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[The Event]

The Event

The Road Ahead is an annual event combining important social, economic, and ongoing transit issues to seek out mutually beneficial solutions. The title for The Road Ahead 2018 is Connecting Stations with Their Communities. New technology continues to push us towards a more integrated transportation system, which is bringing opportunities to improve mobility and improve station connectivity. As more transportation options are revealed throughout our region, new transit stations will continue to open, and those existing will need to evolve to better accommodate all modes of travel. Stations that are integrated with their communities help to connect travelers, innovate operations, improve and utilize infrastructure more efficiently, and better meet personal mobility needs.
The Road Ahead attracts a variety of different communities, including elected officials, policy makers, private developers, and transportation industry leaders. The presentation elicits animated dialog from panelists who have a passion for accessing the benefits of transit-oriented developments in the Denver area.

WHAT: The Road Ahead 2018: Connecting Stations with Their communities. The fourteenth annual seminar
featuring presentations, a panel discussion and invitation only luncheon.

WHO: Over 300 attendees including: local and regional officials; state and federal government representatives; and public and private sector participants, developers, and business leaders.

WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2018. Presentations from 8am–11:15am, Invitation-only luncheon from 11:30am–12:30pm.

WHERE: University of Denver, Driscoll Ballroom.

Our Keynote

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Metro

PAULETTA TONILAS

Chief Communications Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Pauletta Tonilas is the Chief Communications Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – LA Metro. She has 30 years of experience in all facets of communications, and in her current role, oversees Metro’s Community Relations; Marketing; Public Relations; Government Relations; Customer Care; and Art and Design Programs.

Pauletta led Metro’s public education program that contributed to the successful passage of the Measure M transportation sales tax ballot measure in 2016.

Previously, she worked for the Denver Regional Transportation District as RTD’s Senior Manager of Public Relations, including all communications for the agency’s FasTracks transit expansion program. Pauletta was honored by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Colorado Chapter as the 2009 Woman of the Year.

During her career, Pauletta also served as Public Information Officer for the City of Englewood, Colorado, and spent nine years as a television news anchor and reporter. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Colorado State University, and is a Denver native.

Host Organization

Transportation Solutions Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the availability and use of transportation choices to improve traffic, air quality, health and economy for businesses and residents in the Denver area. The organization provides leadership, education and outreach in the southeast metro Denver area and provides a wide array of transportation services to businesses, residents, employers, commuters, institutions and neighborhoods, partnering with both public and private-sector organizations. Successful projects include creating the B-Line shuttle, which has since been incorporated into RTD’s regular transit system, developing a Transportation Center at the University of Denver, and partnering with the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and other local Transportation Management Associations to launch Way to Go, a regional campaign to encourage people to drive alone less.

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Transportation Solutions Board of Directors

Board Chair
Bill James
James Real Estate Services

Secretary/Treasurer
Chris Nevitt
City of Denver

Past Chair
George Thorn
Mile High Development

Board Members
Barbara Metzger
Community Representative

Scott Caldwell
Lincoln Property Company

Wave Dreher
AAA Colorado

Bill Elfenbein
Cherry Creek Steering Committee

Susan Daggett
Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute

Chad King
University of Denver

Doris Rigoni
Glendale City Council

Kendra Black
Denver City Council District 4

Mary Beth Susman
Denver City Council District 5

Paul Kashmann
Denver City Council District 6

Jolon Clark
Denver City Council District 7

Wayne New
Denver City Council District 10

Kate Williams
RTD Board of Directors, District A

Stuart Anderson
Executive Director