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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

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

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
 

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