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Wednesday, November 7
 

11:30am

Road-User Charging Solutions - The International Experience
With road infrastructure budgets remaining short of adequate funding the world over, Road User Charging is often touted as a means to plug this chronical financing gap. Deploying such innovative systems usually require fundamental shifts in thinking however, both from a government and user perspective. This session will highlight several case studies, focus on some of the technological solutions available and allow discussions on best practices with key stakeholders.

Moderator
avatar for Joe Toole

Joe Toole

Former US FHWA Acting Administrator
Throughout his 38 year career, Mr. Toole has focused on the bringing innovation, safety and leadership to the highway community.  Prior to retiring from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2011, Mr. Toole served as the Associate Administrator for the FHWA’s Office of Safety... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mahrokh Arefi

Mahrokh Arefi

CEO, EMOVIS
Ms. Arefi has over 25 years of experience in design, implementation and operation of transportation and transit technologies. She has managed and provided advisory services to stakeholders to define, develop and implement various transportation programs. She is a registered Professional... Read More →
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

SVP, Global Market Development, EROAD
Nina leads EROAD’s Global Market Development team and is responsible for finding and evaluating new opportunities on the global landscape. She joined EROAD in 2012 and has more than 20 years of experience working within the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors globally... Read More →
avatar for Steve Morello

Steve Morello

Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting, LLP
In 1991, Mr. Morello emigrated to France from the United States of America where he gained 20 years of in-depth experience in strategy development, private sector involvement, and market consultation in heavy and light vehicle road usage charging projects, and Intelligent Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Pedro Pinto

Pedro Pinto

Director, Tolls Department, Ascendi
Pedro Pinto is responsible for the Tolls department (Director) at Ascendi. It was also former responsible for the IT department for the last 18 years, coordinating the two areas. Ascendi is a Portuguese company that operates in the road infrastructure sector as a concessionaire, O&M... Read More →
avatar for Przemysław Jan Rzeźniewsk

Przemysław Jan Rzeźniewsk

ITS Director, General Directorate for National Roads and Highways


Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Cohiba 1 Tropicana Las Vegas

11:30am

Use of Fibers in Asphalt Mixtures
This session will cover the fundamentals of using fiber reinforcements in asphalt pavements.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Doody

Martin Doody

Director of Sales & Marketing, Forta Coproration
Martin Doody is the Director of Sales and Marketing for FORTA Corporation.  FORTA is the leader in the research and development of fiber-reinforcement technology for a wide variety of construction materials including asphalt pavements.  Mr. Doody is responsible for directing the... Read More →
avatar for Kamil Kaloush

Kamil Kaloush

Professor, Arizona State U.
Dr. Kaloush is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also the Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations (www.ASUSMART.com). He is a registered Professional Engineer with more than... Read More →
avatar for Shane Underwood

Shane Underwood

Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
Dr. Shane Underwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Prior to this appointment he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Montecristo 3 & 4 Tropicana Las Vegas

2:15pm

Road-User Charging Solutions - The US Experience
With road infrastructure budgets remaining short of adequate funding the world over, Road User Charging is often touted as a means to plug this chronical financing gap. Deploying such innovative systems usually require fundamental shifts in thinking however, both from a government and user perspective. This session will highlight several case studies, focus on some of the technological solutions available and allow discussions on best practices with key stakeholders.

Moderator
avatar for Gary Gallegos

Gary Gallegos

Former Executive Director, SANDAG
Mr. Gallegos is a transportation professional with 35 years of experience. He is a nationally recognized expert in transportation, land use, regional public policy making, and bi-national planning anddiplomacy.Mr. Gallegos started his professional career with the California Department... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mahrokh Arefi

Mahrokh Arefi

CEO, EMOVIS
Ms. Arefi has over 25 years of experience in design, implementation and operation of transportation and transit technologies. She has managed and provided advisory services to stakeholders to define, develop and implement various transportation programs. She is a registered Professional... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Buckley

Anthony Buckley

Director, Washington State Department of Transportation
Anthony is the Director of Innovative Partnerships for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Oregon Department of Energy. Prior to this, he was the debt and investment manager for the Oregon Department... Read More →
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

SVP, Global Market Development, EROAD
Nina leads EROAD’s Global Market Development team and is responsible for finding and evaluating new opportunities on the global landscape. She joined EROAD in 2012 and has more than 20 years of experience working within the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors globally... Read More →
avatar for Patricia (Trish) Hendren

Patricia (Trish) Hendren

Executive Director, I-95 Corridor Coalition
Patricia (Trish) Hendren is the Executive Director of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, a partnership of over 100 state transportation agencies, toll authorities, and public safety organizations from Maine to Florida who keep people and goods moving throughout one of the world’s busiest... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Rohde

Barbara Rohde

Executive Director, Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance
Barbara Rohde is the Executive Director of The MBUF Alliance that was created as an educational organization to further information on mileage based user fee projects in the United States and worldwide. Currently, members include State DOTS, local units of government, various consulting... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Cohiba 1 Tropicana Las Vegas

2:15pm

The Role of PPPs - The International Experience
Road & Transport PPPs have been more successful in some countries / regions than others. This is unfortunate, as in today's climate, public financing alone will not bridge the infrastructure gap.
This session will focus on various successful international experiences and attempt to find and identify common success factors for others emulate.

Moderator
avatar for Magid Elabyad

Magid Elabyad

Vice President, International Road Federation
Elabyad has been employed with the International Road Federation for the past 14 years. As the Vice President of International Programs, he oversees the IRF’s training programs and regional capacity building efforts around the world. He has been a member of IRF’s Asset Management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Al-Hassan

Ahmed Al-Hassan

Director General, Public Authority for Roads & Transport
avatar for Marcelo Cardoso Fonseca

Marcelo Cardoso Fonseca

Roads Regulatory and Concessions Manager, Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres
Marcelo C. Fonseca is a brazilian federal government manager currently in charge of road regulatory matters and structuring new road public-private partnerships. His office is linked to the Superintendency of Road Infrastructure Exploitation (SUINF) of the Brazilian National Land... Read More →
TJ

Triono Junoasmono

Deputy Director of Integrated Planning and System Network, Directorate General of Highways, Ministry of Public Works and Housing
avatar for Przemysław Jan Rzeźniewsk

Przemysław Jan Rzeźniewsk

ITS Director, General Directorate for National Roads and Highways


Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Montecristo 1 Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

Road Asset Maintenance: Advances in Predictive Analytics
Many countries are confronted with multiple challenges associated with ageing road infrastructure.  Predictive analytics offer a powerful means to advance asset management strategies and optimize lifecycle costs across all phases, from asset investment planning, to network operations. This session will review the state of the art in monitoring services, predictive models and decision-support systems.

Moderator
avatar for Omar Smadi

Omar Smadi

Professor, Iowa State U.
Dr. Smadi has over 20 years of experience in the area of infrastructure and asset management ranging from pavements, bridges, pavement marking, signs and other infrastructure assets. He is the Director of CTRE and Co-Director of the Program for Roadway Infrastructure Management and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Barker

Jeff Barker

Senior Data Scientist, Roadbotics
Jeff Barker is a Senior Data Scientist at RoadBotics with a passion for using using machine learning to solve real-world problems.  He has an educational background in signals and image analysis, graduating with a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
avatar for Muhammad Arif Beg, Ph.D.

Muhammad Arif Beg, Ph.D.

Principal Product Owner, AgileAssets
Dr. Muhammad Arif Beg is an experienced product professional with expertise in transportation asset management solutions implementation. His professional work experiences include projects related to transportation asset management, fleet management, pavement management, and maintenance... Read More →
avatar for Timo Saarenketo

Timo Saarenketo

CEO, Roadscanners Oy
Dr. Timo Saarenketo is the CEO of Roadscanners Oy. He also works as an Adjunct Professor of traffic infrastructure diagnostics at the Tampere University of Technology.  He is internationally known “Road Doctor”  specialized in Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and... Read More →
avatar for Omidreza Shoghli

Omidreza Shoghli

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Omidreza Shoghli is an assistant professor at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research is focused on asset management, maintenance optimization and decision making in transportation. He is a member of TRB’s standing committee on maintenance and operations management... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Montecristo 3 & 4 Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

Smart City Mobility Applications
By 2030, 60 percent of the world's population will live in urban areas. The significant task road authorities face in tackling the problem of increasing congestion cannot be underestimated. This session will present the current state of the art in establishing mobility plans and the associated ITS deployment scenarios based on emerging smart city paradigms. The session will review advances in intelligent transportation systems with specific focus on integrated mobility solutions. Case-studies and examples of implementations in urban environments will be presented.



Moderator
avatar for John Funny

John Funny

‎President / CEO, Grice Consulting
John J. Funny is the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Grice Consulting Group, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and with regional offices in Washington, District of Columbia and Columbia, South Carolina. He has 30 years of professional experience in the areas of transportation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Georges Aoude

Georges Aoude

Co-Founder & CEO, Derq, Inc.
r. Georges Aoude is the CEO and co-founder of Derq, an MIT-spinoff that develops artificial intelligence based software for connected and autonomous vehicles. Their mission is to eliminate crashes by using their patented AI algorithms and smart city sensors to predict and prevent... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hoeft

Brian Hoeft

Freeway and Arterial Systems of Transportation (FAST) Director, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Brian Hoeft is the director of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s (RTC) traffic management center, also known as the Freeway and Arterial Systems of Transportation (FAST). FAST is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the freeway system and traffic... Read More →
avatar for Jon Newhard

Jon Newhard

Chief Executive Officer, Trafficware
Jon Newhard joined Trafficware as the Chief Executive Officer in 2013 and is responsible forthe success of the company and its customers. Newhard has more than two decades of experience in technology-driven businesses, starting with functional roles at Siebel Systems and SAP. Newhard... Read More →
avatar for Dr. William Sowell

Dr. William Sowell

Vice President-Business Development, Eberle Design, Inc. & Reno A&E
Dr. Bill Sowell, MBA, PhDVice President, Eberle Design, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, USAExecutive Board Member, International Road FederationChairman, IRF Intelligent Transportation Systems CommitteeChairman, IRF Membership Development CommitteeChairman, NEMA Performance Measures Technical... Read More →
avatar for Lester Yoshida

Lester Yoshida

Sr. Vice President of Systems, Parsons
Lester is a Senior Vice President at Parsons and the Director of Technology leading many of the R&D activities. He has over 30 years of systems engineering experience and has extensive experience with multi-agency projects with many stakeholders having multiple public and private... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Montecristo 1 Tropicana Las Vegas
 
Thursday, November 8
 

11:00am

Construction Techniques, Innovative Project Delivery and High-Performance Equipment
This will include the importance of achieving quality and smoothness, benefits of innovative project delivery systems and high performance equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Mounir El Asmar

Mounir El Asmar

Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Dr. El Asmar is a faculty member at Arizona State University (ASU)’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and a Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability. His nontraditional background in civil and environmental engineering... Read More →
avatar for Mark Belshe

Mark Belshe

Executive Director, Rubber Pavements Association
Mark Belshe is the executive director of the Rubber Pavements Association (RPA), the nonprofit trade association dedicated to the greater use of high-performing pavements constructed using rubber derived from scrap tires. Mark was vice president of a large contractor in the southwest... Read More →
avatar for Kamil Kaloush

Kamil Kaloush

Professor, Arizona State U.
Dr. Kaloush is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also the Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations (www.ASUSMART.com). He is a registered Professional Engineer with more than... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Reed

Jordan Reed

Division Manager, VSS International
Jordan Reed has been working in the highway industry since he was sixteen and is now a Division Manager at VSS International, where he manages asphalt rubber blending operations and asphalt emulsion estimating.  Jordan also serves on the board of the California Asphalt Pavement Association... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cohiba 1 Tropicana Las Vegas

11:00am

Meeting the Big Data challenge
Roadway analytics are powerful new tools that enable road operator and city managers to carry out on-demand traffic analysis to identify congestion bottlenecks, traffic safety risks, and visualize the results of infrastructure improvement projects.  This panel will discuss how “big data” can help you extract actionable insights from a range of data sets, whether you want to understand historic traffic trends or benchmark roadway performance in support of targeted investment strategies.



Moderator
avatar for Gabriel Sanchez

Gabriel Sanchez

Eberle Design, Senior International Business Advisor
Gabriel is an international business development consultant with 15 years of experience advising ITS companies and government agencies on international business, strategic planning, market development, policy, export promotion and financing, political risk assessment, and project... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Institute Engineer, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Mike Brown is an Institute Engineer for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). He has been a leader in the development of intelligent systems for over twenty-one years. Mr. Brown has served various federal, state, and commercial clients in projects spanning the areas of Advanced Traffic... Read More →
avatar for Shashi Nambisan

Shashi Nambisan

Executive Director, Alabama Transportation Institute
Dr. Shashi Nambisan, PE is the Executive Director of the Alabama Transportation Institute and a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama. He has more than 29 years of experience including about 22 years leading the development and growth of research enterprises... Read More →
avatar for Farhad Pooran

Farhad Pooran

Vice President, Systems Product Management, Econolite Systems
Dr. Farhad Pooran, PE is the Vice President of Systems Product Management at Econolite. He has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), systems engineering, traffic engineering, simulation and modeling, system integration, product development... Read More →
avatar for Dr. William Sowell

Dr. William Sowell

Vice President-Business Development, Eberle Design, Inc. & Reno A&E
Dr. Bill Sowell, MBA, PhDVice President, Eberle Design, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, USAExecutive Board Member, International Road FederationChairman, IRF Intelligent Transportation Systems CommitteeChairman, IRF Membership Development CommitteeChairman, NEMA Performance Measures Technical... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Montecristo 3 & 4 Tropicana Las Vegas

11:00am

Unleashing the Potential of PPPs in the US
PPPs have long been a seen as a catalyst to help solve the bridge the US Road & Transport funding deficit. Unfortunately, the status of PPPs in the US leaves much to be desired. In this session, various US State DOT leaders and private sector stakeholders will discuss ongoing PPP activities and what it takes for PPPs in the US to fulfill their true potential.

Moderator
avatar for Michael Sakata

Michael Sakata

Executive Director, Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA)
Michael Sakata is the Executive Director of Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA). He manages the oversight of lobbying for Infrastructure funding, interface with all of the transportation business units in Maryland as well as certain counties and municipalities.With... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sofia Berger

Sofia Berger

Senior Vice President | U.S. Transportation Market, Louis Berger
Sofia Berger is senior vice president for U.S. transportation at Louis Berger, focused on growing the company’s largest and highest growth market, supporting both public and private sector client development goals and with a particular focus on PPPs. Previously, she served as the... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Buckley

Anthony Buckley

Director, Washington State Department of Transportation
Anthony is the Director of Innovative Partnerships for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Oregon Department of Energy. Prior to this, he was the debt and investment manager for the Oregon Department... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Gifford

Jonathan Gifford

Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy, George Mason University
Jonathan L. Gifford is a Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and the director of the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy.Professor Gifford’s primary area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance. His recent research investigates transportation finance and the role of public private partnerships.His book Flexible Urban Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Transportation Program Management Director, HDR
Bio for Ken Smith Ken is a registered engineer with a background in innovative project and major program delivery. He has been involved with numerous award winning projects utilizing varied delivery models during his 30 years in the industry. Ken has a particular focus upon P3 project... Read More →
avatar for Shirley Ybarra

Shirley Ybarra

Former Virginia Secretary of Transportation
Shirley Ybarra is a former senior transportation policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.Ms. Ybarra served as Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1998 to 2002, overseeing a budget of $3.2 billion... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas

1:45pm

Asphalt Rubber: Benefits & Applications
This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the benefits of using crumb rubber in asphalt pavements. Topics will cover mixture and pavement designs, performance, environmental benefits, and emerging technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Kamil Kaloush

Kamil Kaloush

Professor, Arizona State U.
Dr. Kaloush is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also the Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations (www.ASUSMART.com). He is a registered Professional Engineer with more than... Read More →
avatar for Jorge Sousa

Jorge Sousa

President, Consulpav International
Dr. Jorge B. Sousa is chairman of Consulpav International and has written numerous papers on asphalt rubber and given presentations on the subject in numerous countries.He has introduced asphalt rubber technology in many countries, including Portugal, Spain, Brazil and China. He continues... Read More →
avatar for George Way

George Way

Owner, Consulpav
George B. Way is chairman of the Rubberized Asphalt Association and an adjunct professor with the Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering & The Built Environment. He also serves as a chief engineer at Consulpav, a pavements and materials consulting firm with offices... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Montecristo 3 & 4 Tropicana Las Vegas

1:45pm

Innovative Solutions & Applications for Congestion Mitigation
Congestion on roads and highways is a very costly problem for most countries around the world. It is also a problem that seems to only get worse as time passes. This session will explore innovative solutions and research that can be deployed today to help mitigate congestion.

Moderator
avatar for Joe Toole

Joe Toole

Former US FHWA Acting Administrator
Throughout his 38 year career, Mr. Toole has focused on the bringing innovation, safety and leadership to the highway community.  Prior to retiring from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2011, Mr. Toole served as the Associate Administrator for the FHWA’s Office of Safety... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary Gallegos

Gary Gallegos

Former Executive Director, SANDAG
Mr. Gallegos is a transportation professional with 35 years of experience. He is a nationally recognized expert in transportation, land use, regional public policy making, and bi-national planning anddiplomacy.Mr. Gallegos started his professional career with the California Department... Read More →
avatar for Donald M. Maas, Jr.

Donald M. Maas, Jr.

Director of Business Development, McCain, Inc.
I am an Electrical Engineer with over 32 years of experience in the design and creation of both hardware and software for the traffic control industry.
avatar for Ram Pendyala

Ram Pendyala

Interim Director of the School of Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University
Ram M. Pendyala is the Interim Director of the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University, where he also serves as a Professor of Transportation Systems, a Senior Sustainability Scientist, and the Director of US Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders

Executive Vice President, Lindsay Transportation
Mr. Sanders has been involved in the Highway Safety Industry for the last 20 years. Lindsay designs and sells specialty equipment that provides congestion management relief and improved safety for DOT’s, contractors and the motoring public. Customers include both US Department of... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Cohiba 1 Tropicana Las Vegas
 
Friday, November 9
 

11:00am

Funding Road Safety
Improving Road Safety is a subject that all governments rally behind. However, when it comes to funding Road Safety, many governments around the world leave a lot to be desired. This session will discuss how governments can better utilize new and existing mechanisms to fund road safety improvements, and it will highlight California’s ability to increase the gas tax to fund widening of road stripes and upgrading of reflective sheeting.  Other Road Authorities will be encouraged to follow this California model to generate funds for road safety activities.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Dreznes

Mike Dreznes

Executive Vice President, IRF Global
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012. Dreznes has spent the last thirty years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists... Read More →
avatar for Bill Peterson

Bill Peterson

Project Manager Road Safety Products, Lindsay Transportation Solutions


Friday November 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Trinidad 11