Eighth Annual Texas Transportation Forum

Program

Videos of Forum presentations and speaker PowerPoint presentations have been added below.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Affiliate Meetings
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration – Lobby – 4th Floor
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception - Governor’s Ballroom- 4th Floor

Monday, February 18, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration – Lobby – 4th Floor
8:00 a.m. Opening Session Breakfast- Austin Grand Ballroom - 6th Floor: Today's TxDOT
Video (large file, please allow time to download)

Safety Briefing: John Barton, Deputy Executive Director, TxDOT

Welcome: The Honorable Gerald Daugherty, Commissioner, Travis County

Introduction: Ted Houghton, Chairman, Texas Transportation Commission

Keynote Address: Phil Wilson, Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation

9:30 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. General Session I - Governor’s Ballroom - 4th Floor: Texas and the Panama Canal
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Introduction: William Meadows, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission

Speaker: Silvia Marucci, Senior Specialist - Liquid Bulk Segment, Panama Canal Authority
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Moderator: The Honorable Ed Emmett, County Judge, Harris County

Panelists:
The Honorable Christi Craddick, Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas
Colonel Christopher W. Sallese, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- Galveston District
John LaRue, Executive Director, Port of Corpus Christi
Herman Deutsch, Maritime Division Director, Texas Department of Transportation

11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.       Luncheon - Austin Grand Ballroom - 6th Floor: Keynote Address
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Introduction: Jeff Austin, III, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission

Keynote Address: William Thompson, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC

1:00 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. General Session II - Governor’s Ballroom- 4th Floor: The Future - Texas and Transportation
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Introduction and Moderator: William Meadows, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission

Co-Moderator: The Honorable Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Congressman, United States House of Representatives

Panelists:
Glen Hiemstra, Founder and Owner, Futurist.com
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Michael E. Cline, Ph.D., Associate Director, Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University
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2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. General Session III - Governor’s Ballroom- 4th Floor: Supporting Texas' Energy Opportunity
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Introduction: Fred Underwood, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission

Moderator: John Barton, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation

Panelists:
The Honorable Glenn Hegar, Jr., State Senator, Texas Senate
The Honorable Daryl Fowler, County Judge, Dewitt County
Adam Haynes, Director of Government Relations, Chesapeake Energy
John Esparza, President & CEO, Texas Motor Transportation Association

3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. General Session IV - Governor’s Ballroom - 4th Floor: State Affairs
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Introduction: Ted Houghton, Chairman, Texas Transportation Commission

Moderator: Rodger Jones, Editorial Writer, Dallas Morning News

Panelists:  
The Honorable Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, State Senator, Texas Senate
The Honorable Kevin Eltife, State Senator, Texas Senate
The Honorable Larry Phillips, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives
The Honorable Larry Gonzales, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives

5:00 p.m. Break
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Evening Reception - Austin Grand Ballroom- 6th Floor

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Registration – Lobby – 4th Floor
7:30 a.m.         Breakfast - Austin Grand Ballroom- 6th Floor: Road Hand Award Ceremony

Welcome: Lawrence Olsen, Executive Vice President, Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association

Introduction: Ted Houghton, Chairman, Texas Transportation Commission
                                                     
Keynote Address: The Honorable Robert Nichols, State Senator; Chairman, Texas Senate Committee on Transportation
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Master of Ceremonies: John Barton, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
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8:30 a.m. Break
8:45 a.m. General Session V - Governor’s Ballroom - 4th Floor: How Technology Is Reshaping Your Transportation Options
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Introduction: Scott Haywood, Chief of Staff, Texas Department of Transportation

Moderator: Scott Belcher, President & CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)
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Panelists:
Anthony Levandowski, Product Manager, Google
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Wesley R. Smith, CEO, Wireless Advance Vehicle Electrification (WAVE)
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Brian Heath, President & CEO, Drivewyze
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C. Michael Walton, Ph.D., Professor; Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
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10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.       General Session VI - Governor’s Ballroom - 4th Floor: The Road to Prosperity
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Introduction: Jeff Moseley, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission

Speaker: Harvey Rosenblum, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. General Session VII - Governor’s Ballroom - 4th Floor: Federal Transportation Issues in 2013
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Introduction: Jeff Austin, III, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission

Panelist:
The Honorable Henry Cuellar, Congressman, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Blake Farenthold, Congressman, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Roger Williams, Congressman, United States House of Representatives

Closing Remarks: Phil Wilson, Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
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12:30 p.m. Forum Concludes