Workshop A – Your Brain on Contracts: Overcoming Diverse Cognitive Biases in P3 Contracts and their Management

Apr 29, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm

Speakers

Robert Pattison
Senior Vice President, Dispute Resolution
Infrastructure Ontario

Workshop B – Delivering Transformation: Transit Projects as City Builder

Apr 29, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Speakers

Edna Cuvin
Program Manager, Transit Design and Development
City of Toronto

Robert Bjerke
Director of Policy Planning
City of Brampton

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:30
Registration Opens, Refreshments Served
8:30
Opening Comments from the Co-Chair
8:40
Updates from the Ministry of Infrastructure
9:45
Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan – Predicting Transit in 2041
10:30
Morning Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:
11:00
York Region Rapid Transit’s Efforts to Find Funding to Close the Infrastructure Gap
11:45
Leveraging Integrated Planning Strategies to Attract Demographics and Encourage Ridership
12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:30
Choosing the Right Type of Transit for Your Municipality
2:15
Making Your Project a Success: Leveraging the Hamilton LRT Experience
3:00
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:
3:30
The Great Debate: Which Procurement Model is the Best Choice for You?
4:15
Exploring the Role of Airports and Ground Transportation Hubs
5:00
Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:45
Registration Opens, Refreshments Served
8:30
Opening Comments from the Co-Chair
8:45
Overcoming Challenges and Managing Risk in Transit P3s
9:15
Mobility as a Service: Competition or Silver Bullet for First/Last Mile Use
10:00
Moving from Transit Provider to Mobility Manager
10:30
Morning Refreshment Break
11:00
How Dayton Regional Transit Authority is Working to Offer Customers a Seamless, Inclusive, Cashless MaaS Platform by 2020
11:45
Coordinating Project Construction with Stakeholders
12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:30
How Ottawa is Tackling the Next Steps of Project Expansion: Confederation Line LRT Stage 2
2:15
Optimizing Existing Transit Service and Managing Network Operations
3:00
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:15
Flexibility in the Face of Political Change: How Surrey is Adapting from LRT to SkyTrain Technology
4:00
Effective Public Engagement Strategies to Secure Support for Your Transit Systems
4:45
Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:30
Registration Opens, Refreshments Served
8:30
Opening Comments from the Co-Chair
8:40
Updates from the Ministry of Infrastructure
Stephen Lecce

MPP Stephen Lecce
Parliamentary Assistant
Ministry of Infrastructure, Government of Canada

Marc Fortin

Marc Fortin
Associate Deputy Minister – Programs Operations Branch
Infrastructure Canada

  • Understand the Ministry of Infrastructure’s priorities
  • Gain insight into funding mechanisms in the pipeline

9:45
Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan – Predicting Transit in 2041
Leslie Woo

Leslie Woo
Chief Planning and Development Officer
Metrolinx

  • Leveraging fare card data, how it can be used to measure and forecast demand
  • Other sources of data used in long-term decision-making for the Greater Golden Horseshoe transit area
  • Use of AI in transit planning, for example, as a tool to forecast public reaction to route planning, changes and construction

10:30
Morning Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:
11:00
York Region Rapid Transit’s Efforts to Find Funding to Close the Infrastructure Gap
Michael Cheong

Michael Cheong
Chief Financial Officer
York Region Rapid Transit Co

  • Unsolicited or alliance contracting models beyond traditional P3
  • Motivating and incentivizing the private sector to come in and work with the government
  • Leveraging government funding (PTIF) effectively to solve the infrastructure funding gap
  • Pursuing transit oriented development solutions to provide alternative ways to fund and finance transit infrastructure
  • Impact of the ‘new’ conservative provincial government, especially on operations costs

11:45
Leveraging Integrated Planning Strategies to Attract Demographics and Encourage Ridership
Matthias Sweet

Matthias Sweet
Co-Director Transform Lab, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning
Ryerson University

Stephen Hollinger

Stephen Hollinger
Design Chief Infrastructure and Development (Acting)
York Region Rapid Transit Co

  • Transit systems across North America are not capturing riders. Why is ridership declining? Why is no one coming to the party?
  • Working with developers through land use conversations that enable working and living close to station
  • Making transit accessible
  • Aligning traditional transit with new systems, such as feeder bus services to LRT

12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:30
Choosing the Right Type of Transit for Your Municipality
Chris MacKechnie

Chris MacKechnie
Public Transit Service Planner
Long Beach Transit

  • Considerations in demographics and density required for a given system, as well as the feeder systems required
  • Tapping into studies and numbers that help generate public buy-in for less well perceived, but cost effective solutions (typically BRT)
  • Capacity in LRT vs affordability of BRT
  • Differentiating between short term and long term solutions: BRT now, Rail later?

2:15
Making Your Project a Success: Leveraging the Hamilton LRT Experience
Kris Jacobson

Kris Jacobson
Director, LRT Project Office
City of Hamilton

  • Lessons learned by the municipality for using AFP during the first-time DBFOM process
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of delivery models and working with project partners
  • Evaluating past decisions and whether they would be made differently with hindsight

3:00
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:
3:30
The Great Debate: Which Procurement Model is the Best Choice for You?

Matti Siemiatycki
Interim Director, School of Cities & Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Program in Planning
University of Toronto

  • Developing a risk transfer model that is acceptable to all parties: balancing the reputational risk of the owner with the financial risk of the builder
  • Allowing innovation within the project scope while maintaining a fair and transparent process
  • Comparing approaches municipalities have taken, and their lessons learned and experience with a given model
  • Building partially funded projects open to expansion at a later date; then, best practices for adapting F, O, or M components to changing capital

4:15
Exploring the Role of Airports and Ground Transportation Hubs

  • Contribution to growth and employment
  • Understanding the emerging role of airports as catalysts to the development of public transit links
  • Insights into airport hub projects across Canada

5:00
Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:45
Registration Opens, Refreshments Served
8:30
Opening Comments from the Co-Chair

Andrew Macklin
Editorial Director
ReNew Canada

8:45
Overcoming Challenges and Managing Risk in Transit P3s
Mark Romoff

Mark Romoff
President and CEO
Canadian Council for Public Private Partnership

This session will provide a deeper examination of the questions that have arisen as the transit sector evolves into the largest asset class utilizing the P3 model in Canada.

  • Has risk transfer gone too far?
  • Are there better ways to manage utility risk?
  • Is there enough private finance in deals to get the long-term benefits P3s promise?

9:15
Mobility as a Service: Competition or Silver Bullet for First/Last Mile Use
Josipa Petrunic

Josipa Petrunic
Executive Director and CEO
Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

  • Impact of ridesharing apps on transit today, anticipated impact in the future
  • How advancements in MaaS technologies, like autonomous vehicles will change transit opportunities and accessibility
  • First/Last mile solutions when ridesharing is not an option
  • Publicly funded vs private funded mobility as a service: will private sector find solutions without public funding
  • Shifting from linear transit to ‘transit on demand’

10:00
Moving from Transit Provider to Mobility Manager

Josh Colle
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Advisory
Ernst & Young

The rapidly shifting mobility landscape will force cities and public transit agencies to shift their traditional focus and service delivery models. New mobility options, changing user expectations, emerging technologies, and potential partnerships will present challenges and opportunities that transit providers can only address by renewing their business and governance models. Will governments get ahead of this wave or be swamped by it?

10:30
Morning Refreshment Break
11:00
How Dayton Regional Transit Authority is Working to Offer Customers a Seamless, Inclusive, Cashless MaaS Platform by 2020
Brandon Policicchio

Brandon Policicchio
Chief Customer and Business Development Officer
Dayton RTA (Ohio)

  • Overcoming the challenges of integrating fixed route, bike share, TNC, taxi, paratransit and other demand response services
  • Developing parameters for and selecting a fare payment solution that supports a cashless, MaaS platform
  • Lessons learned from the process thus far and advice for municipalities in hindsight

11:45
Coordinating Project Construction with Stakeholders
Paul Collins

Paul Collins
Director, Utilities, Capital Projects Group
Metrolinx

  • Lessons learned of coordinating with utility companies
  • Considering the externalities of transit projects: traffic congestion, business implications, other development pressures
  • Determining the ‘real cost’ of a transit project to surrounding neighborhoods
  • Reconciling the interest of all parties with vested interest in the same place, at the same time
  • Resolving competing transit development objectives in the case of multiple simultaneous projects

12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:30
How Ottawa is Tackling the Next Steps of Project Expansion: Confederation Line LRT Stage 2
Simon Dupuis

Simon Dupuis
Manager Procurement and Funding
City of Ottawa

Building on last year’s presentation, this session will discuss steps taken by the City of Ottawa in the past year to anticipate and resolve major challenges of expanding a P3 project. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Systems integration
  • Efficiency of maintenance term
  • Market capacity and interest
  • Vehicle fleet continuity
  • Financing and funding

2:15
Optimizing Existing Transit Service and Managing Network Operations
David Kuperman

David Kuperman
Manager, Surface Transit Projects | Acting Manager, Operational Planning & Policy, Transportation Services
City of Toronto

  • Increasing ridership, while stabilizing operations and service costs
  • Implementing transit priority measures and evaluating the results (i.e. King Street Transit Pilot Project)
  • Shifting to more sustainable transportation modes, where feasible

3:00
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:15
Flexibility in the Face of Political Change: How Surrey is Adapting from LRT to SkyTrain Technology
Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith
General Manager, Engineering
City of Surrey

  • Adjusting project timelines and budgets; opportunities and challenges
  • Lessons learned from ‘going back to the drawing board’
  • Next steps for the City of Surrey

4:00
Effective Public Engagement Strategies to Secure Support for Your Transit Systems

TJ Flynn
Rapid Transit Manager of Community Relations
Region of Waterloo

  • Strategies to get public buy in on projects and reaching those who are uninterested
  • Communicating who is the decision-maker on a project and who is responsible for it
  • Leveraging positive messaging, such as the employment opportunities of a transit project, benefits and revenue projections

4:45
Conference Concludes

Workshop A – Your Brain on Contracts: Overcoming Diverse Cognitive Biases in P3 Contracts and their Management

Apr 29, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm

$495

Speakers

Robert Pattison
Senior Vice President, Dispute Resolution
Infrastructure Ontario

What is it about?

(Registration opens at 8:30 am)

Urban transit P3 projects are fiendishly complex. Project teams include experts from a variety of specialist disciplines including planning,vengineering, architecture, operations, finance, legal, and management. Stakeholders include riders as well as various levels of government, utilities, regulators, neighboring business owners and local residents. Naturally, a large number of interests arise for these players. First, it is challenging to identify all stakeholder needs and address their wants during drafting of procurement documents and project agreements; then to enforce these contracts during the delivery phase.

This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of conceptual tools which will assist to reconcile and give effect to these needs and wants. Participants will be introduced to concepts such as:

  • Signal v Noise – Is “Broken Telephone” universal?
  • The science of incomplete information – Using game theory to Identify players, actions, and outcomes
  • Set theory and formal logic: Say what you mean, mean what you say
  • Mental models and cognitive biases: What’s a chicken?
  • Complexity: Round trip travel times and Feigenbaum’s first constant
  • English Usage: Don’t even get me started on the comma
  • I am wrong 55 to 60% of the time: Ego, defensiveness and dispute resolution

 

* A light lunch will be served to those attending both Workshops A & B.

Workshop B – Delivering Transformation: Transit Projects as City Builder

Apr 29, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

$495

Speakers

Edna Cuvin
Program Manager, Transit Design and Development
City of Toronto

Robert Bjerke
Director of Policy Planning
City of Brampton

What is it about?

(Registration opens at 12:30 pm)

In this workshop, you are invited to a candid conversation about how transit project delivery is priming urban growth. It is a privilege to participate in delivering improved access to transit and influence the transformation of our city. The scale of transit projects shape our urban fabric and, ultimately, the way we live for decades to come. Hence, it is a legacy that requires bold yet thoughtful actions. In the context of changing transit delivery parameters, we will consider…

  • The way that transit delivery is changing our typical approaches
  • The long-term planning implications of decisions being made and the unknowns
  • The importance of clarity, alignment, and consistency in planning policies and processes that determine predictability of positive outcomes
  • The value of maintaining champions, partnerships, and alliances in achieving long-term goals
  • The mind sets and skill sets critical to surviving and thriving in the transit project delivery environment
  • Taking into account policy trends at the municipal, provincial and federal level, especially as related to funding
  • Aligning your transit plans internally with overarching community goals
  • Engaging with the public and including their input

 

* A light lunch will be served to those attending both Workshops A & B.