The Self-Help Counties Coalition’s 2014 Focus on the Future Conference is just around the corner.  This year, it is taking place in Santa Clara on November 16-18.  I will be presenting on the topic “Precondemnation Planning & Early Acquisition Efforts: Best Practices to Acquire Right of Way Without Blowing Your Project’s Budget” on Tuesday, November 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  My panel includes Bijal Patel at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Chip Willett at Dokken Engineering, Rob Caringella at Jones, Roach & Caringella, and Joey Mendoza at Overland, Pacific & Cutler.

Other Breakout Session topics include:

  • Sustainability – How VTA and LA Metro are Achieving the Triple Bottom Line
  • Statewide Rail Modernization, Including High-Speed Rail, Inner City Rail, and Cap and Trade
  • CM/GC Industry – Alternative Project Delivery
  • Redefining Mobility – Connected/Autonomous Vehicles
  • New Communications Strategies in Transportation with Social Media

If you’d like more information on the event, click here.  If you’d like to register, click here.  We hope to see you there!