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Saturday, October 1, 2011, Grand Salon A, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Time Session Issues to be addressed Speaker(s)
8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks:
The Investment and Financing Challenge in Public Transport
  • What is the possible relevance of European and Asian experience for the US?
  • Impact of globalisation (on financing, technology, business potential)
  • What is the US experience in financing transit investments?
  • FTA SOGR Initiative
  • Challenges and opportunity in US transit financing
Edward L Thomas, Senior Consultant at 200consult will moderate the workshop sessions.

Arthur Guzzetti, Vice President - Policy, APTA
9:00-9:30 US SOGR Case Study
  • Types of financing needs for overall transit agency capital program
  • Role of IT and communication systems in context of SOGR capital program
  • What is the systems engineering approach to capital program development
  • What are the opportunities for leveraging technology?
Anne O'Neil, Chief Systems Engineer, New York City Transit
9:30-10:30 International Approaches to Transit Financing
  • What are the various financing options available to local bodies and private players?
  • Are international financing approaches more innovative than the US approaches
Jean Claude Ziv, Vice President and Professor of Public Transportation and Tourism Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), France

Raymond H. Ellis, Managing Director, Alternative Delivery Group, AECOM

Dominique Maurel, Managing Director and Head of Financing, Mediobanca, France
10:30-10:40 Q&A    
10:40-11:00 BREAK    
11:00-12:00 International Best Practices
  • Inspirational examples of ambitious public transport strategies
  • Securing adequate resources
  • Legal and political framework
  • key points about moving forward to plan, engineer, finance and implement large transit investments such as SOGR
Robert Olivier, Director of National and International Affairs, Société de Transport de Montréal (STM)

Christian Messelyn, Transport Global Solutions Strategy & Concessions Vice President, Alstom Transport

Kuldeep Gharatya, Head - Systems for the Capital Programmes, Directorate of London Underground, UK
12:00-12:30 Closing Remarks
  • What more needs to be done to bridge the gap between the required and available investments?
  • How should transit agencies and the private sector partner in the current economic environment?
  • Financing and business development opportunities in the international market
Michael Schneider, APTA Chair of the PPP Committee and Managing Partner at InfraConsult LLC

Bill Mooney, Vice President - Rail, Halcrow Incorporated, USA