IEA: TED 2006: Program


Conference Program
Conference Program (PDF)

The current program includes:

  • 2 plenary sessions
  • 2 lunch sessions
  • 7 invited sessions
  • 8 panels
  • 9 paper sessions
  • 1 workshop

(Updated on 2/28/2006; * to be confirmed )

March 28, 2006 (Tuesday)

10:00am-10:00pm

Registration ( CC 3rd Floor Lobby )

5:15pm-7:30pm

Private tour of Clinton Presidential Library

6:00pm-9:00pm

Reception at Clinton School of Public Services

March 29, 2006 (Wednesday)

8:00am-10:00am

W1 (Salon A&B)

Plenary Session

Welcome Messages

Keynote Speakers:

Dan Flowers , Director, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

Mike Huckabee * , Governor, State of Arkansas

Butch Brown , Secretary, Mississippi DOT

10:00am-10:20am

Coffee Break

10:20am-11:45am

Concurrent Sessions

W2 ( Harris Brake Room )

Invited Session: Economic Benefits of Highway-Freight Improvements

organized by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Chair: Rolf Schmitt, Office of Freight Management and Operations, FHWA

David Lewis, National Director of Economics and Finance, HDR|HLB Decision Economics

Economic Development Effects of Highway Added-Capacity Projects

Konstantina Gkritza; Samuel Labi , Fred L. Mannering , Kumares C. Sinha , School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Economic Development in SAFETEA-LU

Jill L. Hochman , FHWA

W3 ( Conway Room )

Invited Session: Rural Transportation and Economic Development

organized by Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

Chair: Alan Meadors, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

Transformative Transport Projects

Carlos H Betancourth, Farmington MPO

State DOT Consideration of Economic Development Potential in Planning

Jeff Ang -Olson and Chester Fung , ICF Consulting

Improve WisDOT's Image as a Catalyst for Economic Development

Dennis Leong , Wisconsin DOT

W10 (Salon B)

Panel: Urban Congestion and Competitiveness

Moderator - Steven Landau , Economic Development Research Group

Panelists:

Economic Impacts of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and the Central Artery/ Third Harbor Tunnel Project

Kevin Coen , Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

Cost of Congestion to the Portland Region

Deena Platman , Portland Metro

Chicago Metropolis 2020 Freight Plan

Maria Choca Urban , Chicago Metropolis 2020

12:00pm-1:40pm

W4 (Salon A&B)

Lunch Session

Keynote Speakers:

Rodney Slater , former Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Matt Coogan , Executive Director, New England Transportation Institute

1:50pm-3:15pm

Concurrent Sessions

W6 ( Harris Brake Room )

Invited Session: NAFTA and Transportation I

organized by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Chair: Cletus C. Coughlin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Encouraging Development Through Better Integration of U.S. and Canadian Transportation: The Open Prairies Proposal

Richard Beilock, University of Florida

Economic Impacts of NAFTA on the Transportation in Federal 8th District

Mark Funk, Eric Elder, Vincent Yao, and Ashvin Vibhaker, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Economic Development Effects of Future U.S.-Mexico NAFTA Trade Corridors

Donald B. Ludlow, Cambridge Systematics

W7 ( Conway Room )

Session: Transport and Rural Development

Chair: Rep. Johnny Bolin, Arkansas House of Representatives

Simultaneously Achieving Economic Efficiency and Economic Development in Location of Transportation Infrastructure

Mark Burton, The University of Tennessee / Rahall Transportation Institute, and Michael Hicks, Airforce Institute of Technology

Unleashing Rural Assets for Growth: Requirements for Relevant Transportation Investments

Lisa Petraglia , Economic Development Research Group

The Changing World Economy: Integrating Economic Development and Transportation to Create better Synergies for Job Growth and Expanded Tax Base

Melissa A. Ziegler, Wilbur Smith Associates

W8 ( White Oak Room )

Session: Approaches to Assessing the Economic Impact of Transport Investment

Chair: Brian W. Sloboda, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Transportation Investment and Economic Returns

Brian W. Sloboda , U.S. Department of Transportation and Vincent W. Yao, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Macroeconomic Effects of Large Transport Infrastructure Investments in Finland

Juha Honkatukia , and Juha Parantainen , Government Institute for Economic Research , Finland

Interstate Highways, Intercity Trade, and Regional Growth

Janet Xiaohui Hao , Economics Department, the University of Maryland

Multi-Year Economic Optimization of Transportation Projects

Rimon Rafiah , Jerusalem , Israel

W9 (Salon C)

Session: Modeling Tools and Applications

Chair: Peg Young, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Assessing the Economic Effects of Highway Alternatives: Case Study for Central Puget Sound

Frederick Treyz and Jonathan Lee, Regional Economic Models, Inc.

HEAT – The First Fully Integrated GIS-Based Highway Economic Analysis Tool

Christopher Wornum and Daniel Hodge, Cambridge Systematics

Towards a New Framework for Evaluating Economic Development Impacts of Proposed Transportation Projects

Glen Weisbrod, Economic Development Research Group

3:15pm-3:35pm

Coffee Break

3:35pm-5:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

W11 ( Harris Brake Room )

Invited Session: Regional Mobility Issues in Federal 8th District

organized by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Chair: Cletus C. Coughlin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

How Important is Commuting Pattern to Regional Economy?

John Shelnutt , Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration and Vincent W. Yao, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Pushing and Pulling in Rail-based Transit System Development in Northwest Arkansas

R.R. (Ron) Goforth, Beta-Rubicon, Inc.

Transportation Infrastructure, Retail Clustering and Local Public Finance: Evidence from Wal-Mart’s Expansion in the Mid-West

Michael J. Hicks, Air Force Institute of Technology

On the Impact of Infrastructure and Transportation Capabilities on Retail and Economic Development: A Case of Wal-Mart

Cliff McKinney, Quattlebaum , Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC

T5 (Salon C)

Panel: Intermodal Transportation and Economic Development in Appalachian

Moderator: Greg Bischak, Appalachian Regional Commission

Panelists:

Amy Kessler, North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission

Greg Jones, Southern Kentucky Development Corporation

Robert Culver, Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments

Jim McCarville , Port of Pittsburgh Commission

W13 ( White Oak Room )

Session: Case Studies in Regional Development

Chair: Chris Mann, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

Beware of Labels in Economic Development: The Case of Kosova

Richard Beilock, University of Florida

Promote the Economic Diversification by the Relationship between Minerals Sector and Transport Infrastructure in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Aldagheiri , Geography Department, Leicester University in United Kingdom

Methodological Issues in Measuring the Economic Impacts of Transportation

Michael Fusillo and Pierre Vilain, The Louis Berger Group

Highways Investments and Appalachian Growth

Teresa M. Lynch, Economic Development Research Group and Greg Bischak,

Appalachian Regional Commission

W14 (Salon C)

Session: Case Studies in Measuring the Economic Impact of Transport Investment

Chair: Michael Lawrence, Jack Faucett Associates

Analysing the Impact of Land Transportation on Regional Tourism: the Case of the Closure of the Glion Tunnel in the Valais, Switzerland

Miriam Scaglione , Institute for Economics & Tourism, University of Applied Sciences Valais , Switzerland

Economic Impacts of Comprehensive Development Agreements ( CDA’s ) - A Case Study of the LBJ/IH 635 Project in Dallas County , TX

Sharada R. Vadali, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System

Economic Benefits of State Assistance to Short Line Railroads in Kansas

Ira Hirschman and Randy Grauberger , PB Consult, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas

March 30, 2006 (Thursday)

8:00am-10:00am

T1 (Salon A&B)

Plenary Session

Keynote Speakers:

Pete Johnson , Federal Co-Chair, Delta Regional Authority

Patrick Quinn , Chairman, American Trucking Associations

Tracy Rosser, Vice President – Corporate Traffic, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

10:00am-10:20am

Coffee Break

10:20am-11:45am

Concurrent Sessions

T2 ( Harris Brake Room )

Panel: When Can a Road Make a Difference? Assessing Economic Development Impacts of New Highway Corridors in Rural Communities

Moderator: Martin Weiss, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Overview of National and State Economic Development Highway Programs

Martin Weiss, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Empirical Methods for Assessing Local Economic Impacts of Highway Investments

Glen Weisbrod, Economic Development Research Group

Economic Impacts of I-69 in the Mississippi Delta Region

Wayne Parrish , Mississippi Department of Transportation

Economic Impacts of I-73 Corridor in South Carolina

Peter Ogonowski., Wilbur Smith Associates

Highway Investments and Economic Development in Appalachia

Greg Bischak, Appalachian Regional Commission

T3 ( Conway Room )

Invited Session: Finance and Transportation Improvement

organized by Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

Chair:

MPO and Regional Mobility

Jim McKenzie, Metroplan Central Arkansas

How Tolling Fits Into the Project Development Process

Mike Battles, Texas Department of Transportation

Tax Increment Financing Districts and Transportation Improvements

Ashley Zimmer, Jack, Lyon and Jones, PA

Bob Wright, Crews & Associates, Inc.

T4 ( White Oak Room )

Panel: Transportation, Logistics and Tourism: Understanding new Competitive Advantages for Economic Development

Moderator: Paula Dowell, Wilbur Smith Associates

Panelists:

Paula Dowell, Wilbur Smith Associates

Vann Cunningham, BNSF Railroad

Melissa A. Ziegler, Wilbur Smith Associates

Terry Grubb, Central Appalachian Region, Wilbur Smith Associates

John Jagger , City of Pigeon Forge, MS

W12 ( Conway Room )

Panel: Using Value Capture to Finance Infrastructure and Encourage Compact Development

Moderator: Rick Rybeck, Transportation Policy & Planning Administration, District DOT

Panelists:

12:00pm-1:40pm

T6 (Salon A&B)

Lunch Session

Keynote Speakers:

Eric Peterson , Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Harvey Rosenblum , Executive Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

1:50pm-3:15pm

Concurrent Sessions

T7 ( Harris Brake Room )

Invited Session: NAFTA and Transportation II

organized by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Chair: Mine Yücel , Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Changing Geography of the North American Motor Vehicle Industry

Thomas Klier , Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Mexican Rail Intermodal Growth: Impacts on the NAFTA Transportation System

Robert Harrison , Center for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin

The Rivers of NAFTA Trade and China Trade: Opportunities for Business Development

John McCray , College of Business , The University of Texas at San Antonio

T8 ( Conway Room )

Session: Industry Logistics and Productivity

Chair: ?

A Production-based Model for Capturing Transportation Efficiencies

Francis X. Mahady, FXM Associates and Michael L. Lahr, Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University

The Importance of Transportation Infrastructure to Factor Inputs and Factor Prices

Dennis P. Robinson, Community Policy Analysis Center , University of Missouri-Columbia

Integrating Supply Chain Benefits into the Economic Impact Analysis of Freight Transportation Investments

David S. Jacoby, Boston Logistics Group, Inc. and Daniel Hodge, Cambridge Systematics

T9 ( White Oak Room )

Panel: Strategic Airport Infrastructure Investment and Economic Development

Moderator:

Panelists:

Eric McClellan, Wilbur Smith Associates

Steven Landau, Economic Development Research Group

Dennis Leong , Wisconsin Department of Transportation

T10 (Salon C)

Session: Urban Mobility and "Smart Growth"

Chair: Matt A. Coogan , New England Transportation Institute

Business Perspectives on the Costs of Highway Congestion

Stephen S. Fitzroy, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Development and Mobility in Urban Areas: Issues for Cities in the Developing World and Industrialized Nations

Jean-Claude Ziv , CNAM Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers , France

Is there a Market for Transit Oriented Development in a Smart Growth Strategy?

Matt A. Coogan , New England Transportation Institute

3:15pm-3:35pm

Coffee Break

3:35pm-5:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

T11 ( Harris Brake Room )

Invited Session: Border Transportation Issues

organized by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Chair: Keith Phillips, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Smart-box Solutions for the Seven Black Holes on the Southern Border

Jim Giermanski , Belmont Abbey College

NAFTA, the Border and China : Facts, Fictions and Opportunities

John McCray, University of Texas San Antonio

Don Michie , University of Texas El Paso

T12 ( Conway Room )

Panel: Thorny Issues in the Economic Rose Garden: A Discussion of User Benefit/Cost and Economic Impact Theory and Practice

Moderator: Francis X. Mahady, FXM Associates

Panelists:

Francis X. Mahady, FXM Associates

Joseph P. Savage, Wilbur Smith Associates

Michael L. Lahr, Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Rutgers University

Louis H. Adams, New York State Department of Transportation

T13 ( White Oak Room )

Session: Impact of Aviation/Ports on Economic Development

Chair : ?

The E ffects of Air Transportation on Economic Development

Kenneth Button, School of Public Policy , George Mason University

Airport Transit Access as a Generator of Transit-Oriented Development

Albert Racciatti and Pierre Vilain, The Louis Berger Group

Seaport Activity and Local Establishment Dynamics

Jon D. Haveman and Brandon Wall, Public Policy Institute of California

T14 (Salon C)

Session: Case Studies of the Links between Transport and Economic Development

Chair: Daniel Hodge, Cambridge Systematics

The Regional Commute and its Impacts on Local Economies

Rachel R. Weinberger and Tara Krueger, University of Pennsylvania

On the Industrial Backward Linkages of Bus Rapid Transit: the Transmilenio Case in Bogota

Arturo Ardila , Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

Application of Travel Demand Modeling for Statewide Freight Flow Analysis in Alabama

Alisha D. Youngblood, Michael D. Anderson, Department of Industrial and System Engineering and Engineering Management, University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Greg A. Harris, University of Alabama in Huntsville

5:10pm-8:30pm

Happy hour (River Bank in North Little Rock ) and dinner cruise ( Arkansas River )

March 31, 2006 (Friday)

8:00am-11:00am

F1 (Salon B&C)

Economic Impact Workshop

Overview

A free half-day workshop on Economic Analysis of Transportation Investments will be offered on Friday, March 31 from 8 am to 11 am. The workshop will be aimed at transportation and economic development practitioners. The focus will be on “doing and using” economic analysis for transportation decision making. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field of transportation economics. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

¨ Demonstrate the role of transportation in the economy;

¨ Describe the different applications of economic analysis;

¨ Compare and contrast alternative methods and tools; and

¨ Discuss notable practices in the application of economic analysis to transportation planning and programming.

11:00am

Conference adjourned!


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