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Opening Session Michael Brehens Video (wmv 161.5 mb)

Opening Session Keynote Address: Alan E. Pisarski, Author, Commuting in America Series Video (wmv 107.4 mb)

General Session - Lessons from the Front Lines Video (wmv 169.4 mb)

Road Hand Awards Luncheon Keynote Address: David M. Laney, Chairman of the Board, Amtrak Video (wmv 34.4 mb)

Reception and Dinner Keynote Address: Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas Video (wmv 43.9 mb)

Closing Luncheon and Keynote Address: General Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army (Retired) Video (wmv 48.3 mb)

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 presenation (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 presenation (960 kb)
Tom Kornegay, Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
Jose Flores, Director, Laredo International Airport presenation (3.4 mg)

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

Session IV: Federal Programs: Building the Future Audio (mp3 78.1 mb)
Steve Simmons, Deputy Executive Director, TxDOT
Mitch Rapaport, Partner, Nixon Peabody presenation (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 presenation (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 presenation (1.5 mg)
Dana Levenson, Managing Director, Royal Bank of Scotland presenation (324 kb)
Jennie Taraborelli, Partner, Pate Transportation Partners

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 presenation (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 presenation (1.5 mg)
Eugene Skoropowski, Executive Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, California presenation (2.7 mg)
Chris Blewett, Director of Transportation & Planning Services, New Mexico Rail Runner Express presenation (3.1 mg)
Lonnie Blaydes, Consultant, Lonnie Blaydes Consulting presenation (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 presenation (10.3 mg)
Judge John Thompson, Chair, Alliance for I-69 Texas
Geoff Yarema, Partner, Nossaman presenation (148 kb)


TxDOT has a Plan: Stragetic Plan 2007-2011
TxDOT: Open for Business
Comprehensive Development Agreements
Regional Mobility Authorities
Pass-through Financing
Toll Feasibility