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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7th Annual Professional Development Seminar

08:30 AM - 04:45 PM Central Standard Time



WTS - HOT Chapter 7th Annual Professional Development Seminar - Sept. 10, 2014 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:30 AM Registration opens 8:30 AM-4:45 PM Seminar Location: Maggiano's Little Italy 10910 Domain Drive Austin, TX 78758 $100 for Members $140 for Nonmembers $70 for Government $35 for Students (Breakfast, lunch and two refreshment breaks included)

WTS - HOT Chapter 7th Annual Professional Development Seminar 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
7:30 AM Registration opens
8:30 AM-4:45 PM Seminar
 
 
Location: Maggiano's Little Italy
10910 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758 
 
$100 for Members
$140 for Nonmembers
$70 for Government 
$35 for Students
(Breakfast, lunch and two refreshment breaks included) 
 
To RSVP:
 
Reservation Deadline:
Thursday, September 4th at 5:00 PM
 
“Resiliency” refers to the ability of a system to return to normalcy following stimulus or change. For transportation, the term resiliency is most familiar in reference to weather or other emergency events. The WTS–HOT Chapter’s 7th Annual Professional Development Seminar explores this topic more expansively: in what ways are transportation professionals delivering resiliency in response to daily disruptions, known and unplanned events, and long-term change? For Central Texas, this question is “mission critical”: reliable mobility is a key factor in businesses’ decision where to locate, a commonly cited measure of community quality of life, and, anecdotally, determines the start of many a commuter’s good or bad day.
Today’s transportation landscape—growing mobility needs, just-in-time delivery expectations, and dynamic information availability—demands increasing creativity and new approaches. This seminar is oriented toward transportation leaders and professionals interested in learning more about current advances to improve transportation system resiliency and in participating in a facilitated dialogue about future resiliency challenges and opportunities.
 

Registration starts at 7:30 am

MC for the Day: Gary Schatz, City of Austin

Discussion Facilitator: Elizabeth Frisch, Thrival School

8:30-8:45 am Welcome and Program Overview: What is Transportation Resiliency? 

8:45-9:45 am Session One:  Transportation as a Vital Statistic: National, State, and Local Economic Health

Beth Ann Ray, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Justin Murrill, AMD

Claudia Green, CEVA Logistics

10:15-11:15 am Keynote: Thinking About the Future, Acting Today: Setting the Stage

Dr. Peter Bishop, Futurist

12:30-1:30 pm Session Three: Static Noise Reduction: Daily Incident Response/Corridor Management

Terry McCoy, Austin District, TxDOT

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Mario Espinoza, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

2:00-3:00 pm Session Four: Planned Resiliency: Responding to Planned Events and Those Unplanned but Foreseen

Frances Hargrove and Gordon Derr, City of Austin Center for Events

Captain Rhonda Lawson, Texas Division of Emergency Management, TxDPS

Sue Postelle, UPS

3:30-4:30 pm Session Five: Inherent Resiliency: The Transportation Community Responds to Long-term Challenges

The Honorable Cynthia Long, Williamson County Commissioner

Marc Williams, TxDOT

Pamela Power, Community Impact Newspaper

David Sullivan, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, UT Austin

 

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