2009 TIC Conference, Salt Lake City

2009 TIC Conference, Salt Lake City

 

The 2009 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference was held in Salt Lake City, Utah from May 31 – June 2 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel.

Transportation ballot measures have enjoyed broad public support in recent election cycles. Today’s campaigns face unique challenges to continue this record of success. Economic and energy issues are vital concerns to voters. This year’s conference addressed both the long-term trends and short-term issues affecting proponents of transportation investment.

The global recession is affecting transportation in critical ways. Transportation agencies are facing declining revenues from existing sources while continuing to see rising ridership and increased operating costs. We have also seen the rise of Green—buildings, cars, lifestyles—and a renewed emphasis on energy conservation and environmental awareness. The issue now is highlighting the linkages between transit investment and building a sustainable future while facing economic challenges.

Salt Lake City was chosen as the site for this year’s TIC conference due to its recent, and many, triumphs at the ballot box. The Utah Transit Authority, and the region at large, has become a national model for new investment while achieving broad public support. This year’s conference looked at the secrets of success in places like Salt Lake City, and how communities around the country can parlay those lessons into winning ballot measure campaigns. 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Download the complete program for TIC 2009.

 

Monday, June 1

Welcome To Salt Lake City (Audio)

  • Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association & CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
  • The Hon. Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Secrets To Success In Salt Lake City (Audio)

  • Natalie Gochnour, Chief Operating Officer, Salt Lake Chamber, Salt Lake City, UT
  • John Inglish, General Manager, Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Salt Lake City, UT

 

Turning Values Into Votes Through Regional Visioning (Audio)

  • Robert J. Grow, Grow & Bruening, P.C., Founding Chair Emeritus, Envision Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Election 2008: Winning Campaigns & Effective Coalitions (Audio)

  • Jeff Meilbeck, General Manger, The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority(NAIPTA), Flagstaff, AZ
  • Andrew Schmid, Government and Community Relations, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

 

Marketing & Media Strategies That Work (Audio)

  • Brian Rasmussen, Director of Business Development, R&R Partners, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Alan Wulkan, Founder & Managing Partner, InfraConsult, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Making The Case For Transit In Today’s Economy (Audio)

 

Campaign Tactics: Beating The Critics (Audio)

  • Peter J. Haas, Ph.D., Education Director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, CA
  • Paul N. Bay, PE., Transportation Consultant, Redmond, WA
  • Thomas Costello, Assistant Managing Director, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District & APTA Executive Commitee, Urbana, IL

 

Campaign Tactics: Using New Technologies In Your Campaign (Audio)

  • Mantill Williams, Director of Communications,American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • Jeffrey Wood, Program Associate, Reconnecting America, Oakland, CA
  • Dan Kully, Managing Partner, Laguens Kully Klose, Seattle, WA and Washington, DC

 

The Big Picture—Economic Trends, The Recession & Your Ballot Measure (Audio)

  • Barry Barnes, Partner, TBWB Strategies, San Francisco, CA
  • Dave Metz, Senior Vice President, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates, Oakland, CA
  • Dan Kully, Managing Partner, Laguens Kully Klose, Seattle, WA and Washington, DC

 

Tuesday, June 2

 

Building The Transit Vote Coalition (Audio)

  • J. Barry Barker, Executive Director, Transit Authority of River City (TARC) & APTA Executive Committee, Louisville, KY
  • Marnie O’Brien Primmer, Executive Director, Mobility 21, Los Angeles, CA
  • LaVarr Webb, Partner and Founder, The Exoro Group, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Pitching Your Ballot Measure In Tough Economic Times (Audio)

  • Stephen G. Bland, Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jeffrey A. Parker, President, Jeffrey A. Parker & Associates, Inc. Chilmark, MA
  • Tom Skancke, President, The Skancke Company, Las Vegas, NV

 

New Challenges: Going To The Ballot For Operation Assistance (Audio)

  • Chris Coursey, Manager of Community & Government Relations, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), Sonoma, CA
  • Kevin Wisselink, Business Transportation and Public Service Coordinator, The Rapid, Grand Rapids, MI

 

How Green Is Your Ballot Measure?
Key Components To A Green Transportation Measure
(Audio)

  • Reid Ewing, Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah, Fellow, Urban Land Institute, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Rich McClintock, Colorado Policy Director, Sonoran Institute, Denver, CO

 

Strategies For Effective Campaign Management &
Engaging The Business Community
(Audio)

  • Lewis Granofsky, Vice President, FieldWorks, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Henry, Manager of the Real Estate Sector, Natural Resources Defense Council, Chicago, IL

 

Closing Luncheon: Campaign Experts Roundtable (Audio)

  • Mike Allegra, Assistant General Manager and Chief Capital Development Officer, Utah Transit Authority, (UTA), Salt Lake City, UT
  • Brian Rasmussen, Director of Business Development, R&R Partners, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Barry Barnes, Partner, TBWB Strategies, San Francisco, CA
  • J. Barry Barker, Executive Director, Transit Authority of River City (TARC) & APTA Executive Committee, Louisville, KY

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2009 Sponsors

APTA Business Members
New Starts Working Group