Speakers Spotlight

Meet the Transportation Conference 2020 speakers! 

Our industry experts will provide you with key insights on the direction and trends surrounding BC’s transportation sector.

Pat Cruickshank

Senior Project Manager, Associated Engineering

Pat’s 30+ years of experience includes managing various projects from planning through to construction and commissioning, and experience in the operations & maintenance of public infrastructure.

Conference Chair


Amanda Farrell

President and CEO, Transportation Investment Corporation

Amanda Farrell is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Transportation Investment Corporation (TI Corp). Amanda took on this role in December 2018 to lead the management and delivery of major transportation projects, including the new Pattullo Bridge, the Kicking Horse Canyon Project – Phase 4 and the Broadway Subway.

Morning Keynote Presentation

8:15 AM  |  Regency Ballroom


Jesse Skulmoski

Director, Strategic Initiatives, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Jesse Skulmoski is the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Active Transportation Grants where he works to enhance mobility options for all ages and abilities.

Active Transportation for a Better World

9:15 AM  |  Regency Ballroom


Brian Patterson

Active Transportation Specialist, Urban Systems Ltd.

Brian is a senior transportation planner with Urban Systems and specializes in active transportation and multi-modal transportation planning. Brian was the consulting lead for the BC Active Transportation Design Guide. 

Active Transportation for a Better World

9:15 AM  |  Regency Ballroom


Andrew McCurran

Director, Strategic Planning & Policy, TransLink

Andrew McCurran is Director of Strategic Planning & Policy at TransLink, leading teams responsible for the development of regional transportation policy, near-term and long-range strategic plans, and the testing and piloting of new mobility services. 

Transport 2050: Transformative Policies for a Changing Region

10:30 AM  |  Regency Ballroom


Lisa Gow

Executive Project Director, Broadway Subway Project

Lisa Gow is the Executive Project Director of the $2.83 billion Broadway Subway Project, with over 30 years of experience in leadership roles in transportation related major projects delivery, strategic partnerships, legislation and adjudicative tribunals.

Equitable Transportation Planning and Design

1:00 PM  |  Regency Ballroom


Marcie Cochrane

Project Leader, ACEC-British Columbia

Marcie Cochrane is a professional engineer with over fifteen years of experience with strengths in diversity and inclusion research, strategic planning, and project delivery. Located in Kamloops, BC, Marcie is ACEC-BC’s Project Leader.

Equitable Transportation Planning and Design

1:00 PM  |  Regency Ballroom


Jaime Boan

Manager, Transportation Division, City of Surrey

As Manager of Transportation since 2008, Jaime Boan is guiding the City of Surrey towards safe, sustainable transportation options and leveraging technology and analytics to improve livability and facilitate mobility in a fast-growing city.

Equitable Transportation Planning and Design

1:00 PM  |  Regency Ballroom


Sarah Ross

Director, System Planning, TransLink

Sarah Ross is TransLink’s Director of System Planning.  Sarah oversees a broad scope including: transit network, bus priority and accessibility planning; multi-modal planning; and, integration of transportation and land use in collaboration with municipalities.

Equitable Transportation Planning and Design

1:00 PM  |  Regency Ballroom


Justine Clift

Community Transportation Planning Engineer, City of Vancouver

With 10 years’ experience in urban planning and transportation, Justine is a leader of the City’s long-range transportation planning team and chairs Engineering’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.

Equitable Transportation Planning and Design

1:00 PM  |  Regency Ballroom


Sabina Russell

Principal, Zen Clean Energy Solutions

Sabina is Principal at Zen Clean Energy Solutions, a consulting firm with a focus on hydrogen. She has worked in BC’s clean energy sector for 22 years and has a passion for zero emission transportation.

Hydrogen’s Role in Decarbonizing Transportation 

3:00 PM  |  Plaza Ballroom


Hansi Liu-Atkinson

Energy Manager, BC Ferries

As the Energy Manager, Hansi Liu-Atkinson’s priority is to support growth in sustainable operations by leading clean technology and energy initiatives. Hansi has an MA in environmental studies and a background in environmental and regulatory permitting.

Island Class and the Clean Futures Plan

3:20 PM  |  Plaza Ballroom


Dom Repta

Senior Sustainability Advisor, TransLink

Dom Repta is the Senior Sustainability Advisor at TransLink where he leads the development of TransLink’s Carbon Fleet Strategy – an electrification strategy for almost 1,500 buses throughout 21 Municipalities and a service area of over 1,800 square kilometers. Dom’s team has also led the development and successful issuance of TransLink’s two Green Bonds (Oct 2018, 2019), valued at $600 million and has helped TransLink be recognized as an APTA Platinum Level Signatory and a Greenest Employee Award recipient two years in a row.

TransLink’s Low Carbon Fleet Strategy – Electrifying the Region

3:40 PM  |  Plaza Ballroom


Sasha Pejcic

Managing Principal, Transit Advisory Lead, Stantec

Sasha Pejcic is Principal who leads Stantec’s Transit Advisory and Zero Emission Bus businesses. A management consultant, Sasha helps transit agencies rationalize their services to grow ridership, improve customer satisfaction, and maximize cost efficiencies.

Moderator: Stream A – Clean Energy 

4:00 PM  |  Plaza Ballroom


Devan Fitch

Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Port of Vancouver

Devan leads the implementation of port authority-led transportation infrastructure projects of national significance to ensure the Greater Vancouver gateway is ready for Canada’s growing trade.

Future of Transportation at the Port of Vancouver

3:00 PM  |  Regency Ballroom 

AnnaLisa Meyboom

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

AnnaLisa Meyboom is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture and the Director of the Transportation Infrastructure and Public Space Lab (TIPSlab) at the University of British Columbia. Her area of research expertise is the design of future transportation infrastructure and its critical and catalytic relationship to public space.

Autonomous Vehicles and Roadway Design

3:20 PM  |  Regency Ballroom 

Keenan Kitasaka

ITS Specialist, Associated Engineering

Keenan Kitasaka is a Senior Professional Engineer with over 34 years of experience. Keenan currently leads the AE ITS practice, working with the local AE offices to serve clients at many levels including strategic and functional planning, preliminary design, detailed design, technology assessments, testing of field devices and systems, implementation and operations

Transforming Saskatchewan Using ITS Technology

3:40 PM  |  Regency Ballroom


Andrew Swift

Project Manager, Binnie

As a consulting Project Manager with Binnie, Andrew represents the BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure leading delivery of highway projects that improve safety and access for communities with updated roadway infrastructure.

Moderator: Stream B – Logistics and Technology

4:00 PM  |  Regency Ballroom


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The most influential industry leaders will be at the Transportation Conference to discuss innovation, policy, and shifting market dynamics defining BC's transportation industry.

Don't miss this opportunity to network and gain valuable insight from thought leaders within BC's transportation!

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