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Wednesday, November 20 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Opening Roundtable: How are Transportation Agencies Adapting their Communication to a Changing Landscape?

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Technology and innovations are evolving at a pace never seen before in the history of the road and transport sector. From innovations in materials, such as self-healing concrete and rubberized asphalt, to advances in construction equipment automation, and of course, the dawn of the connected and automated vehicle, we are on a verge of a new era. With such remarkable developments, road agencies are increasingly challenged to adjust their business models and investment strategies. Hear from leading public figures on taking up this challenge during the conference's opening plenary session.  

Moderator
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Shelley Row, P.E., CSP

Leadership Speaker, Shelley Row Associates

Speakers
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Shailen Bhatt

President & CEO, ITS America
Shailen P. Bhatt is President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America),As its chief executive, Bhatt promotes policies that advance the development and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies throughout the United States. He has testified... Read More →
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David Swallow

Deputy CEO, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
David Swallow is a civil engineer with over 25 years of transportation-related experience and has been with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) since January 2001. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer, David oversees the RTC’s planning, engineering, and... Read More →
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Tracy Larkin

Deputy Director, Nevada DOT
Tracy Larkin-Thomason is NDOT deputy director for southern Nevada, with statewide responsibilities for NDOT's three engineering districts and the civil rights program with a focus on coordination of NDOT southern Nevada activities.Ms. Larkin-Thomason has more than 25 years of transportation... Read More →
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Randell Iwasaki

Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Mr. Randell Iwasaki has been an Executive Director at Contra Costa Transportation Authority since 2010. Mr. Iwasaki served as Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) from November 2004 to August 2009. A Licensed Civil Engineer, Mr. Iwasaki has... Read More →
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Paul C. Ajegba

Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
Paul C. Ajegba has 28 years of experience with the Michigan Department of Transportation and was appointed as director on Jan. 1, 2019.  He previously served for three months as Metro Region engineer and before that as University Region engineer.  During his seven years in the University... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am AKST
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