St. Louis, MO | September 22 - 25, 2013 Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 South Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri, 63102, USA

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Day 1 - Monday, September 23, 2013
 

Theme: “Airport Authorities and Regulators: Our Common Goals”
| Morning Program Attire: Business Casual

9:15 – 9:45 am | Ballpark Conference Center
Plenary Session 1: “Airports as Regulators” | YouTube Video
Moderators: Professor Matthew W. Daus, Esq. and Ray Mundy, AGTA Executive Director | Download Presentation

The results and analysis of a joint IATR/AGTA member survey will be released, including a comparison of airport operator versus transportation regulator rules and mandates. Overlaps, contradictions, gaps and fee issues will be compared and contrasted.

9:45 – 10:30 | Ballpark Conference Center
Plenary Session 2:
“Love and Marriage – Regulators and Airport Landside Managers in Committed Relationships.”
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Moderators: Professor Matthew W. Daus, Esq. and Ray Mundy, AGTA Executive Director
- Tom Drischler, Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation | Download Presentation
- Yousuf Abdulla Al Madani, Director of Customer Service & Call Centre, TransAd, Abu Dhabi | Download Presentation
- Ajith Stephen, Business Development Consultant, TransAd, Abu Dhabi | Download Presentation
- Larry Bower, Operations Manager, Salt Lake City Department of Airports | Download Presentation

This session will feature regulators and Airport Landside Managers who have longstanding and close working relationships. They will deliver joint presentations on ground transportation problems or issues they have tackled together, and how they were able to build consensus and enable two different and multi-faceted agencies to work together to solve problems and/or enhance services through joint initiatives.

11:00 – 12:30 pm | Ballpark Conference Center
Plenary Session 3: Independent Contractor Legal Panel | YouTube Video
Moderator: Ray Mundy, AGTA Executive Director
Panelists:
- Pasqualino Russo, Esq., Special Counsel at Windels Marx and former NYC TLC Chief Judge | Download Presentation
- William Stein, Labor Attorney, Epstein Becker Greene, Los Angeles | Download Presentation
- James N. Foster, Jr., Labor Attorney, McMahon Berger, St. Louis | Download Presentation

The predominant business model of independent contractors has implications for customer experience, driver equity, and industry profitability, and has come under media scrutiny and legal challenge. AGTA and IATR will assemble a legal panel to debate the basis for these challenges and some likely outcomes, and will discuss what role – if any - airport administrators and regulators play in such matters.

12:30 – 1:45 | Lindberg Room
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
- State of the IATR Address - IATR President Matthew W. Daus, Esq. | YouTube Video
- Keynote Speaker: Gregory D. Winfree, Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation | YouTube Video

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Market Street Room
AGTA Breakout Session (4a) | Airport Franchise Model(s) for Ground Transportation Taxis, Limos, and Shared Ride
Facilitator: John McCarthy, President, GO Airport Express

Airport shared ride van service is traditionally provided though a concession agreement. The benefits of
these concessions to the airport, the operator, and the airline travelling public will be highlighted in this
discussion of how these concessions can be improved for all parties involved.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Broadway I
AGTA Breakout Session (4b) | Permits and Fees (Airports and Regulators)
Facilitator: Dawn Huddleston, Commercial Roadway Mgr Portland International Airport

Most North American airports are, by law, to be self-supporting and thus the need to recover costs of operations which include the costs of maintaining and managing commercial roadways. Examples of how this is done and typical goals of an airport fee structure will be the primary discussion in this breakout.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Broadway II
AGTA Breakout Session (4c) | Charging Hotels for Operating an Off-Airport Parking Facility
Facilitator: Eric Hudak, Manager Landside Operations, Minneapolis-St Paul Int’l Airport

The practice of hotels, restaurants, and even private individuals close to the airport of setting up commercial off-airport parking operations with no business arrangement with the airport is growing and of concern to airport officials and legitimate off-airport parking operators. What airports are doing about this emerging practice and what should be done will be the focus of this breakout.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 1
IATR Breakout Session (4d) | Analytical Modelling 101:
Presenters:
- Prof. James Cooper, Director, Taxi Research Partners Ltd. | Download Presentation
- Roger Teal, Ph.D. President, DemandTrans, Inc. | Download Presentation

An unprecedented wave of review and reform has regulators looking for methodologies to test assumptions and possible regulatory scenarios based on local market conditions. This session will explain how modelling works:
(a) the state and use of data;
(b) methodologies for on-street surveys; and
(c) how to develop and analyze the scenarios.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 2
IATR Breakout Session (4e) | Passenger Safety and Security Act (PASS Act)
Facilitator: Barry Lefkowitz, President, Management and Government Resources, Inc. | Download Presentation

An overview of the status of IATR legislation (H.R. 2596) providing for national criminal background check access for regulators, and a strategy/planning meeting

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 3
IATR Breakout Session (4f) | IATR Platinum Sponsor Flywheel - Legal Approaches for Mobile Apps
Presenters:
- Steve Humphreys, CEO, Flywheel
- Alex Shartsis, VP Business Development, Flywheel

Uber just raised over $300,000,000 at a valuation higher than publicly traded Yelp. Flywheel just raised $15,000,000 to go head to head with them, and is here to break it all down for you. Why are the world’s smartest investors backing mobile apps for taxis, livery and limos? What’s different now than back in 2009 when David Pogue begged TaxiMagic to come to New York - on IATR’s stage? Walk away with detailed understanding of how mobile apps - both legal and illegal - operate, how some can legally improve the lives of your citizens, and what you can do about them.

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Market Street Room
AGTA Breakout (5a) | Jurisdictional Issues Between Airports and Regulators
Robert Bergeron, Transportation Operations Manager, DFW International Airport

An airport often finds itself with ground transportation services which are regulated by several cities they serve – each with their own regulatory policies. One of the nation’s largest airports, Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport is one such facility. This breakout will focus on what airport officials are attempting to do to be the catalyst for area-wide regulations that encompass several cities.

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Broadway I
AGTA Breakout (5a) | Defending the use of Independent Contractor Drivers
Ray Mundy, Ph.D; Barriger Endowed Professor of Transportation, UMSL

Due to the nature of the service to be provided, much of the ground transportation provided at North American airports is provided by independent contractor drivers. Many airport concessions are structured around the independent contractor model due to the flexibility this model provides for the company and the individual driver. This model is now under severe scrutiny as some workers, federal, and state officials seek to reclassify such workers as employees. What cooperation is necessary between airports, cities, and ground operators
will be the focus of this breakout discussion.

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Broadway II
AGTA Breakout (5c) | Setting Up an AutoGas Propane Station at Your Airport Operation
Facilitator: Chris Groome, President, Groome Transportation

While numerous federal and state agencies ponder and promote alternative fuels with off and on again subsidies, some airport ground transportation operators have simply gone ahead and converted their fleets setting up their own refueling stations. Such will be the topic and discussion of this presentation of how to do it and what are the pitfalls operators and regulators should look out for.

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 1
IATR Breakout Session (5d) | Model Regulations for Smartphone Apps – Workshop
Facilitator: Pasqualino Russo, Esq., Special Counsel at Windels Marx and former NYC TLC Chief Judge | Download Presentation

In response to the influx of smartphone applications (“apps”) in ground transportation, IATR President Matthew W. Daus empaneled a Smartphone Apps Committee to research and examine the regulatory issues related to apps and draft proposed Model Regulations. The proposed regulations were the subject of an unprecedented international public hearing held at the IATR 25th Anniversary Conference in November 2012. In the subsequent comment period, regulators and industry stakeholders have provided feedback to ensure a balanced and uniform standard adaptable to most, if not all, jurisdictions, with each sector having a defined role in the for-hire industry, substantially reducing or eliminating the gray areas, loopholes and unfair crossmarket competition. This workshop will coincide with the release of the final version of the Model Regulations, and will be led by regulators to discuss coordinating a national and international strategy for implementation of regulations to bring order to the app universe – with actual drafting, commitments and dedicated resources being devoted to action and advocacy.

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 2
IATR Breakout Session (5e) | IATR Regulatory Fact Book Workshop
Sponsored by the IATR Academic and Research Committee
Presenters:
- Prof. James Cooper, Director, Taxi Research Partners Ltd.
- Prof. Dan Hara, President, Hara Associates Inc.
- Karen Cameron, Executive Director, IATR

As a new value-added member service, IATR has committed to producing a Regulatory Fact Book. IATR’s Academic Research Committee will seek input from regulators and other stakeholders as to both the topics, outline and methodology for data collection to produce a draft outline for the report and implementation plan to be shared with all conference attendees before closure of the conference;

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 3
IATR Breakout Session(5f) | NIOSH Report Briefing
- Facilitator: James Ney, Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab & Limousine Division & IATR Director
- Presenter: Cammie Chaumont Menendez, PhD, MPH, MS Epidemiologist, CDC/NIOSH/DSR | Download Presentation

A presentation of the final report of the research paper prepared by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health analyzing the effectiveness of partitions (safety shields) and in-vehicle security cameras in preventing crimes against taxicab and limousine drivers. The report makes comments about experience in mandated and non-mandated cities, and will allow for discussion about next steps in applying the lessons learned.

 
DAY 2 – Tuesday, September 24, 2013
 

Theme: “Big Data” for Regulators and Airport Landside Managers – Technology, App Management, Ridesharing, Performance Management, and Fact-Based Policy-Making | Morning Program Attire: Business Casual

8:30 – 8:45 am | Ballpark Conference Center
TLPA Update and “Taxis On Patrol” Program
Presenters:
- Al Lagasse, TLPA Executive Director | Download Presentation
- Larry L. Stevenson, Director of Safety & Public Affairs, Dept. of Excise & Licenses, City & County of Denver

9:00 – 10:30 am | Ballpark Conference Center
Plenary Session 6: IATR Model Regulation Update – The Impact of Apps and Ridesharing on Regulators and Airport Concession Agreements | YouTube Video
Moderators: Professor Matthew W. Daus, Esq. and Ray Mundy, AGTA Executive Director
Panelists:
- Blair Davies, Australia Taxi Industry Association
- Jay Bregman, HAILO
- Steve Humphreys, CEO, Flywheel
- William Rouse, TLPA President
- Abubaker Azam, Landside Director, San Francisco International Airport | Download Presentation
- Richard Antonacci, Executive Vice President, Signature Financial

Stakeholders who have worked to address rogue apps and ridesharing on their premises, will share their experiences in addressing app and ridesharing proliferation in their jurisdictions. Discussion will take place on the implementation by regulators of the IATR’s model regulations, and how regulators can work together with Airport Landside Managers to allow for new technology that is safe and efficient.

11:00 – 12:30 | Ballpark Conference Center
Plenary Session 7: Technology Transportation Debate – “Big Data” For Regulators And Airports; Managing Drivers By Electronic Means | YouTube Video
Moderators: Professor Matthew W. Daus, Esq. and Ray Mundy, AGTA Executive Director
Panelists:
- Christiane Hayashi, San Francisco MTA
- Mark James, CEO, FTi | Download Presentation
- Lyndy Burnham, Marketing Specialist, The Hudson Group | Moving Ground Transportation Forward | Download Presentation

A San Francisco case study involving the use of software and technology products to manage transportation services and emerging app technologies, collect and analyze data, enhance enforcement and provide more cost-effective and safer ground transportation inside and outside airports will be analyzed and discussed. The concept of “Big Data” and how it can be collected and used appropriately will be explored. The session will include working groups of Airport Landside Managers and transportation regulators who will answer questions and develop a list of types of data they desire and what they would use the data for in terms of solving problems or enhancing services.

12:30 – 2:00 pm | Lindberg Room
Lunch and Luncheon Speaker
- State of the AGTA Address: David Bird, President, AGTA | Download Presentation
- Speaker: Andrew I. Gavil, Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission | Download Presentation | YouTube Video

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Market Street Room
AGTA Breakout (8a) | Results of the AGTA Survey of Airport Landside Personnel
Facilitator: Ray Mundy, Director, Center for Transportation Studies, UMSL

Every five years, AGTA surveys its membership for information on the duties, salaries, and issues facing North American Airport Landside Managers. This session will provide a summary of this report and its implications for airport ground transportation management.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Broadway I
AGTA Breakout (8b) | Airport Parking Lot Fees
Facilitator: Jack Santa, Partner, Integrity Parking

Airport parking fees are always compared among airports. This session will present the results and summary of AGTA recent survey of North American airport parking fees.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Broadway II
AGTA Breakout (8c) | Shared-Ride Ground Transportation - A Greener, More Economical, and Trouble-Free Alternative for the Airport Curb
Facilitator: Jim Gieich, Regional VP, Veolia Transportation On-Demand

Shared Ride Van service is primarily an airport entity that is often over looked in the scheme of ground transportation but it is an extremely cost effective and efficient way to move people to and from our airports with minimal impact on the environment. This presentation will review the costs and benefits of providing this airport ground transportation service which is present at almost all if not all our North American airports.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 1
IATR Breakout (8d) | “Trust in Transportation” RideIntegrity Regulator Workshop by Platinum
Sponsor FTi

RideIntegrity is a complete regulatory solution with real-time data collection and analytics and open platform integration. RideIntegrity is a solution with which regulators can both advance consumer protection and enforcement and facilitate introduction of smartphone apps and other technology into the regulated for-hirevehicle industry.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 2
IATR Breakout (8e) Model Accessible Taxi Regulation Workshop
Facilitator: Karen Cameron, Executive Director, IATR

Regulators and wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) suppliers are looking for the same thing - a minimum vehicle standard that can be adopted to promote a universal design for use in accessible and non-accessible service. This is not a new dilemma - to be successful, accessible taxis need to accommodate wheelchair customers AND traditional ambulatory taxi customers universally. The vehicles used in European cities that are considered 100% accessible do not, in fact, accommodate all of the mobility devices required by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications. If vehicles must accommodate all mobility devices, will there ever be a vehicle appropriate for accessible on-demand taxi service?

2:00 – 3:30 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 3
IATR Breakout (8f) Passenger Safety and Security Act (PASS Act
Facilitator: Barry Lefkowitz, President, Management and Government Resources, Inc. | Download Presentation

An overview of the status of IATR legislation (H.R. 2596) providing for national criminal background check access for regulators, and a strategy/planning meeting

3:30 – 5:00 pm | Market Street Room
AGTA Breakout (9a) | Transportation Apps - Are They Better at Weeding Out Bad Operators or Do They Put Unqualified Operators in Business?
Facilitator: Ray Mundy, Director, Center for Transportation Studies, UMSL

“Transportation Network Apps” as they are referred to by the California PUC are a new entry into the ground transportation industry. The focus of this presentation and discussion will be whether they are service brokers, service providers, or what? Dr. Mundy will illustrate the impact these apps can have on taxi and taxi type trips if they are permitted to exist in their current illegal forms.

3:30 – 5:00 pm | Broadway I
AGTA Breakout (9b) | Managing Driver Quality Using Independent Contract Drivers
Facilitator: Lorraine Celestino Wilde, CEO, GO-Airport Shuttle/Executive Car Service

While much of the discussion surrounding the use of independent contract drivers in ground transportation has been centered around their legal status, this session will highlight the methods, regulations, and management processes necessary for achieving and maintaining driver quality of service.

3:30 – 5:00 pm | Broadway II
AGTA Breakout (9c) | Alternative Fuels
Presenters:
- Sandy Webb, Wave Technology
- Marc Klein, Vice President, Clean Energy
- Jeff Esfeld, Dir. of Marketing, VIA Motors

Airports and cities are developing policies to lessen their carbon footprint, which often entails greater use of alternatives to the use of traditional gas and diesel fuel to power ground transportation vehicles. The use of electricity, natural gas, and alternative motor designs will be the topics of this breakout session. The latest in new developments and where they are being utilized will be discussed.

3:30 – 5:00 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 1
IATR Breakout (9d) | Crackerbarrel Session
A session where opinions are freely expressed but civility is emphasized. Join us for a free-wheeling discussion about regulatory reform initiatives and their outcomes.

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Ballpark Conference Center | Room 1
IATR Breakout Session (9e) | Model Regulations for Smartphone Apps – Workshop
Facilitator: Pasqualino Russo, Esq., Special Counsel at Windels Marx and former NYC TLC Chief Judge | Download Presentation
Repeat from session 5d.

 
DAY 3 – Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 

Theme: “The Future of Accessible Ground Transportation – Paratransit, Airports and Regulators Working Together”
| Morning Program Attire: Business Casual

9:00 – 10:30 am | Ballpark Conference Center
Session 10: The Future of Accessible Ground Transportation –Paratransit, On-demand Taxis,
Parataxis and Technology
| YouTube Video
Moderator: Karen Cameron, Executive Director, IATR
Speakers:
- Tom Moody, Head of Policy and Service Development London Taxi and Private Hire, Transport for London | Download Presentation
- Jeff Lewelling, City Of Chicago, Business Affairs & Consumer Protection-BACP | Download Presentation
- Conan Freud, COO & Deputy Commissioner, NYC TLC | Download Presentation
- Francine Crusan Garcia, Operations Administrator, Denver International Airport
- Michael Shanks, General Manager, Liberty Division - Taxis, MobilityWorks

This session will focus on attempts to break down the barriers between public and private accessible transportation services, and the role the Americans with Disabilities Act and airports play in such services. This session with provide an overview of litigation and accessible dispatch models, as well as a case study on successful business models that encourage investment in wheelchair accessible taxis.