EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

NETWORKING EVENTS

Saturday, June 22nd Networking Activities

MiteY Race (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) :

A fundraiser for the Richard T. Romer Student Endowment Fund, this action-packed foot race will challenge teams to decipher clues and solve fun challenges to complete a course around Monterey. Rules and registration are at www.westernite.org/endowment-fund/mitey-race-2019/.

Sunday, June 23rd Networking Activities

Get Acquainted Social (5 – 7:30 PM):

Welcome reception in the Vendor Hall. This event will include a cash bar and complimentary appetizers. A perfect opportunity to get to know many of the ITE leaders and reconnect with old friends. Welcome remarks will be made and raffle prizes will be given away.

Monday, June 24th Networking Activities

Opening Session and Keynote Address (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM):

A special welcome from your LAC Co-Chairs, Local Dignitaries, and a presentation by our Keynote Speaker, Ms. Therese W. McMillan.

Credit: MTC

Ms. McMillan is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and top executive for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). She recently returned to the MTC, having worked on staff at the MTC for 25 years, eight of which as MTC’s Deputy Executive Director for Policy. In 2009, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, and later as Acting Administrator from March 2014 to March 2016. She made her way to Southern California in April 2016, serving as Chief Planning Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) until February of this year.

In the final five years of her original tenure at the MTC, Ms. McMillan was also an instructor of transportation funding and finance in the Transportation Management Graduate program at San Jose State University’s Mineta Transportation Institute. Ms. McMillan has served since 2012 as a member of the Advisory Board for the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, and was named a senior fellow for the 2011-12 academic year at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She received an Alumni Award of Distinction from the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies in 2016; a ‘Women Moving the Nation’ award from the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials in 2013; and a Distinguished Alumna Award from the U.C. Berkeley College of Environmental Design in 2011. Ms. McMillan has long been active in the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) and served as president of the San Francisco Chapter in 1989 and 1990. She was named WTS National Woman of the Year for 2016, and as Woman of the Year for the Washington, D.C., Chapter in 2015 and the Los Angeles Chapter in 2011. WTS’ San Francisco Bay Area Chapter named Ms. McMillan its Member of the Year for 2002 and as its Woman of the Year for 2010.

Ms. McMillan received a bachelor of science degree from UC Davis in 1981, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering Science from UC Berkeley in 1983, and a master’s in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley in 1984.

Kickoff Luncheon with Speaker (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM):

Credit: AZFamily.com

The first luncheon of the conference! Join together with fellow members, vendors, and sponsors to hear remarks from ITE International President Bruce Belmore, and enjoy a presentation by our Kickoff Luncheon Speaker, Mr. Stanley Roberts! Mr. Roberts is an award-winning photojournalist, famous for his TV news segments “People Behaving Badly” and “Caught Misbehaving”, wherein he would expose “individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.”

Born in Philadelphia, raised in Camden, New Jersey, and a resident of the Salinas River Valley between 1984 and 1990, Mr. Roberts was instrumental in the founding of local Monterey/Salinas TV station KCBA Fox 35 News. He found his way to Los Angeles in 1990 as a broadcast photojournalist for stations KABC, KCBS, and KTTV, as well as the syndicated show “LAPD – Life on the Beat”. While in L.A., Mr. Roberts covered many high-profile events including the O.J. Simpson and Rodney King trials, the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, the North Hollywood shootout, and the Northridge Earthquake. He made it to the Bay Area in 1998, launching the segment “People Behaving Badly” on station KRON. After 20 years with KRON, Mr. Stanley moved to Phoenix, where he currently hosts “Caught Misbehaving” on AZFamily stations KPHO and KTVK.

A multi-award winning broadcast journalist, Mr. Stanley has several Emmy Nominations, and has won four Golden Mike Press Television-Radio Association Awards. He has also received multiple letters of recognition from the United States Congress, the State of California Senate, and many other government agencies. In 2016, Mr. Stanley was awarded the Police and Sheriffs Award of San Mateo County, an award usually reserved for Police Chiefs and Sheriffs of California.

We look forward to hearing a few of Mr. Roberts’ stories and worst offenders!

Make a Fish Friend at the World Famous Monterey Bay Aquarium at Family Night (7PM – 10:30PM):

Join us at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium for dinner and all the Aquarium has to offer! Annual Meeting Attendees will have exclusive use of the Ocean’s Edge exhibit. See the awe-inspiring kelp forest, leopard sharks, and wolf-eels, or step outside for breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and the Great Tide Pool deck. Free transportation from the hotel to the Aquarium will be provided.

Tuesday, June 26th Networking Activities

Annual Business Luncheon (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM):

The 2019 Election Results, a review of the 2018-2019 budget, and a presentation of the 2019-2020 will be presented at the Annual Business Luncheon.

80’s Themed Awards Night: “Totally 80s” (Social Hour 6 PM – 7 PM; Banquet 7 PM – 11 PM):

Join us as ITE celebrates the many accomplishments of our members, sections and chapters. The best and brightest will be recognized for their contributions and achievements in the Western District. Join the fun in your 80’s themed attire for a night of fun, shoulder pads, and great hair! Child care will be available on-site during this event.

Wednesday, June 27th Networking Activities

Western States Luncheon (12:00 AM – 1:30 PM):

A final celebration of the Western District, enjoy lunch with fellow members one last time under the flags of the Western District, hear remarks from President Neelam Dorman, and witness the installation of new officers.

TECHNICAL TOURS

Technical Tour 1: 17-Mile Drive Bicycle Tour

Sunday Afternoon, June 23 (12:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Originally conceived as a scenic drive to the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey by the Big Four railroad barons Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins, Collis Huntington, and Leland Stanford, 17-Mile Drive now plays host million-dollar estates and picturesque golf links. Portions of the route are gated, and require an entrance fee unless you live within the Pebble Beach community or you happen to be on a bike. This technical tour will take you the length of 17-Mile Drive (closer to 12 miles, these days) by bike, with potential stops along the way at Bird Rock, Seal Rock, Cypress Point, the famous Lone Cypress, Pescadero Point, and the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Bike ride from the Hyatt Hotel to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail.  Ride on the abandon Union Pacific rail right-of-way, past the Monterey Harbor, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Historic Custom House to Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Hopkins Marine Station.  Continue along the coast and watch Sea Otters play in the kelp.  Ride into Pebble Beach along 17-Mile drive, past golf courses and waves crashing on the beach.  Return to the Hyatt Hotel.

Technical Tour 2: Complete Streets of Monterey Tour

Monday Morning, June 24 (7:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

For years the car has dominated the curb-to-curb landscape. Regardless of whether capacity was needed, travel lanes took precedent over bicycle lanes and, in some cases, sidewalks. With a push toward moving people, rather than just moving cars, jurisdictions are taking back the tarmac by constructing Class II and Class IV bicycle facilities, widening sidewalks, and implementing new transit routes. Thus the “Complete” Street is born.

Travel from the Hyatt Hotel into Historic Downtown Monterey, through Custom House Plaza, to Fisherman’s Wharf.  Ride along the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail to Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Lovers’ Point.  Enjoy the amazing sea life along the Monterey Bay.  Ride back to the Hyatt Hotel and share selfies with Sea Otters.

Technical Tour 3: Roundabouts: The Monterey Experience

Monday Afternoon, June 24 (1:00 PM  – 5:00 PM)

While modern roundabouts may be a common sight in the majority of the Western District, this intersection treatment is still catching on California. With limited right-of-way and myriad utilities at existing intersections, and costly land acquisition where it is available, designers must be creative when designing and constructing roundabouts.

Travel by bus to the highly successful roundabout that replaced a congested traffic signal at the intersection of the Highway 1 southbound Ramps / Holman Highway 68 and the Pebble Beach Main Gate.  Walk corner to corner and learn how this $10.7 Million Roundabout was designed and constructed on-time, on-budget, with a three-month rain delay, at the confluence of four separate jurisdictions, at the front door to golf “Mecca”, adjacent to the only regional hospital, surviving major special events, through an endangered Monterey Pine forest, within the Coastal Zone.  Learn about the intensive education and outreach program that turned opposition into approval for the first highway roundabout built on the Central Coast.

Technical Tour 4: North Fremont Street Cycle Track

Tuesday Morning, June 25 (7:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

What do you get when you combine scooter share and a median cycle track? More fun than adults are allowed to have!

Travel to North Fremont Street and experience the recently completed two-way median cycle tracks.  Interact with the designers and gain an understanding of the signal operations and safety considerations of median cycle tracks.

Technical Tour 5: Monterey Salinas Transit BRT

Tuesday Afternoon, June 25 (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

How do you decrease travel times by as much as 25 minutes on a 7 mile route? With Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), of course! The culmination of efforts by transit planners from Sand City, Seaside and Monterey, the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) “JAZZ” BRT employs Transit Signal Priority (TSP), queue jump lanes, and increased stop spacing to significantly reduce travel times on non-exclusive right-of-way. Further, a partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival provides an entertaining and educational history of Jazz in the Monterey Bay Area with 30 custom-designed bus shelters along the route.

Travel by bus along the highly successful Bus Rapid Transit Lines throughout the Monterey Bay and tour the Monterey Salinas Transit Facility.  Experience a queue jump at an on-ramp, bus priority signals on a congested corridor, and Jazz Line BRT musical bus stops.

WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1: Intro to Networking for ITS

Sunday Afternoon, June 23 (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Attendees can expect to learn about how network communications is applied to ITS applications from engineers with experience deploying both IT and ITS networks. While you wont be an IT expert at the end of this session, you will get to know the important considerations for installing new networks and upgrading existing networks keeping in mind the unique nature of ITS applications.

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