American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Section on Transportation Policy and Administration
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 Mar 2018
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June 6-8, 2018 
Washington, D.C.
Sept 20-23, 2018
Birmingham, AL

January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C

Truitt-Felbinger Award  
The award was established in memory of Lawrence J. Truitt and Claire Felbinger, former STPA Chairs, valued colleagues, scholars, practitioners, and teachers and is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of transportation policy and administration. Some of the previous recipients were: Neilson A. "Dutch" Berthof, Aviation Director for the City of Phoenix; Former Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Mortimer L. Downey; James R. Mills, Chairman Emeritus of the San Diego Metropolitan Transportation Board; and, Scott Hercik, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Barbara Ivanov, Director of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Freight Systems Division  
Upcoming STPA Events at ASPA

Heading to Denver for ASPA? Don ' t miss these STPA events!
Friday, Mar. 9th, 1:15-2:45 pm, STPA Panel Innovative Transportation Solutions for Market and Terrorism-Based Challenges, Mineral Hall F
Friday, Mar. 9th, 3:30-5:30 pm, STPA Awards Reception & Happy Hour, Paramount Caf é , 519 16th St., Denver
Sunday, Mar. 11th, 5:15-6:15 pm, STPA Annual Board Meeting, Agate A

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Kim Day is awarded STPA's 2018 Truitt-Felbinger Award

Kim Day is the CEO of Denver International Airport (DEN), Colorado's largest economic engine and the 6th busiest airport in the United States with 1,600 flights a day to nearly 180 destinations in eight countries. She oversees making Denver competitive in the global aviation market by driving commercial and operational growth, air service development and an overarching vision for the future of DEN.
Kim's leadership and background in architecture were instrumental in completing the original vision for the airport that began more than 22 years ago for a hotel and rail connectivity. Kim spearheaded a plan for a high-end hotel connected to DEN's main terminal. In November 2015, DEN opened a 519-room Westin hotel. The hotel exceeded the most ambitious expectations in its first two years, attracting conferences, travelers and even weddings. It's location adjacent to the terminal and over a new transit center provide unparalleled connectivity for travels and locals alike.
In April 2016, commuter rail service began between DEN's new transit center and downtown Denver via the Regional Transportation District's A Line. The rail connection provided an opportunity for Transit Oriented Developments at two stations on DEN property, which attracted Panasonic Enterprise Solutions to relocate its headquarters to Denver. DEN's transit center - steps away the airport's main terminal - and its open-air plaza will have a lasting, positive impact on this airport and the region for decades to come.  
Through Kim's vision and leadership, DEN has engaged in a unique public-private partnership to overhaul the airport's main terminal. The 34-year, $1.8 billion agreement will enable the main terminal to accommodate DEN's enormous growth, reclaim its original vision as a passenger oasis, and create a new model for the modern aviation security experience. The project is set to begin construction in 2018.

SMART Begins Service Along California ' s Northern Coast

In Fall 2017, California ' s North Bay welcomed the arrival of Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART). SMART ' s arrival is the first time since 1958 that the region ' s corridor has had passenger rail service. Funded, in part, by a voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax, the SMART train provides long anticipated regional commuter service between Santa Rosa and San Rafael, with plans to provide service between Cloverdale and Larkspur.
SMART ' s 43 miles of current commuter service (and additional 27 miles planned) offers an alternative to US 101, one of California ' s most congested freeways. A bicycle/pedestrian pathway currently under construction will parallel the tracks and provide extensive bicycle and pedestrian connectivity between transit stations.
The existing rail network services 10 stations with 34 weekday trips and 10 trips on weekends. More information on SMART service and fares can be found here .

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