2011 Fall Policy Conference

The San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies Fall Policy Conference was held on October 11-13, 2011 in Bass Lake, California. The staff of the Madera County Transportation Commission would like to thank everyone who joined us for this year's conference. Special thanks to all of our speakers and sponsoring organizations, without whom this event would not have been possible.

Copies of the conference program and presentations are linked below. For more information on the San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies, please visit sjvcogs.org.

PowerPoint Presentations

Day One - October 12

Session I: High Speed Rail

Jeff Abercrombie, California High Speed Rail Authority

Session III: San Joaquin Valley Travel Demand Model Applications
San Joaquin Valley Model Improvement Plan - Mike Bitner, Fresno COG
SJV Models: What Needs Improvement? - Mike Aronson, Dowling Associates
Future of Valley Modeling - Mike Wallace, Fehr & Peers
Better Models = Better Results - Richard Lee, Fehr & Peers

Session IV: Goods Movement/Federal Reauthorization
Enhancing Transportation Infrastructure in the Central Valley and Beyond - Liisa Stark, Union Pacific Railroad
SJV Interregional Goods Movement Plan - Michael Sigala, Sigala Inc.

Day Two - October 13

Session V: Smart Growth
Smart Growth in Small Communities - Chris Ganson, OPR
Susan DeCarli, City of Paso Robles
Balancing Farmland and Open Spaces with Rural Economic Development - Richard Brassfield, USDA

Session VI: Sustainable Communities Strategy Development
Carolina Gregor, SANDAG
Steve Devencenzi, SLOCOG
Has SB 375 Dramatically Changed California? - Garth Hopkins, Caltrans Planning
Review of GHG Reductions from MPO Sustainable Communities Strategy Plans - Lezlie Kimura Szeto, CARB

Blueprint Awards Presentation Video