Technical Session 1 - Connected Corridors

The Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) initiative is demonstrating techniques for improving mobility in a freewaycorridor by coordinating freeway, arterial and transit operations. Lessons learned from the pioneering ICM projects are already being adopted elsewhere in the US. This session provides an update on California's activities in this area by showcasing projects aimed at deploying elements of ICM and so connecting the corridor operations.
Moderator: Alan Clelland, Senior Vice President, Transportation Systems,Iteris, Inc.
Ali Zaghari, Deputy District Director of Operations, Caltrans District 7
Alexandre Bayen, PATH UC Berkeley, Director, Institute for Transportation Studies
Raj Murthy, Principal Project Manager, Hatch Mott MacDonald
James Dreisbach-Towle, Principal Technology Program Manager,San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Morteza Fahrtash, Branch Chief of Traffic System Development , Caltrans District 12


Technical Session 2 - NextGen 511

Pioneered by MPOs across the nation, driven by consumers, and later reshaped in Silicon Valley, the traveler information industry has seen cycles transformation - What does the next generation hold?
Moderator: Melissa Hewitt, Vice President Associate, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Dr. Baron O. Grey, Technical Consultant, Congestion Reduction, LA SAFE 511

Alysha Nachtigall, 511 Program Coordinator, Website and Communications, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

James Dreisbach-Towle, Principal Technology Program Manager, San Diego Association of Governments

Brian Cunanan, Commuter and Motorist Assistance Manager, Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)

Technical Session 3 - Moving to Multimodal Payments: One Account for Tolls, Transit, Bikeshare & More

This session will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with establishing a single, multimodal payment account for customers. Where might program providers realize cost savings? What are the pros and cons of statewide coordination? To what extent can public sector agencies use incentives/disincentives to encourage behavior change? What actions are required to educate customers and encourage them to take advantage of the benefits?
Moderator: Carol Kuester, Director Electronic Payments, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Michael Dinning, Director, Transportation Logistics and Security, Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center
Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)
Trevor Findley, Sr. Project Manager, Electronic Payment Systems, CH2MHill
Elba Higueros, Transportation Planning Manager, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
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