Intercity Travel Conference



Toronto/Victoria Ballroom

7:00 – 8:00
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome
8:15 – 9:50  Steel, Rail, Rubber and Roads: The evolution of intercity passenger travel in Ontario            

  • Corina Moore, President and CEO, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
  • Doug Switzer, President and CEO, Ontario Motor Coach Association/Motor Coach Canada
  • Paul Nimigon, Vice President - Rail and Transit Division, WSP Canada Group

Panel moderated by:
Brendon Hemily, Principal, Hemily and Associates Transit Consultants

9:50 – 10:25 Getting on Track: Lessons from the USA                                   

  • Tim HoeffnerDirector, Office of Rail, Michigan Department of Transportation
10:25 – 10:45
10:45 – 12:30 Working on the Railroad: Lessons from Europe                                                              

Panel (with Tim Hoeffner) moderated by:
Martin Collier, Founder, Transport Futures

12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:10 Ontario's High Speed Rail Aspirations: Transforming mobility, connecting communities and fostering regional economic growth and development                                       

14:10 – 14:40 New Directions: Advancing Southwestern Ontario’s Public Transportation Opportunities           

14:40 – 15:30 P3 Complexities: Alternative delivery models for rail and road infrastructure                  

  • Derrick ToigoExecutive Vice-President, Civil - Roads and Transit, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Mark Platteel, General Counsel, ACS Infrastructure Canada

Panel moderated by:
Steve Spencer, Director of Marketing, Communications and Government Relations, 407 ETR

    15:30 – 15:50
    15:50 – 16:50 Intercity Crystal Ball: Full speed ahead for customers?                         

    • Paul Langan, Founder, High Speed Rail Canada
    • Jim RichardsDirector, Rail Market Leader, Steer Davies Gleave
    • Corina Moore, President and CEO, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
    • Peter Crockett, Chief Administrative Officer, Oxford County

    Panel moderated by:
    Andy Manahan, Executive Director, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

    16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks