Schedule of Events | Oct. 29, 2018

Day 1, Oct. 28 | Day 2, Oct. 29 | Day 3, Oct. 30

Texas Mobility Summit 3.0, Day 2

State of Mobility


7:00 AM | Breakfast & Registration

8:30 AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Shelley Row—President & CEO, Shelley Row Associates
  • Judge B. Glen Whitley—Tarrant County
  • Shailen Bhatt—President & CEO, ITS America

9:00 AM | A Call for Innovation

  • Kristie Chin & Andrea Gold—Texas Innovation Alliance

9:15 AM | New Mobility Frontiers Question Session

The traditional transportation model is evolving, and Texas has become a frontier for new mobility solutions.  In the wake of rapid growth and urbanization, metropolitan regions across the state are facing erosion of community affordability, unsustainable stresses upon aging infrastructure, and challenges to economic opportunity.  To leverage the growth to Texas’ advantage, advanced technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, present significant benefits to safety, congestion relief, and economic opportunity; they also raise questions regarding equitable access, cybersecurity, and digital inclusion.

  • Moderator: Shailen Bhatt—President & CEO, ITS America
    • Mayor Jeff Williams—City of Arlington
    • Ann Zadeh—Fort Worth City Council
    • Commissioner Gary Fickes—Chair, Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
    • Charlie Leal—Transportation Program Analyst, TxDOT

10:15 AM | Mobility Game Changers & Team Time

In a lightning round, learn about the latest technologies and active projects that are moving Texas transportation forward. Then, policymakers have an opportunity to work alongside their team to envision innovative ways to create a safer, sustainable, more vibrant mobility future.

  • Karla Taylor—Chief of Staff, Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin
  • Tom Lambert—President & CEO, Houston METRO
  • Tom Bamonte—Senior Program Manager, Automated Vehicles, NCTCOG
  • Darran Anderson—Director of Strategy & Innovation, TxDOT

11:15 AM | Break

11:30 AM | Policy Roundtable

What is the state of mobility in Texas and how are we prioritizing, investing, and preparing our mobility systems to leverage technologies and systems and rapid growth to our advantage?

  • Moderator: Shelley RowPresident & CEO, Shelley Row Associates
    • Mayor Jeff Williams—City of Arlington
    • Mayor Dee Margo—City of El Paso
    • Jonathan Sierra-Ortega—Policy Analyst, Texas Senate Committee on Transportation
    • Vince Valdes—Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation, FTA

12:30 PM Lunch

  • Kamal Khouri—Vice President & General Manager, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, NXP

Real-World Spotlights

1:30 PM | Seamless Mobility

Transit is undergoing a transformation, and Texas transit agencies are coming together to discuss the future of mobility in an era of increased urbanization.  As Texas metro areas boom, new mobility options are needed in order to provide Texans with access to jobs, connections to community, and links to critical services.  Leading transit authorities from across Texas will discuss new public-private partnership opportunities, innovations in payment platforms, data sharing needsidentifying key outcomes and ways in which they may collaborate in the upcoming year.

  • Lyndsay Mitchell—Strategic Planning Manager, City of Arlington
  • Obinna Emenike—General Manager, Partner Cities, Via
  • Panel Moderator: Tom Lambert, Houston METRO
    • Steve Young—Vice President, Information Technology, Via
    • Lindsey Baker—Director of Strategic Partnerships, DCTA
    • Todd Plesko—Vice President of Planning & Development, DART

2:05 PM | Equity & Access

Transportation can be a significant barrier to accessing quality medical services.  Without a quality mobility system in place, Texas residents may struggle to attend doctor appointments, pickup prescriptions, or even travel to the grocery store.  Public agencies from across Texas come together in a roundtable discussion to highlight challenges and identify opportunities to improving health outcomes.  Key topics include universal eligibility, coordinating paratransit services across agencies, enabling telemedicine, and forming innovative public-private partnerships to improve service in transit deserts.

  • Roundtable Moderator: Dan Rudge—Executive Director, BCSMPO
    • Michael Parks—Assistant Executive Director, Brazos Valley Council of Governments
    • Russell Schaffner—Assistant County Administrator, Legislative Affairs, Tarrant County
    • Doug Douglas—Vice President, Mobility Management Services, DART
    • Michael Rogers—Director of Transportation, City of Dallas

2:40 PM | Advanced Vehicles

Connected and automated vehicles offer the prospect of significant safety, mobility, and economic benefits; however, there is still much to learn.  Texas transportation leaders highlight planned and active deployments, describe future use cases, and identify opportunities for collaboration in the coming year.

  • Brian Moen—Assistant Director of Transportation, City of Frisco
  • Vineet Jain—Head of North America Deployment,
  • Panel Moderator: Vineet Jain, Drive.a
    • Art Reinhardt—Assistant Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements, City of San Antonio
    • Ann Foss—Principal Planner, City of Arlington
    • Karla Taylor—Chief of Staff, Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin
    • Kim Williams—Chief Innovation Officer, Houston METRO

3:15 PM | Break

3:30 PM | Freight & Logistics

A state of the art freight ecosystem is essential for Texas to maintain its economic competitiveness.  Leaders in the long-haul and port environments come together to discuss unique challenges as well as opportunities to collaborate.  Key topics include preparing the Texas infrastructure for connected vehicle applications, addressing congestion through dynamic routing and scheduling tools, and sharing data with the private sector.

  • Chris Poe—Assistant Agency Director, Connected & Automated Transportation Strategy, TTI
  • Panel Moderator: Chris Poe, TTI

    • Jeff Pollack—Director of Planning, Port of Corpus Christi
    • David Coronado—Bridges Department, City of El Paso
    • Rich Byrnes—Chief Infrastructure Officer, Port of Houston

4:05 PM | Real-Time Data

Data and connectivity are two major forces that are converging in transportation.  Transportation officials from local and state levels discuss active projects, barriers, and opportunities for collaboration in the upcoming year.  Key topics include the SPaT Challenge, opportunities to share construction and lane closure, and data management best practices.

  • Jorge Riveros—Manager, Arterial Management Division, City of Austin
  • Dominie Garcia—Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle
  • Panel Moderator: Jorge Riveros, City of Austin
    • Ramon Campos—GIS Manager, Business Application Development & Support, Tarrant County
    • Cassie Jordan—Director, Strategy & Portfolio Mgmt, Information Management Division, TxDOT
    • Julie Baldwin—Performance Administrator, City of El Paso

4:40 PM | Summary of Key Takeaways & Next Steps

  • Darran Anderson—Director of Strategy & Innovation, TxDOT
  • Michael Morris—Director of Transportation, Transportation Department, NCTCOG

4:50 PM | Adjourn

5:00 PM | Team Lead Executive Session

Team Leads and selected representatives work together to build consensus around a vision for the sustainability of the Texas Innovation Alliance, advance the Texas Proving Grounds, and guide collaborative activities in the coming.

  • Facilitators: Shelley Row, Shelley Row Associates & Joe Willhite, WSP

5:45 PM | Adjourn

6:00 PM | Networking Reception (Open to All)

Connect with transportation leadershippublic agencies, industry, researchers, and policy makersfrom around the state who are transforming mobility.