sponsored by Tetra Tech

As traditional transportation options age out and new options flood the market, agencies are diligently working to manage the public’s expectations and deliver innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to connect the traveling public from point A to point B. Microtransit has emerged as the front runner of innovation and choice as a premium, on-demand transit service where riders can be picked up and dropped off where they want using mobile payment. It is currently being deployed in several major metropolitan areas throughout our country including California. Join us as our experts discuss this new segment in transportation and how it is creating a new pipeline of projects for our industry and enhancing our systems and service to the public.

Moderator

Borja Leon (confirmed)
Transportation Director, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Panelists

Ryan Adams (confirmed)
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, Keolis Transit America

Laura Bliss (confirmed)
Staff Writer, CityLab

Rani Narula-Woods (confirmed)
Senior Director, Special Projects, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Lloyd Sullivan (confirmed)
Department Manager, Offices of Innovation and Project Management, Orange County Transportation Authority

John Urgo (confirmed)
Senior Transportation Planner, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Karina Macias (confirmed)
Transportation Planner, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation

AM 4: Aviation Innovation and the Passenger Experience

Diamond 9-10

Sponsored by Guida Surveying, Inc.

Airports are continually striving to improve the passenger experience and incorporate rapidly evolving new technology for the traveling public. As aviation travel has increased over the decades, public expectations have risen for all in the transportation community to work together to meet the needs of those utilizing airports, ensuring coordination with other modes of travel. This panel will discuss how Southern California’s leading aviation experts are meeting the challenges of connecting our infrastructure, what can be learned from facilities around the world, and how, by incorporating innovative technology, airports can meet these challenges far into the future.

Moderator

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

Panelists

Tina Millan (confirmed)
Senior Vice President and Director, U.S. Aviation Practice, WSP

Frank R. Miller (confirmed)
Executive Director, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority

Larry Serafini (confirmed)
Director of Facility Development

Mark Thorpe (confirmed)
CEO, Ontario International Airport Authority

Keith Wilschetz (confirmed)
Deputy Executive Director, Operations and Emergency Management, Los Angeles World Airports

12-1:15 p.m.
Luncheon General Session, Platinum Ballroom

Sponsored by HDR and HNTB

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

Hon. Eric Garcetti (confirmed)
Mayor, City of Los Angeles and Second Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Transportation Update
Hon. Jim Beall (confirmed)
Chair, California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

Presentation of 2018 Mobility 21 Awards

Public Sector Leader of the Year
Susan Bransen (confirmed)
Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

Private Sector Leader of the Year
ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc. (confirmed)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Hon. John Tavaglione (confirmed)
Supervisor, County of Riverside and Commissioner, Riverside County Transportation Commission

Keynote Address
Tescia Uribe (confirmed)
Chief Program Officer, PATH

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

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions, Platinum and Diamond Levels

PM 1: What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?

Platinum G-H

Sponsored by TRC Solutions

For decades, companies have harnessed big data and leveraged analytics to solve complex problems … think Google Maps as just one prime example of using civic data combined with innovation for incredible public benefit. How do these types of big data innovations translate into solutions for transportation? How can we bring big data to the table to leverage a multitude of data sources and deliver essential benefits to our regional and local agencies in Southern California? Join us as our expert panelists from across the U.S. demonstrate how big data equals big savings in time and money for agencies and big benefits to the public.

Moderator

Anita Vandervalk (confirmed)
Associate Vice President, Iteris

Panelists

Nick Bowden (confirmed)
Head of Customer Management & Partnerships, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs

Barbara Cohn (confirmed)
Chief Data Officer, Colorado Department of Transportation

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

Therese McMillan (confirmed)
Chief Planning Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Steve Smith (confirmed)
Director of Planning, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority

PM 2: Get Out the Whiteboard: Legislative Fix List

Platinum I-J

Sponsored by Southern California Association of Governments

One of Mobility 21’s primary missions is to effectively advocate for our region’s transportation interests in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. This panel of agency CEOs will discuss what needs to be fixed next, highlighting the critical legislative issues and priorities that must be addressed in 2019 and beyond. What strategies will the CEOs put into motion and how will the region obtain the consensus needed to achieve our policy goals? Do not miss out as the Mobility 21 agency leaders identify and put these fixes into motion impacting much-needed projects, jobs and mobility in Southern California.

Moderator

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

Panelists

Lucy Dunn (confirmed)
President & CEO, Orange County Business Council and Board Member, Mobility 21

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

Darren Kettle (confirmed)
Executive Director, Ventura County Transportation Commission and Immediate Past Chair, Mobility 21

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

Raymond Wolfe (confirmed)
Executive Director, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and Vice Chair, Mobility 21

PM 3: Transportation 2050: The Future is Here

Diamond 7-8

Sponsored by SafeworkCM

What does transportation look like 30-50 years from now? Conversations around the world involve incredible leaps and changes in how transportation is being defined for the future. On-demand transit, high-speed mobility, self-driving vehicles and more. Join us as our elite cast of transportation innovators tell us how they are transforming mobility and what their companies are doing today to set the foundation for the future.

Moderator

Maria Salinas (confirmed)
President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists

Dan Katz (confirmed)
Director of Global Public Policy & North American Projects, Virgin Hyperloop One

Megan Prichard (confirmed)
General Manager, Southwest Region, Uber

Lilly Shoup (confirmed)
Senior Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft

PM 4: Positions Available: 50,000 Transportation Jobs Open Now!

Diamond Ballrooms 9-10

Sponsored by Professional Engineers in California Government

Southern California has a wealth of projects ready for planning, design and construction – so what’s the hang up? Our region is facing the biggest workforce shortage in recent history. With over 50,000 positions currently sitting open in our industry, public agencies and private sector companies alike are faced with the daunting challenge of quickly closing the workforce gap. What are industry leaders doing to meet this challenge? How can public and private sector collaborate to combine resources and tools? Join us as our distinguished panel of speakers discuss how their organizations are working to quickly and effectively fill jobs and deliver projects for a robust economy and outlook for Southern California.

Moderator

Paul Granillo (confirmed)
President & CEO, Inland Empire Economic Partnership and Board Member, Mobility 21

Panelists

Mike Aparicio (confirmed)
Executive Vice President, Skanska

Michael Blomquist (confirmed)
Toll Program Director, Riverside County Transportation Commission

John Hakel (confirmed)
Executive Director, Southern California Partnership for Jobs and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

Maggie McJilton (confirmed)
Executive Director, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Orange County Transportation Authority

Stephanie Wiggins (confirmed)
Deputy CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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

3-4 p.m.
Closing General Session, Platinum Ballroom

Sponsored by Kimley-Horn and Parsons

Path to California’s 2035 Clean Air Mandate

The state’s newest air quality mandates must be implemented by 2035 … less than 20 years from now. Will California be able to continue to lead the charge as our nation’s cleanest state? Can we do so while creating world-class transportation systems and relieve congestion in our region? Join us as our public agency leaders and utilities discuss how they will achieve these mandates through innovative practices, cutting-edge technology and a common sense approach.

Moderator

Richard Steinke (confirmed)
Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol

Panelists

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

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

Duane Kenagy (confirmed)
Deputy Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

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

George Minter (confirmed)
Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, SoCalGas

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

Chris Thompson (confirmed)
Vice President, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison and Advisory Board Member, Mobility 21

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

Raffle Prize Drawing

4-5:30 p.m. – Exclusive for 2018!
Closing Reception with Mobility 21 Board of Directors
Hosted by Titanium Sponsor Moffatt & Nichol, Platinum Foyer