2016 – Paying It Forward: Investing In Sustainable Mobility

Sunday, October 16

Session 1

  • Old rules, new roles? The evolving new federal role in US surface transportation financeSusan Binder [PDF]
  • LOST in transition: The rise of Local Option Sales Taxes for transportation and their implications for the futureMichael Manville [PDF]
  • New directions for finance at the federal, state, and local levels: Where do we go from here? – Dr. Joshua Schank [Talk Only]

Session 2

  • Charging ahead: Using roadway tolling to increase effective capacity – Patty Rubstello [PDF]
  • Stepping on the gas tax: An update on the California Road User Charge Pilot program – Dr. Martin Wachs [PDF]
  • Measuring what matters: Using accessibility and trip-making to provide more efficient access to destinations without new constructionDr. Eric Sundquist [PDF]

Session 3

  • Mind the gap: Expecting the unexpected from cap and trade program revenuesDr. J.R. De Shazo [PDF]
  • Between a rock and a hard place: Identifying criteria to remove projects in response to funding issues – Anne Mayer [PDF]
  • Financing sustainable transportation: A view from Sacramento – Richard Bloom [Talk Only]

Monday, October 17

Session 4

  • A change in tack: The evolving federal and state role in ports’ financial and environmental operations – John Young [PDF]
  • High fees, low sails: Harbor taxes, shipping diversions, and what to do about Canada – Rick Cameron [PDF]
  • Technology and fiscal incentives to reduce truck-related emissions – Dr. Matt Barth  [PDF]

Session 5

  • Going green or in the red? Trends in transit investment and use – Dr. Steve Polzin [PDF]
  • Re-imagining Houston’s transit system to increase ridership without increasing costs – Kurt Luhrsen [PDF]
  • Exploring new business models for transit agency/private sector collaborations to attract more passengers – Emily Castor [PDF]

Session 6

  • Planning streets today for connected and autonomous vehicles tomorrow – Randy Iwasaki [PDF]
  • The Future Can’t Run on Autopilot – Colin Peppard [PDF]
  • AV ownership models: Implications for vehicle miles traveled, gas tax revenue and land use – Dr. Joan Walker [PDF]

Session 7

  • California high-speed rail: A transportation process, not project – Lou Thompson [PDF]
  • What’s at stake?: Who wins and who loses when the train comes to townDr. Deike Peters [PDF]
  • Making the most of high-speed rail in California – Eric Eidlin [PDF]

Tuesday, October 18

Session 8

  • Changing course in Seattle: Lessons learned from failing and succeeding at voter approved tax measures – Genesee Adkins [PDF]
  • Columbus and the new world of multi-party partnerships for funding pilot projects and infrastructure improvements – Paul Moore [PDF]
  • Using increasing land values to fund transportation – Viktoriya Wise [PDF]
  • Response: What impact fees look like from the developers’ point of view – Mott Smith [PDF]

Session 9

  • Concluding reflections and group discussion – Dr. Brian D. Taylor; Therese McMillian [PDF]

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