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Thursday, March 10 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
The Need for Speed Cameras… and Other Essential Tactics for Traffic Calming

Top European transportation officials in countries with significant progress towards Vision Zero - Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands - agree effective speed management is key to reducing traffic injuries and fatalities and improving street safety. Beyond simply managing speed, experts contend the need for speed differentials - limits set according to an area’s specific type and mix of road users.

This panel will discuss automated enforcement options, consider leading-edge technologies and explore the importance of combining initiatives with education and engineering approaches. Experts from cities including New York and Seattle will examine legislative efforts, public communication strategies and best practices for safety cameras and other tactics to save lives through better speed management and crash reduction.

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Neysa C. Pranger

Director, Strategy Consulting, Intersection
Neysa C. Pranger is a management consultant specializing in commercial and public sector strategy and currently serves as Director of Strategy Consulting at Intersection where she works with clients to resolve complex business and policy issues. Before joining Intersection (formerly Control Group) Ms. Pranger served with IBM Global Business Services’ Public Sector Strategy & Innovation Practice. She began consulting after a decade in... Read More →

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Amy Cohen

Steering Committee Member, Families for Safe Streets
Amy Cohen helped found TransAlt’s Families for Safe Streets (FSS) after her 12-year-old son Sammy was killed in | 2013. FSS is comprised of individuals who have lost a loved one in traffic or been seriously injured; together members turn their grief into action to prevent the suffering of others from traffic violence. Amy’s efforts with FSS were instrumental in Albany’s passage of the new 25mph speed limit as well the current... Read More →
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Jim Curtin

Traffic Safety Coordinator, Seattle Department of Transportation
Jim Curtin has worked on a wide range of transportation projects for municipalities in Washington State over the past 15 years. Jim currently oversees the planning and implementation of SDOT’s Vision Zero Plan – a multifaceted effort to reduce collisions and save lives through street designs that prioritize safety, public education and engagement, and targeted enforcement. He is currently leading several Safety Corridor Projects... Read More →
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Michael N. Geraci

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
In November 2007 Michael N. Geraci joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) Headquarters in Washington, DC as the Director, Office of Safety Programs. In 2012 he was selected as the NHTSA Region 1 Administrator with agency responsibilities for all of New England. In June of 2015 he also assumed leadership of Region 2 with responsibilities for NY, NJ, PA, PR and the USVI. Prior to him joining NHTSA, Mike concluded 32... Read More →

Juan Martinez

Director of Strategic Initiatives, New York City Department of Transportation
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Alec Slatky

Legislative and Community Relations Representative, AAA Northeast
Alec Slatky is a Legislative and Community Relations Representative at AAA Northeast. He is responsible for AAA’s advocacy efforts in Albany, New York City, and across the Empire State. In this capacity, Alec focuses on traffic safety issues, particularly automated enforcement, occupant protection, and distracted driving, as well as infrastructure issues such as Port Authority reform. Alec is AAA Northeast’s resident data geek, and... Read More →
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Charles Territo

Senior Vice President Sales, Marcomm and Public Affairs, American Traffic Solutions
Charles Territo applies his unique understanding of how policy, politics and communications intersect to achieve clients’ goals as he coordinates effective media strategies using customized tactics. He directs all of ATS’ external communications, client outreach, and business development activities and, as the company’s lead spokesman, responds to all media inquiries. Mr. Territo’s extensive experience in integrating new... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 802 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012