Carlton Thomas, CAPP (Ret.)

Board Chair at the International Association of Transportation Regulators

Carlton started his career in the Transportation field in 1988 with the City of Baton Rouge (La.) Public Works Department. After working nearly 20 years with the Austin Transportation Department, he ultimately landed with the City of Austin’s Aviation Department as the Airport Landside Access Manager. Carlton’s experience includes development, management, and administration of regulatory enforcement and parking programs and program development with the Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport’s Landside Operations group. In 2014, Carlton was named IATR’s Regulator of the Year for outstanding service and commitment to his city and the industry and he is currently the Board Chair of the IATR Board of Directors. Carlton is a veteran of the United States Army who studied Civil Engineering at Louisiana State University, and Business Administration at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.

After 33 years of public service Carlton made the decision to retire, and now he spends his time with his family, especially his four grandsons, traveling, and making TikToks.”


Thursday, September 28, 2023

  10:00 – 11:30 am  

Location TBA

Plenary Session 1 Global Regulator Spotlight (Star Trek) – Modernization Exemplars   
Transportation regulators from around the world will convene to discuss their projects and initiatives, with a particular emphasis on jurisdictions which have or are undergoing regulatory modernization.  Exemplars in the areas of fare and meter regulation, mobility data management, sustainability, equity and access will be presented.  An emphasis will be placed on how regulatory barriers to innovation, including unnecessary regulations, bureaucratic processes, as well as regulatory standardization, can be achieved. Moderator: Carlton ThomasBoard Chair, International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) Panelists TBA

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