2007 TIC Conference, Austin

2007 TIC Conference, Austin

 

The 2007 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference was held June 10 - 12 in Austin, TX.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

 

Sunday, June 10

 

Austin Orientation and Local Presentation

  • Fred Gilliam, President & CEO Capital Metro, Austin, TX
  • Matt Curtis, Assistant Director, Business & Community Development,Capital Metro, Austin, TX

 

Train Ride and Reception

 

Monday, June 11

 

Welcome Keynote: Lessons from Election 2005 and 2006

  • Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association & CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
  • The Hon. Betty Dunkerley, Mayor Pro Tem, Austin City Council, Austin,TX
  • Lane Beattie, President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Marketing and Media Strategies That Work

Moderator: Cliff Henke, Senior Analyst, BRT & Streetcars, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Arcadia, CA, 
Speakers:

  • David Schwartz, Executive Director, Friends of Transit, Phoenix, AZ
  • Bob Henrie, Principal, R&R Partners, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Rick L’Amie, Vice President of Marketing, Capital Metro, Austin, TX

 

Winning Campaigns and Effective Coalitions

  • Brittany Doten, Marketing Manager, Veolia Transportation, Columbia, SC
  • Mark McLaren, Vice President, HDR Engineering, Inc. , Phoenix, AZ
  • Dana Wiemiller, Community Transportation Coordinator, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, CA
  • Richard Hannasch, Director of Fiscal & Support Services, North County Transit District, Oceanside, CA

 

Luncheon Keynote: The Future of Transportation Finance and the Role of Ballot Box Funding

  • Fred Gilliam, President, Capital Metro, Austin, TX
  • William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

 

Campaign Essentials: Building the Transit Vote Coalition

Moderator: Anne Canby, Executive Director, Surface Transportation Policy Partnership and CFTE Advisory Board Member, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Laurie Moskowitz, Partner, Fieldworks, Washington, DC
  • Alan Wulkan, Founder & Managing Partner, InfraConsult, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Lyndon Henry, Data Analyst, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, TX

 

Campaign Essentials: Polling, Focus Groups, Direct Mail and Web 2.0

Moderator: Glen Gadbois, Director, Alliance for Public Transportation, Austin, TX
Speakers:

  • Oliver Griswold, Communications and Outreach Director, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC), Washington, DC
  • Lynda Rife, President, Rifeline, Austin, TX
  • Stephanie Vance, Principal, Advocacy Associates LLC and CFTE Advisor, Washington, DC

 

Is it Time for a Vote? – Assessing Your Community and the Political Environment

Moderator: Jeff Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; Chair, New Starts Working Group; CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Bill Lhota, President/CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), Columbus, OH
  • Andrew Schmid, Government and Community Relations, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Amanda Wilson, North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Arlington, TX

 

Capital Funds vs. Operating Expenses: Trends and Strategies

Moderator: Jason Jordan, Program Director, CFTE, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Sam Black, Senior Counsel, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Kalczuk, External Relations Manager, The Rapid, Grand Rapids, MI

 

Tuesday, June 12

 

Countering the Critics

Moderator: Cliff Henke, Senior Analyst, BRT & Streetcars, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Arcadia, CA
Speakers:

  • Peter J. Haas, Ph.D., Education Director , Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, CA
  • David Goldberg, Communications Director, Smart Growth America, Washington, DC

 

Drafting Successful Ballot Measures

Moderator: Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association and CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Andrea Packer, Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Salt Lake City, UT
  • Gary Hayes, Executive Director, Pima Association of Governments/Regional Transportation Authority, Tucson, AZ

 

Building Your Campaign

Moderator: Anne Canby, Executive Director, Surface Transportation Policy Partnership and CFTE Advisory Board Member, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Pat Strong, Strong Strategies Consulting, Houston, TX
  • Tom Shrout, Executive Director, Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Louis, MO

 

High Budget and Statewide Campaigns

Moderator: Jeff Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; Chair, New Starts Working Group; CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Margaret Donahoe, Legislative Advocate, Minnesota Public Transit Association, St. Paul, MN
  • Dave Simpson, Manager of Local Government Relations, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange, CA

 

Low Budget Campaigns

Moderator: Ben Herr, Executive Director, Texas Transit Association, Austin, TX
Speakers:

  • Charles Emery, Chairman, Denton County Transportation Authority, Lewisville, TX
  • Brittany Doten, Marketing Manager, Veolia Transportation, Columbia, SC