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Monday, September 18: Policy Forum
Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St. N
CUTA will be hosting a public, free to attend Policy Forum on September 18, 2017 at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa (101 Lyon St.)
Time: 8:15 a.m. (Penthouse Level of the Delta Hotel)
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Time: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
BRENT TODERIAN, city planner, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS & former Vancouver chief planner
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Policy Session 1: Private Money, Public Transit
Time: 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Speakers will discuss best practices and common mistakes when it comes to private investment in transit infrastructure from a national perspective.
Bruce McCuaig, Executive Advisor at the Canada Infrastructure Bank, Privy Council Office;
Sharon Greene, Sr. Vice President, Finance Market Sector Director, HDR;
Steve Naylor, Director, Strategic Business Planning & Development, Metrolinx (GO Transit, UP Express, PRESTO)
Alain Mercier, General Manager, Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC)
Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Senator Dennis Dawson, Chair of the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications
Time: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Policy Session 2: The social impact of transit investment
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Panelists will look at the on-the-ground impact of transit on Canadian communities.
Sharon Doyle, Manager of Mobility Plus at York Region;
Jeff Morrison, Executive Director of the Canada Housing and Renewal Association;
Anders Swanson, Chair of Canada Bikes;
Geoff Noxon, Noxon Associates
Policy Session 3: Autonomous transit – what comes next?
Time: 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
This session will discuss the implications of evolving autonomous vehicle technology for transit systems and all levels of government.
Dr. Denis Gingras, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke;
Dominique Lemay, CEO, Transdev Canada Inc.;
Andreas Mai, Executive Vice President Market Development & Innovation
Keolis North America
Sarah Wells, Executive Director, Transportation Association of Canada
Time: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Policy Session 4: Modernizing the transit industry’s approach to data
Time: 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Given technological change and increasing federal investment in transit, this session will explore changes to how the industry collects its data.
Larry McKeown, Chief of Research, Energy and Transport, Statistics Canada;
Sophie Le Blanc, Business Development Manager at Transit App;
Wendy Reuter, Vice President of the Canadian Urban Transit Association;
Tim Luey, Manager of Finance and Administration, St. Catharines Transit Commission
CUTA Members Dinner & Briefing Session
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Pinnacle Room, Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street N
To prepare those attending Tuesday’s Hill Day on key messages and strategic plan for meetings with MPs/Ministers. Delegate packages & MP kits will be distributed at this time.
Tuesday, September 19: Hill Day
Collect Delegate Packages
Time: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Morning meetings on the Hill
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch at Parliamentary Restaurant (requested)
Time: 11:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Afternoon meetings on the Hill
Time: 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Official Transit Awareness Days Reception
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM