Past Planning Horizons

Number Topic Speaker(s) Date
125 High Speed Rail

Panel, FTA, SHR, Caltrans DRMT

June 29, 2016
124 Mobility of Millenials

Giovanni Circella, UC Davis

May 25, 2016
123 3 Works Project

Matthew Hardy, AASHTO

April 27, 2016
122 TBD

Coco Briseno, Deputy Director, Planning and Modal

March 23, 2016
121 TBD


February 24, 2016
120 Measuring Land Use Performance: Policy, Plan and Outcome

Gian-Caludia Sciara, Urban Land Use and Transportation Center, UC Davis

January 26, 2016
119 Future of Passenger Travel Demand in the US

Giovanni Circella, UC DAvis

November 18, 2015
118 Wildlife Connectivity

Amy Golden, James Henke, Office of Biological Studies

October 28, 2015
117 Density and Development Supporting Transit and Livable Communities

Linda Wheaton, Housing and Community Development

Featured Panelists: Allison Albericci, Elizabeth Seifel, Eve Stewart

September 30, 2015
116 SB 743 Ron Milam, Fehr and Peers August 26, 2015


July 27, 2015
115 Updating Transportation Metrics Presentation

Chris Ganson, Governor's Office of Planning and Research

June 24, 2015
114 Sustainable Transportation Research - Low Emission Vehicles and Freight Lew Fulton, UC Davis, National Center for Sustainable Transportation April 29, 2015
113 Smart Mobility Framework: An Implementation Pilot Study Sustainable Community Planning Branch February 25, 2015
112 Sustainability

Dr. Steven Cliff, Caltrans Sustainability Director

January 28, 2015
111 Sacramento Region's New Transit Connect Card

Lacey Symons-Holtzen, SACOG's Connect Transit Program Manager

December 10, 2014
110 Research, Innovation & System Information

Coco Briseno, Division Chief, Research, Innovation & System Information (DRISI) with DRISI Research Team.

November 18, 2014
109 California Transportation Commission

Andre Boutros, Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

October 28, 2014
108 Lanscape Architecture

Keith Robinson, Caltrans Principal Landscape Architecht

September 29, 2014
107 Design Flexibility and NACTO

Tim Craggs, Caltrans Division Chief of Design

August 27, 2014
106 Planning for Sustainability

Kate White, Deputy Secretary of Environemental Policy & Housing Coordination, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)

July 30, 2014
105 Enterprise Risk Management

Michelle Tucker, Chief Risk Officer, Caltrans Office of Enterprise Risk Management

June 25, 2014
104 High Speed Rail

Scott Jarvis, Assistant Chief Program Manager, High Speed Rail
Margaret Cederoth, Sustainability Manager, High Speed Rail

April 30, 2014
103 Resiliency Planning

Dana Brechwald, Earthquake and Hazards Specialist, Association of Bay Area Governments

Arrietta Chakos, Public Policy Advisor, Association of Bay Area Governments

March 26, 2014
102 Caltrans' California Connected Corridors Program

Joan Sollenberger, Chief, Office of Strategic Development, Division of Traffic Operations

Nick Compin, Chief, Advanced System Development Branch, Division of Traffic Operations

Feb. 26, 2014
101 If Cars Can Think and Talk - Caltrans' Interest in Connected and Automated Vehicles

Greg Larson, Chief, Office of Traffic Operations Research, Divison of Research, Innovation and System Information (DRISI)

Stephanie Dougherty, Chief, Enterprise Planning and Performance, California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Bernard C. Soriano, Deputy Director, Autonomous Vehicles Program, California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Jan. 29, 2014
100 National Household Travel Survey

Deborah Salon, PhD, Institute of Transportation Studies,
UC Davis

Diana Portillo, Research Program Specialist, Office of Travel Forecasting and Analysis

Leonard Seitz, Operations Program Specialist, Office of Travel Forecasting and Analysis

Dec. 11, 2013
99 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan (ITSP) Status Update

Bruce de Terra, Office Chief, System, Freight, and Rail Planning

Nov. 13, 2013
98 Transit Strategies Supporting Affordable TOD

Linda Wheaton, Assistant Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Housing and Community Development

Ann Cheng, GreenTRIP Program Director, Transform

Cleo Goodwin, Senior Marketing Rep, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Dan Falcon, Senior Vice President, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar

Oct. 17, 2013

2013 California State Rail Plan – Passenger Rail Overview

Emily Burstein, Chief of Rail Planning, System and Freight Planning
George Mazur, Principal, Cambridge Systematics

Sept. 20, 2013
96 Addressing Climate Change Adaptation

Garth Hopkins, Chief, Office of Reginal & Interagency Planning

August 28, 2013
95 2013 California State Rail Plan -
Freight Element

Bruce de Terra, Chief, Office of System, Freight & Rail Planning and
George Mazur
, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

July 10, 2013
94 Community Design: What's Health Got to Do With It?

Teri Duarte, Executive Director, WalkSacramento

May 8, 2013
93 An Introduction to General Plans, Zoning, and CEQA

Seth Litchney, Governor's Office of Planning & Research

March 13, 2013
92 People-Oriented Development: How integrated approaches to transportation and land use planning, funding, and modeling can transform California’s communities

Lauren Michele, Principal, Policy in Motion

Feb. 20, 2013
91 Improved Data & Tools for Integrated Land Use-Transportation Planning in CA

Terry Parker, Senior Planner, Caltrans Office of Community Planning
Jerry Walters, Principal, Fehr & Peers Consultants
Nathaniel Roth, GIS Programmer, UC Davis ULTRANS
Raef Porter, Senior Research Analyst, Sacramento Area Council of Governements (SACOG)

Nov. 7, 2012
90 Moving Towards Complete Streets: Multimodal LOS and Its Applications

Kittleson & Associates, Inc. - Dr. Richard Dowling, Aaron Elias, and Kamala Parks

Sept. 5, 2012
89 An Accessible Plan: Transportation for All Users

Darold Heikens, Chief, CT ADA Infrastructure Program

Aug. 15, 2012
88 Complete Streets: Policies in Action

Salvodor Lopez Jr., Health and Built Environmental Analyst, City of Baldwin Park

Ryan Snyder, President, Ryan Snyder and Associates

July 11, 2012
87 May is Bike Month

Penny Gray, HQ Division of Local Assistance, Program Manager, Bicycle Facilities Unit.

May 16, 2012
86 State Rail and Freight Mobility Plans

Pam Korte, Nathan Smith, and Bruce de Terra, HQ Division of Transportation Planning
Video and PowerPoint Presentations:

March 7, 2012
85 The Expanding Role of Roundabout Intersections Jerry Champa, HQ Division of Traffic Operations, Liaison Engineer
Video, Video Clip, and PowerPoint
February 15, 2012
84 Complete Streets and Intersections Alana Hitchcock, Complete Streets Coordinator and Brian Alconcel, Chief, Pedestrian Safety - Promo Video, Video, Complete Streets PowerPoint, and Complete Intersections PowerPoint
January 11, 2012
83 Indirect Source Review: The Who, What and How Chrystal Meier, Air Quality Specialist, Michael Brandman Associates. Video December 7, 2011
82 How Do We Partner with the CTC? Bimla Rhinehart, Executive Director, California Transportation Commission (CTC). Video and PowerPoint November 2, 2011
81 Tort Feasor Jeanne Scherer, Assistant Chief Counsel, Tort Litigation & Risk Management, Caltrans - Video October 5, 2011
80 Project Initiation Documents: Challenges and How to Move Forward Marlon Flournoy, Chief, Office of Projects/Plan Coordination, Caltrans - Video and PowerPoint September 7, 2011
79 Mineta Transportation Institute Caltrans Interim Director, Malcolm Dougherty, Mineta's Peter Haas, and Randy Weissman of Caltrans Learning & Development - Video, PowerPoint and DOTP's Mineta Webpage August 9, 2011
78 Caltrans Sacramento Regional Transportation Management Center Bob Mcnew, Caltrans Sacramento Regional TMC - Video August 3, 2011
77 Transportation Funding Overview Norma Ortega, Chief Financial Officer, Caltrans - Video, PowerPoint, and Budget Highlights handout. July 6, 2011
76 California Freight Mobility Bruce De Terra, Office Chief, Office of System and Freight Planning - Video and Handout June 1, 2011
75 Vision Zero: Towards Zero Deaths

Peter Jacobsen, Engineer Consultant

April 6, 2011
74 Smart Growth/Mobility in Sacramento County

Judy Robinson, Infill Coordinator, Sacramento County Public Works Department Handout
Greg Chew, Senior Planner, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) -
Video and Handout

March 2, 2011
73 Public Participation Best Practices Carolyn Verheyen and Lou Hexter of MIG - Handout February 2, 2011
72 Caltrans Earth: A New Era for Viewing Multimodal Transportation Data Dale Kunce, Transportation Planner, Caltrans Division of Transportation System Information - Video and Handout January 26, 2011
71 Information Resources for Planners Janet Coles, Supervising Librarian, Caltrans - Video and Handout December 1, 2010
70 The Cost of Doing Business Mike Bauer, Chief, Maintenance & Traffic Operations, Caltrans District 3 - Video November 3, 2010
69 The Health Impacts of Air Pollution Barbara Weller, PhD., Manager Population Studies Section, Air Resources Board Video October 25, 2010
68 Public-Private Partnerships

Kome Ajise, Caltrans P3 Program Manager - Video
and Handout

August 4, 2010
67 Smart Mobility Framework Chris Ratekin, Caltrans; Ellen Greenberg, ARUP, Jerry Walters, Fehr & Peers Video & Website July 7, 2010
66 High Speed Rail, International, USA and California Rod Diridon, Sr., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute - Video June 3, 2010


Future of Caltrans Cindy McKim, Caltrans, Chief Deputy Director - Video May 5, 2010
64 Central Habitat Connectivity Project Amy Pettler, Caltrans, Environmental, Central Habitat Connectivity Project Video & Handout April 7, 2010


CAL-Fire, Issues We Have in Common

John Melvin, State Urban Forester, CAL-FIRE, "Issues We Have in Common" Video

March 3, 2010
62 Professional Development Fair Peter Haas, Mineta,
Allen Folks & Randy Chafin, ULI, Myriam Frausto, WTS, Jeff Henderson, APA Video
February 4, 2010
61 Assembly Transportation Committee Janet Dawson, Chief Consultant, Assembly Transportation Committee Video December 14, 2009
60 What’s New in Leg Affairs? Richard Harmon, Assistant Deputy director, Division Legislative Affairs
Video Presentation
November 4, 2009
59 Bicycling – A Transportation Choice

Ken McGuire, Bicycle Facilities Chief
Ann Mahaney, Bicycle Transportation Account Manager
Video Presentation
SFPD Bike Safety PSA
Long Beach Bike Safety PSA

October 7, 2009
58 Data’s Relationship to Good Planning Coco Briseno, Chief, Division of TSI (Transportation System Information) September 2, 2009
57 Meet the new Deputy Director for Planning and Modal Programs Martin Tuttle, Deputy Director for Planning and Modal Programs
Video Presentation
June 23, 2009
56 Media Relations 101 Tamie McGowan, Assistant Deputy Director, Public Affairs
Video Presentation
June 3, 2009
55 Effective Public Engagement Techniques and Strategies Daniel Iacofano, Ph.D., FAICP, ASLA, Principal, MIG Inc.
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
April 22, 2009
54 Advice From Your Partners In Legal David McCray, Assistant Chief Counsel, CT Legal
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
March 4, 2009
53 Mineta Institute Peter Haas, San Jose State University, Mineta Institute, Professor and Education Director
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides, Website
February 4, 2009
52 Innovation: Making Research a Reality Larry Orcutt, Division Chief, Division of Research & Innovation
Video Presentation
January 7, 2009
51 LGC’s Role in Building Livable Communities and Sustainable Transportation Judy Corbett, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
Video Presentation
December 18, 2008
50 Transportation and the Environment in China, A View from Lanzhou Province Ministry of Highways Roy Taian Li, Visiting Scholar at the UC Davis Road Ecology Center;
Dr. Fraser Shilling, UC Davis Road Ecology Center,
Amy Pettler, Caltrans, Division of Environmental Analysis
Video Presentation, Overview
August 28, 2008
49 An Update on the STIP, SHOPP, CTC And Division of Transportation Programming Rachel Falsetti, Division Chief, Division of Transportation Programming
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
July 16, 2008
48 Behind The Fix I-5 Project – What, When, Where and Why From District 3 Marlo Tinney, Caltrans, District 3, I-5 Corridor Planning Manager
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
May 28, 2008
47 What Part Does Transportation Play in Tackling Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Sandra Goldberg, Attorney General's Office;
Reza Navi, Caltrans, Office of Policy Analysis & Research;
Gordon Garry, SACOG, Dir. Of Research & Analysis
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
March 12, 2008
46 Modeling for Regional and Interregional Planning Mike McCoy UC Davis; Gordon Garry SACOG;
Jerry Walters Fehr & Peers

Video Presentation

Powerpoint Slides

January 24, 2008
45 Building Bridges Between Planning and Structure Construction Dolores Valls, Deputy Division Chief, Structure Construction
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
December 20, 2007
44 Caltrans in Transit Susan Harrington, Division of Mass Transportation
Judith MacBrine, Division of Mass Transportation
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
October 25, 2007
43 PLAN MOVE PROSPER: Integrated Transportation Plan for the Northern San Joaquin Valley Bruce Race, FAIA, AICP, RACESTUDIO
Video Presentation
August 30, 2007
42 Corridor System Management Planning John Wolf, Division of Traffic Operations,
Pat Weston, Division of Transportation Planning
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
May 31, 2007
41 Transportation Planning for Livable Communities Ryan Snyder, President, Ryan Snyder Associates, LLC
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
March 22, 2007
40 Strategic Growth Plan - Where Do We Go From Here? Will Kempton, Director, Department of Transportation
Video Presentation
January 24, 2007
39 What is Regional Blueprint, Anyway? Sharon Scherzinger, Marilee Mortenson, Jake Smith, Mahmoud Mahdavi, Division of Transportation Planning
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
September 12, 2006
38 The Secretary’s/Administration’s Vision for Transportation Sunne Wright McPeak, Secretary, Business, Transportation and Housing Agency
Video Presentation
August 16, 2006
37 Planning – Your Future R. Gregg Albright, Deputy Director for Planning and Modal Programs
Powerpoint Slides
May 9, 2006
36 Maintaining Sacramento’s role as a significant transportation hub. Jack O’Connell
Powerpoint Slides, PDF Flyer
March 14, 2006
35 Goods Movement presentation on, Ports of Entry and Border Issues Melisa Montemayor, Texas DOT
Richard Nordahl, Planning, Office of Goods Movement,
Bill Figge, Dist. Deputy Dir., Dist. 11,
Mark Baza,
Sergio Parada, also District 11.
Powerpoint Slides
January 12, 2006 (in San Diego)
34 California BusPool Project (identifying priority park & ride and HOV transit enhancements) Peter Steinert, Division of Mass Trans.Antonette Clark, Division of Design
Powerpoint Slides
September 13, 2005
33 Walkable Community Workshops(the latest concepts in community design and traffic operations) Lisa Cirill, and Lindsey Cox, California Center for Physical Activity, Dept. of Health Services - Video July 26, 2005
32 PECAS, (Production, Exchange and Consumption Allocation System) Dr. Douglas Hunt, Prof. Of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Calgary
Video Presentation
June 6, 2005
31 Delivery of Traveler Information, in CA, in Caltrans, & Thru the Industry (511) David Lively, Caltrans, Systems Branch
Video Presentation
May 10, 2005
30 Urban Sprawl and Public Health Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, State Public Health Office, Department of Health Services
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
March 8, 2005
29 Chat with the Director Will Kempton, Director, Department of Transportation
Brian Smith, Deputy Director of Planning and Modal Programs
Video Presentation
February 16, 2005
28 North Region Geographic Information System Tool (NRGIST) Bruce De Terra, Chief, Office of Transportation Planning – District 3, North, and staff
Video Presentation
January 11, 2005
27 BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Peter Albert, Manager, BART Planning/San Francisco and West Bay
Powerpoint Slides, Video Presentation
December 14, 2004
26 What Do The Election Results Mean For Caltrans Janet Dawson, Assistant Deputy Director, Legislative Affairs
Video Presentation
November 9, 2004
25 San Joaquin Valley Growth Response Study Georgiena Vivian, VRPA Technologies, Inc., Consultant Project Manger, and Panel speakers.
Powerpoint Slides
September 30, 2004
24 Civil Rights Dean Lan, Chief, Office of Equal Opportunity, Department EEO and Affirmative Action Programs
Video Presentation, Powerpoint Slides
August 10, 2004
23 Mineta Transportation Institute Peter Haas, Ph.D., Education Dir., Mineta Trans. Institute, San Jose State University
Video Presentation
July 13, 2004
22 Innovative Financing Ruthanne Taylor Berger, Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)
Mike Yee, Caltrans, Division of Innovative Finance
June 8, 2004
21 Division of Mass Transportation/Transit Outreach Peter Steinert, Transit Outreach & Enhancements,
Jake Smith, Transit Dev. Act (TDA) and Transit
May 27, 2004
20 Opening the Doors to Infill Housing Professor John Landis, UC Berkeley, City and Regional Planning May 11, 2004
19 Regional Transit Beverly Scott, General Manager, Sacramento Regional Transit
Video Presentation
April 13, 2004
18 I-5 Riverfront Connection Project City of Sacramento
Video Presentation
March 24, 2004
17 Pavement 101 Bill Farnbach, Chief, Office of Pavement Design
Video Presentation
Highway Design Manual
March 9, 2004
16 Basics on Retirement, Including Service Credit & AB719 (ARS) CalPERS, Retirement Planning February 10, 2004
15 Expectations for 2004 STIP & Statewide Garvee Program Joan Borucki, Chief Deputy Director, California Transportation Commission
Video Presentation
January 13, 2004
14 Division of Transportation System Information (TSI) Paulette Lautaret
Leo Gallagher
Clarence Mitchell
Daniel Cherry, Caltrans, Division of Transportation System Information
Nov. 12, 2003
13 SACOG Blueprint Planning Project Mike McKeever – SACOG, Manager, Blueprint Project
Video Presentation
Sept. 9, 2003
12 CT Employees Health, Safety, Wellbeing and EAP Sally Skidgel – Health & Wellness Specialist and EAP Coordinator
Rick Carey – Safety Specialist
Video Presentation Part 1
Video Presentation Part 2
Aug. 12, 2003
11 Arroyo Seco Parkway Diane Kane, Ph.D., Architectural Historian, Caltrans, Environmental Planning, District 7.
Video Presentation
July 8, 2003
10 Environmental Justice in Transportation Reza Navai, Division of Transportation Planning
Norman Doug, Office of Policy Analysis & Research
Video Presentation
June 10, 2003
09 Innovative Mobility Options Linda Novick, UC BerkeleyKen McGuire, Local Programs, Bicycle Facilities Unit
Maggie O'Mara, Non-motorized Trans. Design Reviewer
Jeffrey Spencer, New Technology
Video Presentation
May 13, 2003
08 CalPERS Benefits and CalPERS Retirement Planning Sabrina Trafton, CalPERS
Video Presentation - General Member Presentation (morning)
Video Presentation - Retirement Planning (afternoon)
April 15, 2003
07 Bus Rapid Transit Azadeh Doherty, Sacramento Regional Transit Bruce Deterra, Caltrans District 3
Video presentation
March 11, 2003
06 Traffic Operations Division Jack Boda, Chief, Division of Traffic Operations|
Video presentation
Jan. 7, 2003
05 Airports Need Planning Too Bob Moore, Chief, Office of Aviation Technical Ser.
Ron Bolyard
, Aviation Planner
Nov. 12, 2002
04 Future Transportation Trends and Demographics in California Professor Randy Crane & Professor Abel Valenzuela, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies School of Public Policy & Social Research Sept. 5, 2002
03 Transportation Information Resources Laurel Clark, Sup. Librarian II
Shirleigh Brannon, History Librarian
July 9, 2002
02 Surface Transportation Policy Project

James Corless

May 14, 2002
01 Goods Movement LaDonna DiCamillo, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Powerpoint Slides
Gordon Palmer, Port of StocktonWarren Hoemann, CA Trucking Association
Powerpoint Slides
Richard Nordahl, Chief, Office of Goods Movement
Powerpoint Slides
March 12, 2002