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TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Technical Session 1: Exercise Your Urban IQ: How to Achieve Smart Cities at Home

At the intersection of travel demand, information, and infrastructure moving at the speed of thought, a new urban idea is emerging that has the potential to reshape how we work, live, and play. This session will explore these concepts through a lively discussion of parking management, mobility hubs, information sharing, and on-demand shared-use transportation. Please join our panel of experts and participate in the conversation.
  
Moderator:   James Dreisbech-Towle, SANDAG
  
                       Antoinette Meier, SANDAG
     
                       Bob McQueen, 0cash Company
   
                       FHWA: Parking Pricing Strategies & Implementation
                       Rick Backlund, FHWA
  
                       Hilary Norton, Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffice (FAST)
      
Monday , September 21, 2015
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. / Pacific A/B

Technical Session 2: Heavy Metal: Should Bus and Truck Automation Come First?

This session explores the reasons for pursuing heavy vehicle automation in lieu of passenger car automation. Some of these reasons include having professional drivers that are more likely to be able to handle failures of the automation system, as well as better vehicle maintenance that will reduce the likelihood of such failures in the first place. Come listen to and contribute to the debate on this provocative topic.
 
Moderator:   Greg Larson, Caltrans
   
                       Wei-Bin Zhang, PATH
   
                       Volvo's Truck Automation Research in Europe, California Truck Platooning Project
                       Aravind Kailas, Volvo
  
Monday, September 21, 2015
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. / Pacific A

Technical Session 3: Building Sustainable Communities with ITS

Building Smart & Sustainable Communities with ITS. Speakers will discuss how communities across the country are using technology as a solution to not only manage their transportation infrastructure, but also to accommodate growth and development, helping build sustainable communities with increased mobility, efficiency and safety.
 
Moderator:   Ramin Massoumi, Iteris
  
                       Melissa Thompson, Caltrans
 
                       Inducing Sustainable Communities with ITS
                       Sam Morrissey, Iteris
  
                       Emily Castor, Lyft
 
                       Reserve a Space for Smart Parking
                       David Leingang, Swarco
     
Monday, September 21, 2015
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. / Pacific B

Technical Session 4: Integrated Corridor Management (ICM)

This session will take a look at where corridor management is headed - focusing on data, technology, state wide adoption and organizational trends. We will hear the latest from projects inside and outside of California.
 
Moderator:   Joe Butler, PATH
  
                       Ahmad Sadegh, Schneider Electric
                       Todd Plesko, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  
                       Joan Sollenberger, Caltrans
                       Dr. Nick Compin, Caltrans
   
                       Jim Peters, DKS
  
                       Dr. Jane McFarland, Here/Nokia
     
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. / Pacific A

Technical Session 5: Beyond the Safety Pilot: Advancements in CV in CA

Already known for the technical hot bed, Silicon Valley, California is now becoming a place where connected vehicle technology and deployments are advancing well beyond the landmark work done in the Safety Pilot. Learn about up-to-date new advancements in CV applications, radios, evaluations, test beds, and deployments that are happening right here in our backyard.
 
Moderator:   Brian Burkhard, Jacobs
   
                       Greg Larson, Caltrans
  
                       GoMentum CV/AV Testbed: Putting California First
                       Jack Hall, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
                       Arya Rohani, Stantec
   
                       Virginia Lingham, MTC
  
                       Peng Hao, Center for Environmental Research, UC Riverside
   
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. / Pacific B

Technical Session 6: Reimagining Urban Throughways

This session will cover a wide array of low-cost, innovative technology applications used on local streets. A great session for municipalities to attend.
  
Moderator:   Carlos Ortiz, Advantec
   
                       John Kerenyi, City of Moreno Valley
   
                       Joaquin Siques, City of Pasadena
   
                       How Do You Know if Your City is Smart?
                       Petter Kivesta, Teradata
  
                       Conneting Cars to Traffic Lights: Tales from the Trenches
                       Matt Ginsberg, Connected Signals
     
Tuesday , September 22, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Pacific A

Technical Session 7: White Hats and Black Cats: Staying Lucky in the Changing World of ITS Cybersecurity

Five speakers will present short, speed-round-format presentations on cybersecurity issues, challenges, and
solutions related to Intelligent Transportation Systems. You won’t get bored and feel the need to text. We promise.
  
Moderator:   Doug Gettman, Kimley-Horn
  
                       Ed Fok, FHWA Resource Center
   
                       Hack My Traffic System, I Dare You
                       Brent Schlack, Washtenaw County Road Commission, Ann Arbor, MI
  
                       Airport Security Technology
                       Dominic Nessi, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
  
                       Ralph Boaz, Pillar
    
                       Gary Miskell, VTA
             
Tuesday , September 22, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Pacific B

Technical Session 8: Transit Technologies

Technological advances and social media in bus and rail provide essential tools to promote public safety, increase customer satisfaction and ensure operating efficiency. We’ll hear how transit technologies are being deployed to expand appeal to new markets, engage customers and collect valuable industrye industry feedback. Join us as we review the current results of and the future potential for transit technologies to improve: fare collection, scheduling, routing, multimodal traveler information, underground cell, Wi-Fi communications, surveillance, and pollution reduction required to meet California transit air-quality mandates.
 
Moderator:   Steven Bradley, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  
                       Peter Badovinatz, IBM
                       Sahid Sesay, Smart Connect
   
                       A First and Last mile solution - Dynamic Transit
                       Gary Miskell, Santa Clara VTA
   
                       Rick Spangler, Avail Technologies
                       Apolonio Del Toro, Sunline Transit
             
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. / Pacific A

Technical Session 9: Connected Vehicles Starts with Cars: How Impending V2V Rules Affect Infrastructure Owners

The impending Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will usher vehicle safety communications, but other than the potential for safety roads, what does it mean to infrastructure owner-operators? This session explores the potential extent of the to-be-proposed rule, and the many ways it will affect road operators.
     
Moderator:   Jim Misener, ITS CA Board
   
                       Jim Misener, ITS California Board
   
                       V2I Opportunities Stemming from the V2V Mandate
                       John Kenney, Toyota InfoTechnology Center
   
                       Why V2V BSM is Not Your Grandfather's Probe Message
                       Navin Katta, Savari Networks
  
                       John Thai, City of Anaheim
     
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. / Pacific B

Technical Session 10: 511 Evolved - Adapting Traveler Info to Specific Populations

With the maturity of the traveler information market has come a number of systems tailor that have tailored information to specific populations. Learn about the latest in transport information trends from giving back to our veterans and service members to helping disabled riders feel more secure about taking transit to information that helps drayage operators reduce operating costs.
 
Moderator:   Iain Fairweather, LA SAFE/511
   
                       Melissa Park, LA Metro
  
                       Bringer Big(ger) Data into 511
                       Kristin Virshbo, Castle Rock
  
                       Mark Dunzo, Kimley-Horn
  
                       Sam Fayez, Ph.D., Productivity Apex, Inc.
             
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. / Pacific A

Technical Session 11: The Role of ITS in Financing Transportation

It is becoming clear that with fuel efficient cars, and in the future, with decrease in VMT, the gas tax will not be enough to support the aging transportation infrastructure. As different revenue generation applications; congestion charging, tolling, payment cards, user fees, parking metering, etc become more main-stream, we need to explore the planned uses of these revenue streams by agencies: are the agencies looking to use these funds to pay for the operations and maintenance of infrastructure generating the revenue or is the plan to use this revenue for broader purpose. This session explores ITS-based financing options for agencies and how they are addressing the issues of public perceptions related to mobility, safety, and equity while deploying revenue generation projects.
 
Moderator:   Arti Gupta. Transportation Mobility Solutions
  
                       Norma Ortega, Caltrans
  
                       Oregon's Mileage Based User Fee
                       Chuck Larson, ODOT
   
                       Alternative Ways to Fill the Funding Gap
                       Carol Kuester, MTC
  
                       Metro Express Lanes Net Toll Revenue Reinvestments
                       Philbert Wong, LA Metro
             
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. / Pacific B

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