Rail~Volution 2016

October 9, 2016 - October 12, 2016
Hyatt Regency
San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, CA
United States

HDR Speakers

Let's get moving! We can't wait to discuss how transit can benefit communities for decades to come at this year's Rail~Volution conference! Our experts will be participating in presentations, networking events and walking tours that you won't want to miss. We hope you'll also have a chance to stop by our reception on Monday, October 10 at The Devil's Acre from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.! We are a proud sponsor of this year's conference.

Monday, October 10

Creative Placemaking in Urban Spaces
12 - 1 p.m.
Presenters:

  • Janet R. Gonzalez, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C, STP, Director of Sustainable Transportation, HDR, Chicago, Illinois
  • Jenna Nichols, PE, LEED AP, CNU-A, LCI, Senior Engineer, Charlotte Area Transit System, North Carolina

Making Public Spaces: Art, Transit and Placemaking
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Presenters:

  • Janet R. Gonzalez, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C, STP, Director of Sustainable Transportation, HDR, Chicago, Illinois
  • Tony Pickett, LEED, Vice President – Master Site Development, Urban Land Conservancy, Denver, Colorado
  • Heidi Zeller, Manager, Creative Services, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO), Los Angeles, California

Mentorship "Speed Dating" Networking Event
4 - 5 p.m.
Facilitators:

  • Janet R. Gonzalez, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C, STP, Director of Sustainable Transportation, HDR, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Steve Granson, Transit Project Manager, HDR, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, October 11

Transit Funding: Winning Support at the Local Level
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Presenters:

  • Amy Gilleran, Regional Director, HDR, San Francisco, California
  • Jason Jordan, Executive Director, Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
  • Dow Constantine, Executive, King County, Seattle, Washington
  • Nuria Fernandez, General Manager, Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), San Jose, California

New Rail~Volutionaries Walking Tour: Affordable Housing and TOD
12 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Steve Granson, Transit Project Manager, HDR, Chicago, Illinois
  • Adelee Le Grand, AICP, Vice President of Transit Planning and Chief Strategy Officer, Transdev North America, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Paul Peninger, Director, Sustainable Economics, Americas, AECOM, San Francisco, California

Data: It's How You Get There
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Moderator: Thomas Waldron, Senior Vice President and Global Transit Market Sector Director, HDR, New York, New York

Working Together: Anchor Institutions and Transit
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Moderator: Terry Gruver, Vice President, HDR, Phoenix, Arizona

Event Website

For more information and registration, visit railvolution.org.