MBUFA Fourth Annual National Conference

The Mileage Based User Fee Alliance held their Fourth Annual Conference on March 16. The conference featured lively discussion on a range of topics including current state road charging pilots and the convergence of automotive technology with transportation funding. The full agenda and photos from the conference are below.


The International Impact of Road Charging

How Will the U.S. Pilots Impact the World Stage?

Welcome from MBUFA and New Zealand

  • Barbara Rohde, Executive Director, MBUFA
  • Peter J. “Jack” Basso, Chair, MBUFA
  • E. The Honourable Tim Groser, New Zealand Ambassador to the United States

New Zealand Perspective Panel

New Zealand Perspective: Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Road Pricing

  • Richard White, Programme Director, New Zealand G2G, Moderator
  • Jack Opiola, President, D’Artagnan
  • Peter Carr, Manager Funding & Infrastructure, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand
  • Steven Newman, Chief Executive, EROAD
  • Craig Marris, President, Coretex

Making the Grade Around the World:  MBUF Telematics Bridge toward Insurance, Road Emissions and Intelligent Mobility for Various Trials   

  • Adrian Moore, Vice President, Reason Foundation, Moderator
  • Nate Bryer, Vice President of Innovation, Azuga
  • Kevin Condon, CEO, Verdeva
  • Ben Miners, Vice President of Innovation, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
  • Mahrokh Arefi, CEO, emovis

FAST Act State Pilot Panel

The United States Starts the MBUF Engine:  Hear How the Various Roads Are Being Taken By Fast Act Winners and What May Be in the Future  

  • Susan Binder, Senior Associate, Cambridge Systematics, Moderator
  • Angela Jacobs, Transportation Specialist, U.S. DOT
  • Patricia Hendren, Executive Director, I-95 Corridor Coalition
  • Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington Transportation Commission
  • Anthony Buckley, Director, Innovative Partnerships; Washington DOT; Representing RUC West
  • Gerald Dang, Administrative Services Officer, Hawaii DOT
  • Maureen Bock, OReGO Program Manager, Oregon DOT
  • Frank Douma, Director of the State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey School, University of Minnesota

MBUFA Chairman Jack Basso and MBUFA Visionary Award winner Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Lunch Presentation: MBUFA Awards

  • Jack Basso, Chair of MBUFA, Presenter
  • Visionary Award: The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, U.S. House of Representatives (D-OR)
  • Staff Advocate Award: Alex Herrgott, Former Deputy Staff Director of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Coming in to the Finish Line:  California Road Charge Pilot Enters Final Stage

  • Norma Ortega, Chief Financial Officer, Caltrans, Moderator
  • Kome Ajise, Chief Deputy Director, Caltrans
  • Jim Madaffer, Commissioner, California Transportation Commission
  • Susan Martinovich, Highway/Bridge Market Segment Director, CH2M

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), delivering Keynote Address

Keynote Address

  • The Honorable Sam Graves (R-MO), Chairman, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives

The New Landscape:  Key Experts Discuss How the New Administration Might Advance the Issue

  • Lee Munnich, Senior Fellow, Humphrey School, University of Minnesota Moderator
  • Shirley Ybarra, President, The Ybarra Group
  • Andrew Wheeler, Principal, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting
  • Sean O’Neill, ‎Senior Director of Congressional Relations, Associated General Contractors of America

MBUF Mythbusters Panel

MBUF Mythbusters 2017:  The “Whys and Hows…..”

  • Pat Jones, Executive Director, IBTTA, Moderator
  • Ed Regan, Senior Vice President, CDM Smith
  • Lou Neudorff, ‎Principal Technologist, CH2M
  • William Chernicoff, Manager of Energy & Environmental Research, Toyota
  • Larry Yermarck, Strategic Advisor, Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Ed Kussy, Partner, Nossaman

Closing Remarks

  • H.E. The Honourable Tim Groser, New Zealand Ambassador to the United States
  • Peter J. “Jack” Basso, Chair, MBUFA


MBUFA Conference Reception




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