Hilton Austin, Texas

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

3:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m Opening Reception
Honorable Kirk Watson
, Texas Senate  
7:30 p.m. Registration and Reception Conclude
Thursday, July 19, 2007
7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Opening Session Video (wmv 161.5 mb) Audio (mp3 120.8 mb)
Alan E. Pisarski,
Author, Commuting in America series Video (wmv 107.4 mb) presentation (3.1 mg)
10:15 a.m.

General Session – Lessons from the Front Lines Video (wmv 169.4 mb)
Hope Andrade
, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission
David Allex
, Chair, Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority
Mike Heiligenstein, Executive Director, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
Michael Morris, Executive Director, North Central Texas Council of Government
Michael Reeves, President, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition
Dr. William E. Thornton, Chair, Alamo Regional Mobility Authority

12:00 p.m.

Road Hand Awards Luncheon Video (wmv 34.4 mb)
David Laney, Chairman of the Board, Amtrak

2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session I: Legislative Update: Austin and Washington, DC Audio (mp3 70.9 mb)
Lawrence Olsen
, Executive Vice President, Texas Good Roads Transportation Association
JC Sandberg
, Counsel/Senior Public Policy Advisor, Baker Donelson presentation (84 kb)
Senator John Carona, Chair, Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, Texas Senate
Representative Larry Phillips, Vice Chair, Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives

Session II: Freight - Trucks, Ports, Rail and Air Audio (mp3 99.5 mb)
John Esparza
, President, Texas Motor Transportation Association
Nathan Asplund,
General Director, Public Private Partnerships, BNSF presentation (960 kb)
Tom Kornegay, Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
Jose Flores, Director, Laredo International Airport presentation (3.4 mg)

Session III: Major Construction Contract Models Audio (mp3 81.6 mb)
Amadeo Saenz Jr., Assistant Executive Director, Engineering Operations, TxDOT presentation (13.9 mg)
Doug Pitcock Jr., President/Chair/CEO, Williams Brothers Construction Co. (I-10 – Katy Freeway) presentation (9.6 mg)
Doug Fuller, Project Manager, Lone Star Infrustructure (SH 130, Segments 1-4) presentation (5.3 mg)
Diego Marin, CEO, SH 130 Concession Company LLC (SH 130, Segments 5&6) presentation (1.7 mg)

6:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner
Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas Video (wmv 43.9 mb)
Friday, July 20, 2007
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session IV: Federal Programs: Building the Future Audio (mp3 78.1 mb)
Steve Simmons, Deputy Executive Director, TxDOT
Mitch Rapaport, Partner, Nixon Peabody presentation (984 kb)
Jack Schenendorf, Commissioner, National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission presenation 132 kb)
James Ray, General Counsel, Federal Highway Administration

Session V: The Cost of Congestion Audio (mp3 57.9 mb)
David Casteel, San Antonio District Engineer, TxDOT
Kathleen Hartnett White, Chair, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Jan Brown, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration presentation (712 kb)
Bill Hammond, President & CEO, Texas Association of Business

Session VI: Groundbreaking Financial Tools Audio (mp3 75.89 mb)
James Bass, Director, Finance Division, TxDOT
Greg Carey, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs and Company presentation (1.5 mg)
Dana Levenson, Managing Director, Royal Bank of Scotland presentation (324 kb)
Jennie Taraborelli, Partner, Pate Transportation Partners

10:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session VII: The Road to Economic Prosperity Audio (mp3 63.3 mb)
Aaron Demerson, Executive Director, Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Division
Ron Hagquist, Researcher, Government and Business Enterprises Division, TxDOT presentation (1.8 mg)
Tracye McDaniel, Executive VP & COO, Greater Houston Partnership

Session VIII: Commuter Rail Audio (mp3 84.4 mb)
Sid Covington, Chair, Austin-San Antonio Intermunicipal Commuter Rail District presentation (1.5 mg)
Eugene Skoropowski, Executive Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, California presentation (2.7 mg)
Chris Blewett, Director of Transportation & Planning Services, New Mexico Rail Runner Express presentation (3.1 mg)
Lonnie Blaydes, Consultant, Lonnie Blaydes Consulting presentation (2.9 mg)

Session IX: Trans-Texas Corridor Audio (mp3 60.9 mb)
Judy Hawley, Chair, Trans-Texas Corridor Advisory Committee Speakers:
Ed Pensock, Director, Corridor Systems, Texas Turnpike Authority, TxDOT presentation (10.3 mg)
Judge John Thompson, Chair, Alliance for I-69 Texas
Geoff Yarema, Partner, Nossaman presentation (148 kb)

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Address
General Barry McCaffrey, Board of Directors, HNTB Engineering Video (wmv 48.3 mb)

View last year's agenda here.