Wednesday, November 14, 2012
 
12:00 - 4:00 pm | IATR Board Meeting
7:00 - 9:00 pm | Cigar Reception (An Invitation Only Event)
Location: Shelly’s Back Room | Sponsored by Cabulous and eCubed Learning
   
 
DAY 1 – Thursday, November 15, 2012
 

Morning Program: A “Day on the Hill”
Morning Coordinator: Barry Lefkowitz, MGR Inc.

A unique, behind-the-scenes meet & greet opportunity for IATR conference attendees to see “how it all happens” on Capitol Hill

Attendees got a chance to:
- Get an exclusive tour of Capitol Hill & congressional buildings
- Learn about IATR’s legislative agenda & process
- Meet congressional representatives and their staff

8:00 – 8:30 am | Buffet Breakfast | Room: Corcoran Ballroom
8:30 – 9:30 am | Keynote Speaker: Congressman Peter Roskam, House Deputy Majority Leader
- Training/Briefing Session for “A Day on the Hill”
- Information about IATR’s lobbying process and legislative agenda/bills
9:30 – 10:00 am | Transport to Capitol Hill from Four Seasons
- Transportation sponsored by: Cabconnect Inc.
10:00 – 12:30 am | Meetings with Congressional Representatives and their staff
12:30 – 1:30 am | Lunch for IATR Delegates at Congressional Cafeteria
1:30 – 2:00 am | Transport from Capitol Hill to Four Seasons
- Transportation sponsored by: Cabconnect Inc.
  Afternoon Program: Concurrent Workshops by our Sponsors
Afternoon Coordinators: IATR Board Member, John Scott and IATR Past President, Malachi Hull
 

2:00 -2:15 pm

 

Introduction to Concurrent

2:15 - 3:00 pm
3:15 - 4:00 pm
4:15 - 5:00 pm

Frias Transportation Infrastructure

Workshops led by 6 Platinum Plus Sponsors The Missing Link – How Consumer Technology Can be Integrated With the Regulatory System

2:15 - 3:00 pm
3:15 - 4:00 pm
4:15 - 5:00 pm

Verifone Transportation System

Regulatory Enforcement Tools Using PCI compliant In-Vehicle Credit card Acceptance.

2:15 - 3:00 pm
3:15 - 4:00 pm
4:15 - 5:00 pm

VerifEye Technologies

Safety Camera Programs – What Works, What Doesn’t

2:15 - 3:00 pm
3:15 - 4:00 pm
4:15 - 5:00 pm

Cab Connect Inc.

How to Leverage Data, Information and Knowledge in the Taxi Industry.

2:15 - 3:00 pm
3:15 - 4:00 pm
4:15 - 5:00 pm

Get Taxi

Get Taxi: Transformation without Disruption.

2:15 - 3:00 pm
3:15 - 4:00 pm
4:15 - 5:00 pm

Nissan North America Inc.

Nissan’s All-New Purpose Built Taxis

 

6:30 - 10:00 | Welcoming Reception Gala including Exhibits, Vehicle Displays & Sponsor Recognition

| Location: Swedish Embassy (House of Sweden is located in Georgetown on 2900 K Street NW Washington, DC 20007

Welcoming Remarks by:
| Matthew W. Daus, IATR President
| Mr. Ron Linton, Conference Host & Chairman DC Taxicab Commission

 

  DAY 2 – Friday, November 16, 2012
 

 Day 2 Moderator – Professor Matthew W. Daus

8:00 - 5:00 pm | Poster Sessions | Room: Foyer
- Authors of research papers will be available to discuss projects on display as posters.
8:30 – 8:45 am | Welcoming remarks from Mayor Vincent Gray, District of Columbia
8:45 – 9:30 am | Session 1: “There’s an App for That!”
| Moderator – Professor Matthew W. Daus
Overview of international and U.S. developments, regulatory and legal issues surrounding the introduction and proliferation of new smartphone app technology for taxicabs and limousines, and the presentation of draft IATR App committee model regulations.
9:30 – 10:45 am | Session 2A: IATR Model Smartphone App Regulations – International Forum
Presentations by various industry stakeholders, technology companies and regulators will address current ground transportation smartphone app regulatory developments, issues and innovations. Topics covered will include legal and regulatory responses, taximeter security and standards (the “taximeters of tomorrow”), electronic hailing and the impact of new technologies on transportation mode distinctions and definitions. Each panelist and the audience will be asked to respond to and comment on the IATR’s model regulations, with the focus of this session being the issuance of rules to be considered for enactment in jurisdictions around the world. The guiding principles of this session will be to provide stakeholder input to address and embrace new smartphone technology while ensuring safety and customer service standards, as well as fair competition.| Technology & Industry Stakeholders:
1. Jeremy Phillips, TaxiMagic;
2. Jing Wang Herman, Get Taxi 3. Jay Bregman, Hailo;
4. Mark James, Frias Transportation Infrastructure;
5. Ramon Martinez, Texas Taxi;
6. Steve Humphreys, Cabulous;
7. William Rouse, Taxi, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA).
11:00 – 12:00 pm | Session 2B - Regulator Perspectives | Room: Corcoran Ballroom
Key Regulators will provide contextual presentations in response to a number of issues raised by the industry stakeholders.
| Regulator Presenters:
- John Mason, Director, Taxi and Private Hire Transport for London
- John Barton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST);
- Don Onwiler, National Conference of Weights and Measures
12:00 – 1:30 pm | Lunch, State of IATR Address and Keynote Speaker
| State of the IATR Address by President Matthew W. Daus, Esq.
| Keynote Speaker: General Counsel Robert S. Rivkin,
United States Department of Transportation
Mr. Rivkin is counsel to Secretary Ray LaHood and serves as the Department’s Chief Legal Officer, with authority to resolve all legal questions concerning the Department’s policies and programs and its over 55,000 employees and $78 billion budget. He will be addressing IATR delegates with updateds to key legislative initiatives.
1:30 – 2:30 pm | Session 2C - Public Hearing on Model Regulations
| Room: Corcoran Ballroom
The IATR App Committee members will be sitting as “Commission Members” who will preside over a public hearing as conference delegates give 3-minute depositions on the draft model regulation.
| IATR App Committee Representatives/Panel:
- Mark Cohen, Boston Police Department - Tom Drischler, City of Los Angeles
- David Yassky, New York City TLC - Benoit Jugand, City of Montreal
- Tom Downey, City and County of Denver - Carlton Thomas, City of Austin
- John Scott, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
2:30 – 4:00 pm | Session 3: Payment Processing 3.0 - The Next Generation - Payment Processing
Innovations for Taxicabs and Limousines | Room: Corcoran
| Moderator: Ira J. Goldstein, Executive Director, NY Black Car Fund
(Former NYC TLC Chief of Staff)
A review of the history, origins and development of ground transportation credit and debit card processing. The evolution of processing logistics and integration will be explored - from the limousine service industry’s digital dispatch systems of the 1990s, to NYC’s Taxicab Passenger Enhancement Program (T-PEP) in the 2000s, and its international taxicab expansion into other cities, and cross pollination to come full circle back to the future with luxury sedan and limousine industry smartphone apps. This session will provide a primer on the complicated world of credit and debit card processing, including interchange rates and processing fees, security standards and innovative new technologies that integrate with smartphones, pads, location based advertising and taximeter/dispatch technology. Costs, fees and who should pay will be explored, along with unique regulatory policymaking initiatives.
| Regulators: | Technology Providers:
- Christiane Hayashi, San Francisco; - Amos Tamam, VeriFone;
- Ashwini Chhabra, New York City TLC; - Jesse Davis, Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT)
4:00 – 4:45 pm | Session 4: IATR Peer Review - Benefits of Membership
| Room: Corcoran Ballroom
| Moderator: Karen Cameron, Executive Director, IATR
An overview of 2011 - 2012 success stories, IATR related regulator services, and an open forum on how IATR staff can help its members accomplish their goals. IATR peer review and regulatory support work in Thunder Bay, Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Chicago will be discussed and explored.
Case Study: Thunder Bay, Ontario;
6:00 – 10:00 pm | Dinner, Music and Entertainment | Featuring a Live Band “Invitation” with special performance by “The Rockin’ Regulators” | Location: Seasons Restaurant
| Awards Ceremony (Awards will be presented by Prof. Matthew W. Daus, Esq.)
- Driver of the Year
- Regulator of the Year
| Event Sponsors:
| Cocktails by: VerifEye Technologies
| Dinner by: Creative Mobile Technologies
| Entertainment by: Cabulous
  DAY 3 – Saturday, November 17, 2012
 

Moderator – Dr. James Cooper, Co-Chair IATR Academic Research Committee

 
8:00 - 5:00 pm | Poster Sessions
Authors of research papers will be available to discuss projects on display as posters.
8:30 - 10:30 pm | Session 5: IATR Academic Research Agenda Update
| Room: Corcoran Ballroom
| Moderator: Academic Research Committee Co-Chair Dr. James Cooper
An update will be presented on research work being conducted by members of the IATR committee, in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board and the Taxi Research Network. (Research Paper Abstract Presentations)
| Session presentations:
  • - Opening Presentation: Informing policy, informed assessment: research advances,
    in technology, assessment, form and sustainability by
    Dr. James M Cooper, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
  • - Economics of Taxi Transport, Asset management and Mobility
    Dr Yousif Mohammed Al Ali
    Dubai Taxi Corporation, Roads & Transport Authority, Government of Dubai, UAE
  • - Using Actual Data to Regulate Taxicab Services by Dr. Ray Mundy, Director,
    Tennessee Transport and Logistics Foundation, University of Missouri at St Louis
  • - Market data and knowledge, delivering in the role of the taxi regulator providing a
    public service by Dr. Roger Teal, DemandTrans Solutions, Wilmette, IL
  • - Tolls and Taxi - evidence of fraud? by Jonathan Peters, CUNY
  • - Live GPS data: understanding asymmetric demand for mode choice planning in taxi by David King, Columbia University
11:00 – 12:00 pm | Session 6: NIOSH Final Report - The Effectiveness of Taxicab Security Cameras in Reducing Homicide Rates among Taxicab Drivers
| Presenters from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health:
- Cammie Chaumont Menendez, PhD, MPH, MS, Epidemiologist
- Shengke Zeng, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineer (Research), Protective
Technology Branch, Division of Safety Research,
The final report of a multi-year study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the IATR will be presented, identifying findings and recommendations with respect to the use of partitions and/or in-vehicle security cameras, their deterrent effect and overall effectiveness in preventing crimes and injuries against taxicab drivers.
12:00 – 2:00 pm | Luncheon | Room: Corcoran Ballroom
| Keynote Speaker: Prof. Allan Fels, Chairman of the Australian State of Victoria Taxi
Industry Inquiry, will talk about the status of the major industry over-haul designed to put customers first.
| Taxis on Patrol and Driver Education Program Update, TLPA
| 2013 St. Louis Conference Preview (Joint AGTA/IATR Conference):
Lou Hamilton & Dr. Ray Mundy