Wednesday, February 15, 2012

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. On-site Registration - Grand Hyatt - 4th Floor
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception - Sunset Station with The Honorable Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, Texas Secretary of State and The Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives

Meet Professional Trick Roper, Kevin Fitzpatrick

Thursday, February 16, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. On-site Registration - Grand Hyatt - 4th Floor
8:00 a.m.

Opening Session Breakfast – The New TxDOT

Welcome: The Honorable Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge

Introduction: Chairman Ted Houghton, Texas Transportation Commission

Speaker: Phil Wilson, Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
Video (WMV 58.8 MB)

10:00 a.m.

General Session I - Transportation, Technology & You

Introduction: Dee Porter, Chief Human Resources and Modernization Officer, Texas Department of Transportation

Moderator: Scott Belcher, President & CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America

Speakers:
Leo McCloskey, Vice President, Airbiquity
Sean O’Sullivan, CEO, Avego
Steve Kenner, Global Director of Automotive Safety Office, Ford Motor Company
Video (WMV 102.1 MB)

11:30 a.m.

Road Hand Awards & Keynote Address Luncheon

Master of Ceremonies: Lawrence Olsen, Texas Good Roads Transportation Association

Introduction: Chairman Ted Houghton, Texas Transportation Commission

Keynote Address:
The Honorable Drew Darby, Vice-Chair, Texas House Transportation Committee
Video (WMV 44.5 MB)

Road Hand Award Recognition: John Barton, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
Video (WMV 35.2 MB)

1:30 p.m.

General Session II - Solving the Transportation Funding Dilemma: Other Places & Other Ideas

Introduction: James Bass, Chief Financial Officer, Texas Department of Transportation

Moderator: Jim Reed, Chairman, Transportation Advocates of Texas

Speakers:
Robert Latham, Executive Vice President, Associated Pennsylvania Constructors
Presentation (PDF 1.3MB)
Doug Whitley, President, Illinois State Chamber of Commerce
Video (WMV 118.4 MB)

3:00 p.m.

General Session III - A Canadian Perspective on Partnerships

Introduction: Russell Zapalac, Chief Planning & Project Officer, Texas Department of Transportation

Speaker: Sarah Clark, President & CEO, Partnerships, BC
Presentation (PDF 3.9MB)
Video (WMV 67.3 MB)

4:00 p.m.

General Session IV - Preparing a Big State for Big Freight

Introduction: William Meadows, Texas Transportation Commission

Moderator: John LaRue, Chairman, Texas Port Authority Advisory Committee

Speakers:
Robert Harrison, Deputy Director, Center for Transportation Research
Presentation (PDF 5.3MB)
David E. Marquez, Executive Director of Economic Development, Bexar County
Presentation (PDF 5.1MB)
Dean Wise, Vice President, Network Strategy, BNSF Railway
Presentation (PDF 2.3MB)
Video (WMV 157.9 MB)

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Reception - Grand Hyatt - 4th Floor

Meet Featured Photographer, Griff Smith

Friday, February 17, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. On-site Registration- Grand Hyatt - 4th Floor
7:30 a.m.

General Session Breakfast & Keynote Address

Introduction: Jeff Austin, III,Texas Transportation Commission

Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Edward Rendell, Former Governor, State of Pennsylvania
Video (WMV 101.3 MB)

9:30 a.m.

General Session V - State Legislative Overview

Introduction: Jeff Austin, III,Texas Transportation Commission

Speaker: The Honorable Larry Phillips, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives
Presentation (PDF 836 KB)
Video (WMV 58.3 MB)

10:15 a.m.

General Session VI - Expecting the Unexpected: Preparedness & Response

Introduction: Fred Underwood, Texas Transportation Commission

Moderator: The Honorable Charles L. Hopkins, III, P.E., Vice Pres. & General Manager, Global Services & Solutions, Inc.,

Speakers:
W. Nim Kidd CEM, Assistant Director, Texas Department of Public Safety
Ann Coss, CEO, Personal Recovery Concepts
Presentation for the entire panel (PDF 1.8MB)
Video (WMV 122 MB)

11:30 a.m.

General Session VII - Defining the Federal Role in Transportation

Introduction/Moderator: Ned Holmes, Texas Transportation Commission

Speakers:
Video Presentation from The Honorable John Mica, Congressman, United States House of Representatives
Adam Snider, Transportation Reporter, Politico
Keith Laing, Staff Writer, The Hill
Kathryn Wolfe, Editor, Executive Briefing - Transportation, Congressional Quarterly
Video (WMV 113.7 MB)

12: 45 p.m.

Closing Keynote Address Luncheon

Introduction:  Ned Holmes, Texas Transportation Commission

Keynote Address:
The Honorable John Cornyn, Senator, United States Senate
Video (WMV 19.8 MB)

2:15 p.m. Closing Comments: Phil Wilson, Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation