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25th Annual Envisioning California Conference

Center for California Studies, Sacramento State

Friday, October 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

25th Annual Envisioning California Conference

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25th Annual Envisioning California Conference

Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California

Friday, October 3, 2014

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento

With over 800 miles of coastline and 160,000 square miles of land, California faces enormous challenges to move its people and transport its goods. Responding to those challenges has involved a transcontinental rail line through the Sierras, a bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the storied Pacific Coast Highway, and some of the world's busiest ports, among other innovations. Today, California's transportation infrastructure is beset by age and obsolescence. The state's transportation planners are confronted with critical environmental and security issues that were not envisioned in earlier decades. Policies for addressing those issues will have a profound impact on the quality and nature of California's communities, and affect the work and leisure opportunities for its people. This conference will examine the challenges facing California's transportation system, and will explore policy options and their associated trade-offs for future innovations.

Schedule of Events

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.Coffee, Registration and Welcome

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.:                    

Panel 1 - Paved with Good Intentions: California’s Transportation Infrastructure in the 21st Century

Panel 2 - Trains, Planes, and (smarter) Automobiles: Transportation Policy for California’s Future

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.:  Buffet Lunch catered by Amador County chef, Beth Sogaard; 20th Annual California Journalism Awards; and Keynote Address by Jeffrey L. Spencer,  who leads the Intelligent Transportation Systems project for the Federal Transit Administration

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.:                    

Panel 3 - Transportation and the Environment: Reducing California’s Carbon Footprint

Panel 4 - Transportation and California’s Communities

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.:  Afternoon Plenary - The Car: California’s Love Affair, Past & Future

3:45-4:30 p.m.: Reception

Confirmed Panelists


  • Brian Annis, Undersecretary, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)
  • Ashwini Chhabra, Head of Policy Development and Community Engagement, Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm (formerly the Transportation and Land Use Coalition)
  • Kelly Garman, Director of Government Affairs, American Council of Engineering Companies – California
  • Jeff Hobson, Deputy Director, TransForm
  • Allison Joe, Deputy Director at California Strategic Growth Council, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Brian P. Kelly, Secretary of the new California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)
  • Will Kempton, Executive Director, Transportation CA
  • Jim McKinney, Program Manager, Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, California Energy Commission
  • Genevieve Morelos, Assembly Budget Committee
  • Jessica Peters, Transportation Analyst, Legislative Analyst’s Office
  • Susan Riggs, Deputy Secretary for Housing Policy; Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH)
  • Jon Rosner, Automotive Journalist and Co-Founder, Future Cars - Future Technologies
  • Steve Sanders, Program Director, Sustainability Program, Institute for Local Government
  • Gian-Claudia Sciara, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Urban Land Use and Transportation Center, UC Davis
  • Kevan Shafizadeh, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, Sacramento State
  • Steven Shladover, Research Engineer, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, UC Berkeley
  • Jeffrey L. Spencer, Team Leader, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Federal Transit Administration
  • Daniel Sperling, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies and Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
  • Kate White, Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)
  • Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA



 24th Annual Conference Lunch in Galleria

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When & Where

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Friday, October 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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