Thu, Feb 25 | Cisco Webex

Infraday California

Infraday California will feature 30+ public sector agency speakers from across California as they look at the current state of the infrastructure, mobility & transportation markets.
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Time & Location

Feb 25, 10:00 AM – 5:20 PM
Cisco Webex

About The Event

10:00-10:10

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Speakers:

Ken Bauco, CEO, Infraday

Jen Jewett, DOT Solutions Executive and Technical Sales Specialist, Autodesk Construction Solutions

10:10-11:00

Panel: State of the Market: “Build Back Better” –  What will the Biden-Harris Administration Mean for Infrastructure

President-Elect Biden had infrastructure as pillar of his Build Back Better campaign, calling for $2 trillion of infrastructure investment over four years, focusing on speeding up the transition to cleaner energy for transportation and buildings in addition to prioritizing environmental justice. This panel will feature agencies from across California in a discussion on whether new and old promises about infrastructure’s role in  economic recovery might be met and whether it will indeed be a priority for the next Congress.

Moderator:

Tim Beck, Principal, Strategic Solutions, Oracle

Panelists:

Adel H Hagekhalil, PE, BCEE, WEF FELLOW, General Manager and Executive Director - Street Services, City of Los Angeles

Jessica Alba, TDM-CP, Transportation Policy Manager, Stanford University

Louis Ting, P.E., Director, Power Planning Development & Engineering, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Michael Schneider, Vice President of Project Development, Virgin Hyperloop

Todd McIntyre, Chief Strategy Officer, Metrolink

Winsome Bowen, Head of Regional Transportation Strategy, Facebook

11:00-11:50

Panel: The New Mobility: Endless Possibilities

Digital technology is helping people move around cities in new transit modes that are shared, driven by real-time data, and often follow dynamic rather than fixed routes. It allows us to experience urban transportation as   a customizable, on-demand service. They can book and pay for different transportation services as they go, based on what they need. This panel will look at the program goals of cities that are employing new mobility solutions   and highlight some of the challenges and opportunities for urban mobility posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator:

Krista Glotzbach, Partnership lead - Western U.S., Via

Panelists:

Danielle Kochman, Mobility Planning Manager, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

David  Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad

Fern Nueno, AICP, LEED AP, Mobility Programs Officer, Public Works Department | Transportation Mobility Bureau, City of Long Beach

Kerby Olsen, New Mobility Supervisor, Parking & Mobility Division, Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT)

Ram Bommavaram PE, PMP, Chief, Mobility Data Program, California Department of Transportation

Robert Williams, IT Supervisor / Software Administrator, Golden Empire Transit

11:50-12:30

Panel: LA Metro Program Update

This panel will look at the state of LA Metro’s major transportation program, given the many issues affecting its implementation. This includes the effects of COVID on local funding and usage patterns; State and Federal elections and their effects on funding and oversight; new usage and funding paradigms, including tax increment financing, congestion pricing and a fare free strategy; and alternative delivery for major capital projects. All of this affects one of the largest capital investment programs in the country, while also looking ahead to the 2028 Olympics.

Moderator:

William Gorham, Vice President, Project Development and Partnering, Plenary Americas

Panelists:

Andrew Quinn, Senior Manager, Los Angeles Metro

David Chow P.E., AICP, US P3 & Mobility Director, IBI GROUP

Jarrett Cantrell, Business Development Manager - Public-Private Partnerships, Bechtel Civil Infrastructure

Tuyen Mai, Senior Managing Director, US Infrastructure Advisory, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC

12:30-12:55

Case Study: Flexing Mobility to Meet Service Demands of Today and Tomorrow

The onset of the pandemic significantly impacted transit operations and traditional mobility services. Seeing the impact that COVID-19 had on ridership and operators' health & wellness, TransLoc and Ford Mobility took it upon themselves to offer transit providers little to no cost planning & design services and mobility solutions. Listen to two California agencies who were able to modify and flex their service modes to meet their rider needs better, and how TransLoc and Ford Mobility are working with communities to continue to understand evolving service demand and how best to fit the right service model to the right place and right time.

Speakers:

Rebecca Schenck, Principal Planner, Special Projects, Napa Valley Transportation Authority

Richard Tree, Transit Manager, City of Porterville

Tyler Means, Manager of Solutions Engineering, TransLoc

12:55-1:30

Panel: Urban Revitalization in CA: Recovering from COVID-19 Through New Infrastructure Investment

Urban Revitalization refers to a set of initiatives aimed at reorganizing an existing city structure, particularly in neighborhoods in decline due to economic or social reasons. As our urban centers recover from the impacts of COVID-19, how can investment in infrastructure support the revitalization of our city centers? This panel will look at how federal, state, and local government agency investment in urban mobility and transit, social infrastructure and smart city solutions will play a vital part in the revitalization of our urban and city centers in the aftermath of COVID-19 and beyond.

Moderator:

Anna  Hermelin, Partner and Co-head of Projects, Americas, Ashurst

Panelists:

Alex Greenwood, Director, Economic & Community Development Department, City of South San Francisco

Bradley Calvert, AICP, Assistant Director of Community Development, City of Glendale

Dan Hodapp, AICP, PLA, LEED ap, bd+c, Urban Designer, Port of San Francisco

Erich Yost, Senior Management Analyst / HUD Opportunity Zone Leader, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

1:30-2:20

Panel: Project & Right-of-Way Acquisition Impacts on CA Infrastructure Market

Acquiring right-of-way for infrastructure and transportation projects involves complexities that should be evaluated early in the design and environmental   review process. It is critical to understand the timing and available options for right-of-way acquisition and the associated costs and risks, while examining project deadlines. Environmental impact studies, property surveys   and appraisals, and legal compliance requirements are just some of the topics public real estate professionals need to constantly evaluate. This conversation will look at the right-of-way and land acquisition issues  impacting key projects in California.

Moderator:

Richard Craemer, Director of Marketing, Aurigo Software Technologies

Panelists:

Beth Gillis Perrill MPA, Right of Way Section Manager, Alameda County Public Works Agency

Blandon Granger, SR/WA, Supervisor, Real Estate Services, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Jocker Alejandro, Right of Way Agent, Padre Dam Municipal Water District

Nathan Mott, Principal Right of Way Agent (SR/WA) - Appraisal Department, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Richard Harwell PLS, PMP, Chief Surveyor, FAA Certified sUAS Pilot, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Ryan Daugherty, MPA, Property Agent, City of Modesto Public Utilities

2:20-2:40

Case Study: Preparing for Sea-Level Rise: Moving Beyond Planning to Implementation

The City of Santa Barbara has adopted a sea-level rise adaptation plan and is now on the path toward implementing the plan, which includes 42 actions of high priority to start in the next five years to prepare for sea-level rise.  These predominantly include major infrastructure projects, such as moving sewer mains, raising the Harbor breakwater, and redesigning existing tide gates that prevent flooding of the lower area of downtown.  This presentation looks at the risks Santa Barbara faces and how the City is  structuring its implementation program to prepare the City for sea-level rise in phases.

Presenters:

Melissa Hetrick, Project Planner, City of Santa Barbara Community Development

Sara Iza, Senior Planner, City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department

2:40-3:30

Panel: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Sustainable Infrastructure

Changes in the variability and magnitude of temperature, precipitation, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events can affect transportation, water and energy infrastructure. Extreme heat and drought increase peak energy demand, posing challenges for solar power grid penetration and grid reliability.  Wildfires have become larger and more   frequent.  Severe rain and high tides can cause temporary or permanent flooding of roads, bridges, and ports and erosion of coastal communities and critical rail lines. Damage to structures or increased wear and tear can lead to higher maintenance costs due to damage mitigation and increased capital   expenses to harden facilities against climate risks. Even digital services can be disrupted by weather events. This panel will look at ways in which climate related issues impact infrastructure, energy and transportation   decisions and create both opportunities and challenges for new investment.

Moderator:

Allan Marks, Global Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance, Milbank LLP

Panelists:

Greg Spotts, Assistant Director and Chief Sustainability Officer,   Bureau of Street Services, City of Los Angeles

Margaret Cederoth, Director of Planning and Sustainability, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Ramses Madou, Division Manager, Planning, Policy, and Sustainability,  Department of Transportation, City of San Jose

Silvia Pac Yurrita, Climate Change Analyst,  San Francisco Dept of the Environment

Tamara Kohne, Project Lead, Climate Tech Finance, Technology Implementation Office, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Vijay Kesavan, Priority Conservation Area Program Manager, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

3:30-4:10

The State of California Airport Expansion & Capital Improvement Programs

Maintaining and enhancing airport infrastructure is critical; it is one of the greatest challenges that airport owners and operators face. Capital expenditure is usually the first casualty of any downtown. In the current climate it might   be expected that infrastructure plans might be revised or even cancelled altogether. In some cases that is happening, but so far in the world’s top 50 airports by passenger numbers most of them are non-committal about such   action, or at least they are not talking about it. In this panel, panelists   will look the current state of pre-Covid expansion and capital improvement   programs and examine what the future may look like.

Moderator:

Geoffrey Ax, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, DBIA, Aviation Practice Leader, Principal, Populous

Panelists:

Judi Mosqueda, Director of Project Management, Planning, Design & Construction, San Francisco International Airport

Kevin Meikle, Director of Aviation, City of Fresno

Rayvon Williams, CM, CAE, Director, Watsonville Municipal Airport

4:10-4:50

Panel: Balancing Carbon Neutral Generation and Aging  Infrastructure Improvements

The transition from fossil fuel energy generation to new renewable energy can directly reduce atmospheric carbon emissions. Purchasing 100% truly new  renewable electricity is one of the most efficient ways to reduce the carbon footprint of an organization with regarding the need for stationary energy.  However, coupling a transition from fossil fuel to carbon neutral with the costs of new infrastructure will be challenging. This panel will feature utilities in a discussion on how to balance carbon neutral generation with need for necessary infrastructure improvements.

Moderator:

Dave Bullard, Senior Director, Product &  Industry Strategy, Oracle

Panelists:

Christine King, Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear, Idaho National Laboratory

Timothy Mahoney, Public Affairs Manager, SoCalGas

John Galloway, ENV SP, Carbon Neutral Airport Program Manager | Environmental Policy & Sustainability, San Francisco International Airport

Emil Abdelshehid, Power System Information and Advanced Technology, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

4:50-5:30

Presentation: Designing for Sea Level Rise: Developing along our Disappearing Bay Area Coastline

As climate scientists warn that rising temperatures will result in rising sea levels, new design measures are needed to mitigate for building along California’s beautiful and compromised waterfront. With projected ocean levels rising 5.5 feet over the next 80 years, current designers of Bay Area developments are creatively expanding their toolbox for the changing world. Projects like Mission Rock in the Port of San Francisco are proactively selecting materials that ensure long-term resiliency. Presenters will discuss how material selection will reduce future concerns by addressing current projections.

Moderator:

Tom Tietz, Executive Director, California Nevada Cement Association

Panelists:

Allison Brooks, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC)

Peter Brady, Project Engineer, Langan

Shirley Qian, Senior Planner, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

Steve Minden, Sr. Director, Design and Construction, Tishman Speyer

5:30

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