AGENDA

Baltimore, MD, 30 April 2019 - 1 May 2019

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Apr 3009:00
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Opening Remarks from Pete K. Rahn, Secretary of Transportation, State of Maryland

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Pete K Rahn, Chairman, Maryland State Highway Administration
Apr 3009:10
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Keynote Address: Scaling infrastructure and mobility options for a rapidly growing community and rider base  

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  • Partnering with communities and jurisdictions to expand infrastructure
  • Effectively integrating rail, bus, and micro transit services to deliver seamless trips
  • Conditioning region to understand the benefits of a two-seat ride on an LRT to increase capacity
  • Ensuring that mobility connects people of marginalized communities to educational and economic opportunities
Kevin Quinn, Administrator, Maryland Transit Administration
Apr 3009:30
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Keynote Address: Accelerating Project development in the Virginia region

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  • How are you creating funding opportunities and partnerships?
  • How do you identify the barriers stakeholders face in adopting innovative technologies and delivery methods?
  • Looking at new procurement methods to grant agencies access to tech and more effective mobility partnerships
Jennifer Mitchell, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Apr 3009:50
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Keynote Address: Mobility integration with purpose: The view from the bus

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  • Maximizing existing bus and BRT networks to support light rail expansion
  • Testing new mobility options to assure the right service serves the right community
  • Collaborating to create customer value vs competing to claim market share
  • Public transportation delivering the greater good: mobility that advances equity, sustainability and community health
Rob Gannon, General Manager, King County Metro Transit
Apr 3011:20
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Data Commercialization: Using geospatial data and passenger behavior to change public transit’s commercial potential

Future of Mobility
  • How are you making decisions on passenger flows and strategic routes?
  • Are you taking advantage of your most relevant data?
  • How can you combine this to create more effective partnerships, advertisements, and even system notices for passengers?
Doug Anderson, Senior Director, Information Technology, Digital Strategy And Innovation, La Metro
Apr 3011:20
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Private and Public: Dumbarton Transportation Corridor: Developing a privately funded, financed, operated and maintained rail transit facility

New Project Development
  • Multi-jurisdictional and private partnerships formed to improve connectivity
  • How do you split resources and draw interest from private companies?
  • Understanding effective project ownership and transition
Moderator: Sia Kusha, Group Head Project Development & Partnering, Plenary Group
Jim Hartnett, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, SamTrans
Winsome Bowen, Regional Mobility Manager, Facebook
Apr 3011:40
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Cycle Transit Plan: SEPTA’s mission to encourage transit use and expand connections

Future of Mobility
  • How do you identify potential areas of cycle use?
  • How is increased bike use affecting ridership?
  • Working with city and transportation officials for effective rollout
Ryan Judge, Senior Long Range Planner, Strategic Planning & Analysis, SEPTA
Apr 3011:50
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Improving Train-To-Ground connectivity by leveraging Artificial Intelligence

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Alexander Clark, Sales Director North America, Fluidmesh Networks
Apr 3012:00
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Creating seamless passenger experience

Future of Mobility
  • How can Public Transportation Operators (PTOs) truly personalize their passenger communication, especially in case of disruptions?
  • What if the same communication channel can be leveraged to generate additional revenues?
  • How can PTOs prepare for the future of mobility by better understanding their passengers’ travel preferences?
Boris Matz, Head Of Business Development, North America, Axon Vibe
Apr 3012:10
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Austin’s Project Connect Vision Plan: Creating a dynamic new transit network for electric-powered fleets, greater urban and regional connectivity

New Project Development
  • Evaluating the best mode (BRT, LRT, or Autonomous Rapid Transit)
  • Designing dedicated lanes/pathways for high-capacity transit to move people and not just cars
  • Connecting activity centers and addressing equity issues
  • Engaging agencies and stakeholders to gain consensus
Joseph Clemens, Project Manager, Orange Line Preliminary Engineering, Capital Metropolitan
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #1 MaaS: Mobility as a Service in America

Future of Mobility
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #2 Network Redesign: Mapping and network redesign to make transit more useful for passengers

Future of Mobility
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #11 Civil Rights: Civil Rights standards, programs and compliance

New Project Development
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #6 Gateway Development: Understanding better governance models for major multi-agency infrastructure projects

New Project Development
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #7 P3 Funding: Increased flexibility and capital to accelerate project delivery and allow for more access to innovation

New Project Development
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #8 Transit Oriented Development: Working across the agency for effective transit development

New Project Development
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #10 CBTC Integration: How to upgrade your legacy system with the least possible amount of delays?

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Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #9 The PTC Extension: Why have most agencies not complied, and what does the future hold?

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Anthony Forcina, Executive Director Ptc And Signal Projects, MTA Metro-North Railroad
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #3 Performance KPIs: Developing more effective and streamlined KPI

Performance & Maintenance
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #4 Texas Central Railroad: Lessons Learned Impact of Environmental review

Performance & Maintenance
Apr 3012:30
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Roundtable #5 Resilience: Creating and investing long term in a more resilient system

Performance & Maintenance
Apr 3014:20
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PTC: How are agencies moving forward after FRA extensions and compliance?

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  • How are agencies following their safety plans for revenue service?
  • When are we likely to see interoperability of all systems?
  • How is the FRA helping to facilitate collaboration between railroads and suppliers?
Kevin Lejda, Superintendent Transportation Construction and Operations Planning, Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J.
Karen Antion, President, Karen Antion Consulting LLC
Tony Koltuv, Engineering Manager, Ptc, Amtrak
Anthony Forcina, Executive Director Ptc And Signal Projects, MTA Metro-North Railroad
Larry Warren, Regional Ptc Specialist, Federal Railroad Administration
Apr 3014:20
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Subway Speed Mapping: Mapping in NYC Transit to inform operations and better illustrate the customer journey

Performance & Maintenance
  • What can be done to find and modernize real time data from legacy signaling systems
  • How does Subway Speed mapping promote customer confidence by enhancing the “MyMTA” experience for the customer journey?
  • How does this create a more effective recommendation engine/system for the rail control center?
Alla Reddy, Deputy Chief, Data Research And Development, New York City Transit
Apr 3014:40
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Moynihan Station: Breaking ground and building effective relationships with long term project partners

Future of Mobility
  • What are the international best practices being incorporated into this new intercity rail facility?
  • Creating effective deadlines with stakeholders
  • Leveraging innovative partnerships and technology with NYSTAR program
Michael Evans, President, Moynihan Station Development Corporation
Apr 3015:00
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Mission-Critical Wireless Voice and Data Communication for Public Transportation

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  • Review of public transit communication requirements
  • Reference cases:
    • NJ Transit
    • Toronto Transit
    • STM (Montreal)
    • New York City Transit
Keith Ammons, Vice President Market Development, Powertrunk, Inc.
Apr 3015:00
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Modernization: Planning to accommodate ridership growth and better prepare for emergency situations

Performance & Maintenance
  • Going mobile and contactless to smoothen the ride
  • Overcoming infrastructure and connectivity hurdles to move away from smart card system and into an account-based system
  • Migrating to FirstNet to better collaborate and respond with more agility to incidents and emergencies
Derrick Blount, Superintendent Of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
Apr 3015:20
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CBTC: Installation of CBTC in a “Brown field” environment

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  • How are you prioritizing work timelines?
  • Balancing operations without major service disruptions
  • How are you using existing conduits to save time in cutovers and major replacements?
  • Are you communicating upgrades effectively to riders?
Vernon Hartsock, Chief Engineer, Maryland Transit Administration
Apr 3015:20
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Transit Asset Management (TAM): The evolution of plans in practice

Performance & Maintenance
  • How are agencies sticking to their plans set forth in their FTA submissions?
  • How effective is your reporting structure for communication across teams?
  • Creating strong channels and governance standards to have TAM work across multiple projects
Holly Arnold, Director Of Planning And Programming, Maryland Transit Administration
Daniel Hofer, Manager State Of Good Repair, Utah Transit Authority
Laura Zale, Senior Asset Management Engineer, SEPTA
Shyam Kannan, Managing Director, Planning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Apr 3015:40
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Infrastructure Monitoring: How to extend the lifespan of your rolling stock and track simultaneously

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  • Can you tell how much damage the wheel and the track are causing to each other?
  • Planning and predictive analytics to avoid rail equipment breakage
  • Avoiding sensor maintenance headaches with vibration energy harvesting technology
Keith Abate, Senior Director Of Business Development And Sales, Perpetuum
Apr 3016:30
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Keynote Presentation: Transit Unplugged – What are America’s Top Transit CEO’s Saying about the Future of Mobility?

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  • The 5 hidden flaws of most major transit systems
  • How MaaS and integrated mobility can provide seamless mobility
  • How are autonomous buses going to be used in transit systems
Paul Comfort, Vice President Of Business Development, Trapeze Group
Apr 3016:50
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Gateway Development: Understanding better governance models for major multi-agency infrastructure projects

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  • How is the capital investment justified?
  • How do you work across agencies to prioritize projects?
  • Splitting resources to make effective use of time
Moderator: Craig Schulz, Gateway Program Communications, Amtrak
Petra Messick, Director, Gateway Program Planning, Amtrak
Benjamin Engle, Policy Analyst And Project Manager, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Sigmund, Chief Spokesperson, Gateway Development Corportation
Apr 3017:30
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Cities of Tomorrow: How can we create the most connected multimodal transit city in America, given our current infrastructure and funding constraints?

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  • With 6 out of 10 people expected to live in urban areas by 2030 – how can today’s cities maximize the efficiency of their current footprint for future capacities while avoiding congestion?
  • What qualities are necessary for a system and network to be viable 30-50 years from now?
  • As autonomous vehicles become safer and more affordable how will they impact traditional systems?
  • Even with consumers using separate agencies- How do you create a seamless and personalized journey from the first to last mile?
Moderator: David Pickeral, Entrepreneur And Strategic Advisor To Connected & Autonomous Vehicles And Smart Cities, Entrepreneur
Maurice Bell, COO, Port Authority of Allegheny County
Kevin Quinn, Administrator, Maryland Transit Administration
John Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Area Transit System
Rob Gannon, General Manager, King County Metro Transit

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May 109:00
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Keynote Address: Reinvigorating a legacy system with limited resources

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    • Defining a standard of excellence when your system is broke
    • Can you extend the life span of 35 year-old rail cars when you didn’t start planning for a 45 year life span from the beginning?
    • Can you achieve small wins with car refurbishments?
Katherine Eagan Kelleman, Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County
May 109:20
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MaaS: California’s Integrated Travel Program: Project Governance to get state wide efforts off the ground

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  • What structures are in place to work across multiple agencies- large and Small?
  • How are you establishing an effective roll out of payment across modes?
  • Creating steadfast timelines so installation does not interrupt adoption and consumer use
Moderator: Jim Baker, Project Lead, Integrated Travel Program, California State Transportation Authority
Sarah Rasheed, Executive and Legislative Coordinator, Altamont Corridor Express ACE
Arielle Fleisher, Senior Transportation Policy Associate, SPUR
Colleen Richter, Communications Director, California State Transportation Authority
May 110:00
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P3 Funding: What works, doesn’t work, and alternative opportunities to deliver transit infrastructure

Keynotes
  • Multi-jurisdictional and private partnerships formed to improve connectivity
  • How do you split resources and draw interest from private companies?
  • Understanding effective project ownership and transition
Moderator: Christopher Gauer, Executive Vice President Of Civil Roads And Transit, Infrastucture Ontario
Jarrett Cantrell, Business Development Manager - Public-Private Partnerships, Bechtel Infrastructure Corp
Yousef Salama, Manager, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Chris Swail, Director Of The Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Program, City of Ottawa
Jean-Marc Arbaud, General Director, CDPQ Infra
May 111:20
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Performance KPIs

Future of Mobility
  • What KPIs are still relevant to modern agencies?
  • Do your metrics encourage conversation across sectors?
  • Can you do more with your data to better understand customer needs?
Benjamin Limmer, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Sean Adgerson, Chief Operating Officer, Maryland Transit Administration
Alla Reddy, Deputy Chief, Data Research And Development, New York City Transit
May 111:20
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Transit Oriented Development: Working across the agency for effective transit development

New Project Development
  • Working with developers to encourage transit use
  • Understanding city growth and finding transit hubs
  • Balance of Park and Ride for suburban transit use
Moderator: Kael Anderson, Urban Planner, National Capital Planning Commission
Zachary Chissell, Transit Planner, Maryland Transit Administration
Shyam Kannan, Managing Director, Planning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
May 112:00
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Modernizing Outreach: North Avenue Rising and how to better inform and engage your transit communities

Future of Mobility
  • How is Maryland Breaking public transit’s 1940’s communication methods?
  • Taking advantage of modern technology to coordinate with affected communities and stakeholders
  • Creating physical and moving “HQs” to better meet with general public on North Avenue
Theodore Krolik, Chief Engagement Officer, Maryland Transit Administration
May 112:00
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Capitol Corridor: Using a service-based model to keep pace with technology changes

New Project Development
  • Change procurement model for consistent cutting-edge connectivity technology
  • How do you change the service model to avoid major one-time capital spends?
  • Updating pro-formas to stay on target
James Allison, Manager Of Planning, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
May 112:20
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Roundtable #2 Rideshare: How to incorporate car services, bikeshares, and scooters into your transit system

Future of Mobility
May 112:20
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Roundtable #6 Sustainability: Best practices for designing more sustainable projects and mobility

New Project Development
May 112:20
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Roundtable #7 Modernizing Outreach: North Avenue Rising and how to better inform and engage your transit communities

New Project Development
May 112:20
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Roundtable #8 Capitol Program Management: Funding and Project Prioritization

New Project Development
May 112:20
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Roundtable #10 PTC: Understanding and navigating critical safety plans

Train Control
May 112:20
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Roundtable #11 Project Disruption and Mitigation

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May 112:20
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Roundtable #9 Signalling Upgrades: Enhanced digitalization of ATC in a legacy system

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May 112:20
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Roundtable #3 Ridership: Planning to accommodate ridership growth and better prepare for emergency situations

Performance & Maintenance
May 112:20
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Roundtable #4 On-time Performance: Empowering your agency with data driven decision-making tools

Performance & Maintenance
May 112:20
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Roundtable #5 Asset Management: How are agencies sticking to their plans set forth in their FTA submissions?

Performance & Maintenance
May 114:20
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Transit Security: Lessons learned from NYC Transit in creating more effective Transit police units in Monterrey

Future of Mobility
  • Interchange of good practices with New York Transit Authority
  • Establishing a culture for customer safety
  • Integrating transport police into the system with crime reductions of 82%
Lorenzo Aguilar Camelo, General Director, Monterrey Metro
May 114:20
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BWI Rapid Rail: East Meets West

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  • 50 years ago the Japanese recognized the need to continue developing and refining Maglev technology
  • 25 years ago, the US recognized Maglev’s potential and started a search for where it could be deployed
  • While maglev was being developed and tested, the US was narrowing its choice ultimately to the NE
Michael Kandrack, Project Director (Balitmore), Hitachi Rail STS
last published: 24/Apr/19 23:07 GMT

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