Using Technology to Improve Transportation: All Electronic Tolling and Beyond

May 7, 2013

Tuesday, May 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1st floor function room, Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston

Underinvestment has put pressure on transportation providers to improve service. Fiscal pressures have limited the resources available to make those improvements. Technology offers the opportunity to leverage smaller investments by improving customer services, enhancing operating efficiencies, and increasing revenue. This conference will explore the potential of new technologies to make transportation work more efficiently, faster, and safer.

Keynote Address: Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Rich Davey
Panel 1: Improving the Customer Experience with Technology
David St. Amant, President, Econolite, Incoming Chair of ITS America (moderator)
Kirk Steudle, Michigan Secretary of Transportation
Jon Davis, Chief Financial Officer, MBTA
Mary Jane O’Meara, Associate Vice President, HNTB
Panel 2: Perils, Pitfalls, and Payoffs from All Electronic Tolling
George Campbell, Senior Managing Director, Lexden Capital; Associate, VHB (moderator)
Pat Jones, Executive Director, IBTTA
Mike Heiligenstein, Executive Director of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
Butch Eley, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Corporation of America

Cosponsored by the Center for Strategic Studies (Northeastern University D'Amore-Kim School of Business), the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service (Suffolk University Law School) and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston (Harvard Kennedy School).