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7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Registration Opens
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Breakfast Served in Expo Hall
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM: Opening General Session
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM: Morning Networking Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Morning Breakout Sessions
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: 15 Minute Break
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Luncheon General Session
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: 15 Minute Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Afternoon Breakout Sessions
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Afternoon Networking Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Closing General Session

Mobility 21 Advisory Board Member Spotlight:
Ali H. Mir
Senior Vice President, Southern California Transportation Business Line Leader, WSP

At WSP, Ali Mir leads the transportation architecture and engineering design practice for Southern California. His team of over 100 design professionals serves federal, state, regional and local multi-modal transportation, planning, and public works agencies. The clients Ali and his team serve are located throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.

Ali has more than 20 years of professional experience managing and directing transit, transportation, land use, and real estate development projects.

 He has led projects through feasibility studies, alternatives analyses, locally preferred alternative selection, advanced conceptual engineering, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) clearances, and oversight during final design/construction. He has overseen projects for a variety of transit and transportation clients throughout California and the Pacific Northwest, including multiple projects with and for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Orange County Transportation Authority, Los Angeles World Airports, Riverside County Transportation Commission, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Caltrans and the California High-Speed Rail Authority. In addition, Ali has extensive inter- and intra-agency coordination, community outreach, and consensus-building experience for a broad range of projects, including work with and on behalf of the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Railroad Administration.

Ali grew up in Riverside County prior to moving to Los Angeles to study at the University of Southern California. He has spent his entire professional career working with and for public agencies in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Washington.

Ali currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and as an Advisory Board Member of the METRANS Transportation Consortium. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Planning, Policy, and Development with an emphasis in Urban Design from the University of Southern California.

Ali resides in the City of Los Angeles with his two children. He enjoys surfing and supporting the Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Sparks, Los Angeles Football Club, and Angel City Football Club.

Mobility 21 Advisory Board Member Spotlight:
Lisa Maurath
Senior Vice President, Parsons

Lisa Maurath serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development for the US West Region for Parsons (NYSE: PSN). In this role she is responsible for the continued growth and development of their Critical Infrastructure practice for 23 states. Parsons is a long-time member of the Mobility 21 Advisory Board and Lisa is pleased to continue the partnership with all of the Mobility 21 member agencies.

Lisa has more than 35 years of experience in project and program management, business development and operations, project controls, construction management, engineering, and procurement. Prior to joining Parsons in 2018, she worked in leadership positions for several large engineering firms in Southern California and the Midwest.

“Over the course of my career, I’ve had the pleasure of working in literally every sector of traditional transportation: aviation, BRT, highways, express lanes, ports, LRT, HRT, passenger rail, high speed rail, and even aerial gondolas. And I actually started my career in the vertical transportation field, as an elevator engineer! I’m excited that with the evolution of new mobility I can continue to add to my roster of transportation modes.”

Born and raised in the Boston area, Lisa graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She also holds a certificate in business management from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.

In addition to serving on the advisory board of Mobility 21, she has served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for California State University, Los Angeles College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology; the ACEC-CA State PAC Board; and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is a past president for the Los Angeles chapter of ACEC and also served on the board of directors for the national Women’s Transportation Seminar Foundation. Her current industry organization memberships include CMAA, WTS, APTA, and the Railway Association of Southern California.

Arcadis has been working with clients on the development and support of emerging technologies such as the electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL). Better known as the “flying taxi”, eVTOL is designed to transport people and goods more quickly and sustainably in and around our urban areas and beyond.

Summit Platinum Sponsor Spotlight:

For decades, Arcadis has been revolutionizing mobility in Southern California by supporting our clients’ visions for better mobility. The environment we live in is constantly evolving and the infrastructure we plan, design and build must facilitate that. Arcadis surpasses the boundaries on integrating innovative transport technologies into the built environment across the globe, from autonomous shuttle buses in Europe to Advanced Air Mobility in North America. Social acceptance and equity are key enablers to change, and systems must incorporate planet positive solutions.

Arcadis sees a transformative role for technology in mobility, with solutions like ridesharing, electric vehicles and autonomous mobility reshaping how we travel and navigate cities. CurbIQ, an Arcadis product, is a curbside management software tool that helps decision makers in cities and higher education better understand their curbside and mobility options. Our aim is to ensure infrastructures are adaptable to future needs guided by six key priorities: reliable travel times, reducing carbon footprints, future-proofing assets, safety, maximizing the lifespan of existing infrastructure and providing real-time, actionable information.

In partnership with our clients, Arcadis is facilitating efficient transportation solutions that help people and goods move seamlessly.

Our vision is simple, yet powerful: Improving the Quality of Life

Summit Platinum Sponsor Spotlight:
Mark Thomas

Since 1927, Mark Thomas has met the needs of our clients and communities throughout California. Our firm provides civil and structures engineering, transportation planning, construction management, surveying, and landscape architecture services that have set the stage for countless California roadways, structures, bicycle & pedestrian facilities, and other transportation improvements.

Since 2015, we have been partnering with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) to deliver improvements to US 101. The program includes HOV widening and pavement rehabilitation of 6 miles of US 101. Our segments have included median and outside widening, reconstruction of two interchanges with existing left-lane exists, construction of two roundabout interchanges, replacement of three bridges over creeks in a FEMA-designated floodplain and floodway, retaining walls along highway right of way and a sea cliff, and sound walls. The projects have been delivered using Construction Management/General Contractor (CMGC), which reduced construction costs and expedited the delivery schedule– all while upholding each neighborhood’s characteristics and addressing the region’s growing transportation needs.

We believe that projects are about people, not just deliverables, which means bringing our teams, clients, and communities together to address challenges and find solutions. Learn more about us at www.markthomas.com

Learn More About Life At Parsons and the Company’s Internship Program.

Summit Platinum Sponsor Spotlight:

Pioneering the Future: Empowering Early Career Innovators

Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) has earned a spot on Forbes’ Best Companies for New Grads 2024 list in recognition of the company’s reputation as a top destination employer for young professionals.
“Being recognized by Forbes for our commitment to young professionals is a testament to Parsons’ status as an employer of choice,” said Susan Balaguer, Chief Human Resources Officer for Parsons. “We champion opportunities for new graduates to “imagine next”, in a culture that fosters inclusion and innovation in support of our customers’ mission.”

Reiterating this commitment, Parsons launched its seventh employee business resource group, the Formation of Rising Career Employees (FORCE), which offers mentorship, connection, and developmental opportunities for employees in the early stages of their careers.

The company also offers internships globally, with its North American program set to bring in a record number of interns in 2024. The program provides university students with the opportunity to grow through a curated experience of employee panels, workshops, mentorships, and networking opportunities, as well as real-world experience working with the company’s customers and teams.

OCTA I-5 Yale Avenue to SR-55 PS&E

Summit Platinum Sponsor Spotlight:

TranSystems plans, designs, and oversees construction to enhance the transportation networks and infrastructure that make communities more livable today and in the future. At the heart of TranSystems is our core values of all-in always, passionate problem solvers, and driven to serve.

We have leveraged our nearly 60 years as a firm building strong relationships with our clients centered on the full definition of transportation: DOTs and tollways, local governments, passenger and freight rail, federal government, aviation, and ports throughout the United States.

As an industry leader with nearly 1,900 professionals, we have strong local connections across more than 60 offices including 9 in Southern California where we are dedicated to bringing new thinking and fresh approaches to solve community challenges. Just in the last year, we have grown our presence in Southern California to 273 employees who are committed to building lasting relationships with our clients by consistently providing creative, sustainable, and implementable solutions.

Summit Platinum Sponsor Spotlight:

As one of the world’s leading engineering, environmental and professional services firms, WSP provides comprehensive engineering design and advisory services in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. Our teams are playing a key role in delivering a more resilient world. Through our project delivery, we provide Future Ready thinking and unparalleled technical expertise to help the communities of Southern California thrive. We actively seek out the most transformative solutions to pioneer a more sustainable future.

Members of the Orange County Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee met in June to discuss and ensure that taxpayer money is being spent as intended to improve transportation. For the 33rd straight year, the independent committee found that Measure M is being carried out as intended. Photo courtesy of OCTA.

OCTA Continues to Fulfill Measure M Promises to Voters to Improve Transportation

The Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee has determined for the 33rd consecutive year that the Measure M transportation investment plan is being delivered as promised to the voters of Orange County.

The Taxpayer Oversight Committee held its annual Measure M public hearing Tuesday, June 11, and found that the Orange County Transportation Authority is proceeding in accordance with the Measure M plan, which was renewed by 70% of voters in 2006.

“It’s important we have the members of this independent committee ensuring OCTA is investing taxpayer funds as intended to improve the way we all move throughout the county,” said OCTA Chair Tam T. Nguyen, also a public representative on the Board of Directors. “It’s reassuring that for the 33rd year in a row the committee has determined those funds are being properly used to improve quality of life in our county.”

The independent 11-member oversight committee was formed to monitor OCTA’s use of Measure M funding, approve all changes to the investment plan and hold annual public hearings on whether OCTA is proceeding in accordance with the plan.

Measure M will continue funding balanced and sustainable transportation improvements through 2041 with revenues expected to exceed $14 billion. The voter-approved funding plan allocates 43% to freeways, 32% to streets and roads, 25% to transit, and includes two environmental programs.

The goals of Measure M include:

  • Relieving congestion
  • Maintaining transportation infrastructure
  • Supporting rail and community transit options
  • Synchronize signals across cities and the county
  • Reducing transit costs for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Preserving and restoring natural habitat in perpetuity, and
  • Reducing transportation-related pollution in Orange County.

The original Measure M made possible more than $4 billion worth of transportation improvements to help Orange County residents, workers and visitors travel more efficiently throughout all parts of the county.

For more information about Measure M or the Taxpayer Oversight Committee, visit www.octa.net/TOC.

Help OCTA Expand and Enhance Public Transportation Services in Orange County

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) continues to develop the 2024 OC Transit Vision Master Plan (OC Transit Vision), which aims to integrate, enhance, and expand transportation services in Orange County. This study builds upon the previous 2018 transit plan and other recent studies to establish a framework for future transit investments that include high-capacity transit, which moves a lot of people quickly and often, and other recommendations ranging from fixed-route bus to on-demand services.

Tell us which of the draft top 12 Orange County transit corridors are most important to you. Here is how to get involved:

Attend the Zoom Webinar
July 9, 2024 from 5:30-6:30pm. Register here!

Participate in the Online Survey
Take the survey by July 14 for a chance to win one of four $50 sweepstakes!
Learn more about the plan and how you can get involved by visiting octa.net/OCTransitVision.

Learn Planning Essentials for Free with SCAG’s Toolbox Tuesday

SCAG’s monthly Toolbox Tuesday offers complimentary online training for local government staff, community leaders and the public. Past Toolbox Tuesday sessions have covered practical planning topics such as safe streets, climate adaptation, GIS modeling and data for traffic and demographic analysis. Watch the SCAG website for future Toolbox Tuesday training sessions and catch up with past sessions on YouTube.

County of Ventura Announces Government and Disability Summit

The County of Ventura is pleased to announce that registration is open for the first-of-its-kind Government and Disability Summit.

Join the summit to:

  • Explore innovative solutions addressing access barriers across various aspects of life.
  • Engage in collaborative dialogues with diverse stakeholders to co-create a more inclusive future for communities throughout California.
  • Learn from leading experts in accessibility, policies, programs, and new and innovative ideas to increase disability access.
  • Be part of a historic event shaping the future of access in California and beyond.

The summit will be held Sept. 24-27 at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001.

For more information, including to how to register and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.govdisabilitysummit.org.

Questions? Email or call Dani Anderson, dani.anderson@ventura.org or 820-732-8725.