Breakout Sessions

Morning Breakout Sessions, 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  1. Time to Work Together: The Implementation of Goods Movement Infrastructure Projects and the Public Health Community description and video
  2. Technology and Transportation: How New Technologies are Decreasing Costs, Increasing Transportation Facility Life Cycles and Saving Taxpayers Money description and video
  3. Leadership Under Fire: Making the Case for Investing in Transportation description and video
  4. Transportation and the Ballot Box: What’s at Stake in November description and video
  5. Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Myth Versus Reality description and video
  6. Let’s Roll: How Engaging the Business Community Can Build Support for Projects That Improve Mobility description and video

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

  7. Good for Business: How Bicycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Districts are Helping Cities and Businesses Thrive description and video
  8. iMobility 2.0: How New Technology is Revolutionizing the Way We Get Around description and video
  9. The Holy Grail: Moving Goods Using Low and Zero Emissions Technologies description and video
  10. Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Labor, Owners and Contractors Working Together to Make Projects Happen description and video
  11. Branding Transportation: What the World’s Best-Known Brands Can Teach Transportation description and video

Morning Breakout Session Descriptions:

Time to Work Together: The Implementation of Goods Movement Infrastructure Projects and the Public Health Community from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

1. Time to Work Together: The Implementation of Goods Movement Infrastructure Projects and the Public Health Community

Sponsored by URS Corporation

Public health impacts are an issue of growing concern in connection with infrastructure projects, including those that serve the movement of goods such as the Long Beach Freeway (I-710). This vital transportation artery links the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to major Southern California distribution centers and intermodal rail facilities.  Due to population growth, increased cargo and traffic volumes, coupled with an aging infrastructure, the I-710 experiences serious congestion and safety issues.  An environmental impact study is underway to analyze the range of possible improvement alternatives for the corridor.  The panel will provide an opportunity for an exchange between the project sponsor and community/health representatives to address issues including:  1) What are and should be the expectations of each stakeholder?  2) Are they mutually exclusive?  3) How have expectations been managed?  and 4) What have been the success stories and horror stories so far?

Moderator:
Nancy Pfeffer, President, Network Public Affairs  (confirmed)

Panel:
Hon. Larry Forester, Councilmember, City of Signal Hill (confirmed)
Julia Lester, Ph.D, Prinicpal, ENVIRON (confirmed)
Joseph Lyou, President & CEO, Coalition for Clean Air (confirmed)
Paul Simon, M.D., MPH, Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health  (confirmed) 

Technology and Transportation: How New Technologies are Decreasing Costs, IncreasingTransportation Facility Life Cycles from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

2. Technology and Transportation: How New Technologies are Decreasing Costs, Increasing Transportation Facility Life Cycles and Saving Taxpayers Money

Sponsored by Hatch Mott MacDonald

Historical methods of constructing, managing and maintaining transportation infrastructure – many of which remain in use today —  are not withstanding the test of time.  The result: a staggering and seemingly ever-growing financial burden on taxpayers as these structures age and require expensive repairs or replacement.  Come learn how commercially available technologies are being employed to solve the crisis.  Experts from the public, private and academic sectors will discuss the operational and financial challenges as well as opportunities to utilize new construction materials and IT-driven solutions that can reduce costs and substantially extend infrastructure service life.

Moderator:
Angela Driscoll, Director, Local Government Affairs, California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (confirmed)

Panel:
Matt Barth, Ph.D., Professor, UC Riverside (confirmed)
Larry Galehouse, Director, National Center for Pavement Preservation (confirmed)
Michael W. Pompay, President, MMFX Steel  (confirmed)

Leadership Under Fire: Making the Case for Investing in Transportation from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

3. Leadership Under Fire: Making the Case for Investing in Transportation

Sponsored by Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

It’s not always easy to build support for new infrastructure investments.  Come hear how these leaders have turned tough situations into successes and developed tried and true leadership techniques for surmounting adversity.

Moderator:
Jaime de la Vega, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (confirmed)

Panel:
Tom Margro, CEO, Transportation Corridor Agencies (confirmed)
Anne Mayer, Executive Director, Riverside County Transportation Commission (confirmed)
Doug Failing, Highway Program Executive Director, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (confirmed)

Transportation and the Ballot Box: What’s at Stake in November from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

4. Transportation and the Ballot Box: What’s at Stake in November

Sponsored by ARCADIS

This panel will present an analysis of California ballot initiatives as well as key state legislative races. Participants will be treated to an insider’s view of Washington politics, races to watch nationally, and what the “lame duck” Congress may do before the new presidential term begins.  How will all this political wrangling impact transportation?  Come find out from those in the know.

Moderator:
Kenyon Gleason, Vice President of Development and Field Operations, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (confirmed)

Panel:

Larry Ehl, Publisher, Transportation Issues Daily (confirmed) 
Janet Kavinoky, Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, US Chamber of Commerce (confirmed) 
Paul Mitchell, Vice President, Political Data, Inc. and Owner, Redistricting Partners (confirmed) 

Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Myth Versus Reality from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

5. Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Myth Versus Reality

Sponsored by Southern California Edison

By the end of 2014, almost every automobile manufacturer will have at least one alternative fuel car in production. Alternative Fuel Infrastructure providers are moving forward aggressively, but is it fast enough? Learn from experts about how electric, natural gas and hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure is being planned, and how alternative fuel vehicles will impact our driving and future development patterns.

Moderator:
Sarah Catz, Director, Center for Urban Infrastructure (confirmed) 

Panel:

Ayala Ben-Yehuda, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Project Manager, UCLA Luskin Center (confirmed)
Steve Ellis, Manager of Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing, American Honda Motor Co. (confirmed)
Dr. Shane Stephens-Romero, Manager of Research Development and External Relations, UCI National Fuel Cell Research Center (confirmed)

Let’s Roll: How Engaging the Business Community Can Build Support for Projects That Improve Mobility from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

6. Let’s Roll: How Engaging the Business Community Can Build Support for Projects That Improve Mobility

Sponsored by Majestic Realty

LA Metro’s new ExpressLanes program’s Business Roundtable is a case study in how engaging with the business community created a powerful voice for an important project that will improve mobility across Los Angeles County. Come hear how they did it, and how the LA Streetcar and Orange County 91 Express Lanes have engaged the business community as an early partner in order to achieve success.

Moderator:
Stephanie Wiggins, Executive Officer for Metro ExpressLanes Demo Program, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (confirmed)

Panel:
Devon Deming, Rideshare Program Manager, Los Angeles World Airports (confirmed)
Noel Massie, President, UPS Central California (confirmed)
Jessica Wethington McLean, Executive Director, Bringing Back Broadway, Office of City Councilmember José Huizar (confirmed)
Darrell Johnson, Deputy CEO, Orange County Transportation Authority (confirmed)

 

Afternoon Breakout Session Descriptions:

Good for Business: How Bicycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Districts are Helping Cities and Businesses Thrive from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

7.  Good for Business: How Bicycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Districts are Helping Cities and Businesses Thrive

As cities look for ways to meet both the letter and spirit of SB 375, business districts that cater to shoppers using active transportation are on the rise.  This panel will explore the economic benefits of bicycle districts and show how cities can enhance livability for their residents while simultaneously energizing their business community.

Moderator:
Pauline Chow, Southern California Regional Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership (confirmed)

Panel:

Mariela Alfonzo, Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning with an emphasis on Urban Design and Behavior (confirmed)
April Economides, Principal, Green Octopus Consulting and General Manager, Bike Nation Long Beach (confirmed)
Tom Kirk, Executive Director, Coachella Valley Association of Governments (confirmed)
Chris Kluth, Senior Active Transportation Planner, San Diego Association of Governments (confirmed)
Hon. Pam O’Connor, Councilmember, City of Santa Monica (confirmed

iMobility 2.0: How New Technology is Revolutionizing the Way We Get Around from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

8. iMobility 2.0: How New Technology is Revolutionizing the Way We Get Around

Sponsored by Yellow Cab & Western Transit – Keolis Transit America Companies

Mobile technology is changing the way people interact with our transportation network.  Come hear from entrepreneurs and agencies who are launching apps that will change the way we park, share the ride, use transit, or get traffic information.

Moderator:
Patrick Hong, Founder and CEO, Prenostik, LLC (confirmed)

Panel:
Greg Curtin, Founder and Principal, Civic Resource Group (confirmed)
Dan Mitchell, LA Express Park Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (confirmed)
Derek Fretheim, Chief Operating Officer, Bike Nation (confirmed)
Jim Morris, President, FNX Studios and Creator of “Toll Troll” (confirmed)
William Barnes, LA General Manager, Uber Technologies Inc. (confirmed)

The Holy Grail: Moving Goods Using Low and Zero Emissions Technologies from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

9. The Holy Grail: Moving Goods Using Low and Zero Emissions Technologies

Sponsored by Port of Los Angeles

Regulatory and planning agencies are encouraging the use of low and zero emissions technologies to move goods in and around Southern California as one part of our strategy to help improve our air quality.  Is this technology ready for market? What is being done to assist the goods movement industry to achieve the lofty goals set by government? What hurdles stand in the way of implementing green technology to move goods? Come find out in this panel comprised of innovators, regulators and planners.

Moderator:
Les Card, CEO, LSA Associates (confirmed)

Panel:
Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments (confirmed)
Becky Johnson, Director of Public Affairs, Siemens Industry, Inc. (confirmed)
Nick Sramek, Secretary, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners (confirmed)
Jan Hellaker, Vice President of Business Development & Government Relations, Volvo Technology North America (confirmed)

Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Labor, Owners and Contractors Working Together to Make Projects Happen from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

10. Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Labor, Owners and Contractors Working Together to Make Projects Happen

Sponsored by Jacobs

This panel seeks to find common ground in the arena of project delivery between funding partners and public employees. To position itself for future prosperity, California must embrace innovative means to deliver and maintain significant transportation improvements.  Prior to the worldwide economic collapse that defined the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, California’s vibrant economy focused on successful congestion mitigation along it’s highway and rail corridors to service commuter and goods movement demands.  This is expected to continue to play a key role in our recovery.  Traditional delivery methods require substantial time investment before the benefit of projects is realized.  Key stakeholders including funding partners, consultants, public employee unions and contractors must find new ways to collaborate in order to dramatically reduce project delivery timelines while limiting capital expenditures.

Moderator:
Dr. Ray Wolfe, Executive Director, San Bernardino Associated Governments (confirmed)

Panel:
Bruce Blanning, Executive Director, Professional Engineers in California Government (confirmed)
Brent Felker, High-Speed Rail Program Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff (confirmed)
Mark Kempton, Project Director, Skanska (confirmed

Branding Transportation: What the World’s Best-Known Brands Can Teach Transportation from VCube Webcasting on Vimeo.

11. Branding Transportation: What the World’s Best-Known Brands Can Teach Transportation

Sponsored by Parsons Transportation Group

Building and protecting your brand is an essential step in capturing the attention of the public and getting them to take action.  Some would argue that transportation has not branded itself properly to garner the public participation and become the focus of lawmakers.  Learn from executives at some of the world’s most trusted brands how to become a household name and develop brand loyalty.

Moderator:
Matt Raymond, Principal, Celtis Ventures (confirmed)

Panel:
Debra Hotaling, Western Region Leader, Ford Motor Company (confirmed)
Ed Lee, Cofounder, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (confirmed)
Nancy Nygren, CEO, Girl Scouts OC (confirmed)
John Nicoletti, Vice President of Communications, Disneyland Resort (confirmed)