Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees

June 13-14, 2011

Great Divide Lodge
550 Village Road
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
ph. (970) 547-5550 or (888) 906-5698

Sponsored by:

  • TTI's University Transportation Center for Mobility
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Move Colorado
  • Transportation Research Board

This symposium will bring together professionals in the field of road user fees to share information and advance the discussion of road user-based fees. Representatives from past, current and upcoming pilot studies and implementations will present lessons learned and key study topics from their projects. Panel discussions will address specific topics such as legislative and policy issues, public acceptance challenges, potential technology applications, and institutional issues. The symposium will incorporate interactive discussion sessions on logical next steps as well as the associated challenges and opportunities.

View the preliminary program online.

Symposium Planning Committee

  • Ginger Goodin, Co-Chair, Texas Transportation Institute
  • Lee Munnich, Co-Chair, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Gina Baas, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Richard Trey Baker, Texas Transportation Institute
  • Kenneth Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Paul Hanley, University of Iowa
  • Alauddin Khan, Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Mark Muriello, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Flo Raitano, Move Colorado
  • Scott Rawlins, Nevada Department of Transportation
  • David Reeves, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Ed Regan, Wilbur Smith Associates
  • Ferrol Robinson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • John Sabala, Texas Department of Transportation
  • George Schoener, I-95 Corridor Coalition
  • Paul Sorenson, RAND Corporation
  • Myron Swisher, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
  • Katherine Turnbull, Texas Transportation Institute
  • James Whitty, Oregon Department of Transportation

Pre-Conference MBUF Workshop

MOVE Colorado will be hosting a special pre-conference event, at no additional cost, for attendees from Colorado including members, friends of Move Colorado and early National Symposium arrivals. This event is scheduled for June 12th, Sunday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm as a pre-conference briefing and dialogue specific to Colorado's future transportation needs and possible approaches to sustainable, predictable transportation funding. This open afternoon pre-conference forum will be followed by a hosted reception. View the workshop agenda online.

Please pre-register for the Sunday Workshop by contacting Loretta LaRiviere at CH2M HILL, Loretta.LaRiviere@CH2M.com. If you have questions about the workshop event, please call or email Randy Harrison, Move Colorado: (303) 503-6304 or rwharrison@comcast.net.

Registration Information

You are encouraged to register online for this event.

Online registration will be available until 5:00 pm CST, Friday, May, 27, 2011. After this date, please plan to register on-site at the Great Divide Lodge during the symposium.

Registration Fees

$240, Early Registration (thru April 29, 2011)
$275, Regular Registration (April 30, 2011 thru May 27, 2011)
$325, Onsite Registration
$150, Speaker Registration

Payment Information

Please make check or money orders (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-MBUF11. Event Management & Planning (EM&P) also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. If paying by check or money order, you may register online and then mail your payment to EM&P. EM&P cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference. NO PURCHASE ORDERS ACCEPTED.

For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI-EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.

Cancellations

Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by 5:00 pm CST May 9, 2011 will be refunded, less a $50 handling fee. No refunds will be made after May 9, 2011.

Speaker Information

Speakers are required to register online according to the registration rate guidelines.

Hotel Reservations

Accommodations have been arranged at the Great Divide Lodge, Breckenridge, Colorado.

  • Date of room block: June 10-17, 2011 (three days before and after the symposium)
  • Room rate per night: $85 + $15 Resort Fee (includes parking, internet access, local phone calls, in room water, business center use, in town transportation)
  • Special group rate available 3 days before and 3 days after event so bring your family and make a vacation of it. There are many family attractions in the area.

To receive the special conference rate call the hotel directly at (888) 525-1787 and identify the group name as "BC9TAM." Please confirm your room rate when you make your reservation and confirm this rate upon your arrival at the hotel. Please assist us in keeping conference costs down by meeting our room block requirements at this hotel. The discounted conference room rates will be available until the block fills or until Friday, May 13, 2011.

Parking

Hotel parking is included in the resort fee.

Transportation

Air Travel

Denver International Airport (DEN) provides easy and central access to Colorado from almost anywhere in the United States, with service available on major carriers and excellent regional airlines. Denver is a convenient airport with many direct, non-stop flights, minimizing total travel time to Breckenridge. Several national carriers also fly into Eagle County Airport (EGE) with service from over a dozen major cities.

Ground Transportation

Don't want to drive?

Then check out Colorado Mountain Express a door-to-door airport shuttle ground transportation service from Denver International Airport, Eagle/Vail Airport and Aspen Airport to most locations in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Aspen, Snowmass and their surrounding communities. Visit their website for further details: http://www.coloradomountainexpress.com/.

If you wish to drive:

Breckenridge is an easy and scenic highway drive or ride through the Colorado Rocky Mountains, approximately 95 minutes from Denver International Airport, 75 minutes from Eagle County Airport and 2 hours, 40 minutes from Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS).

To Breckenridge from Denver International Airport:

  • Peña Boulevard (the airport's main exit) merges into Interstate 70 west.
  • Take Interstate 70 west 85 miles to Frisco (Exit 203).
  • Drive ¾ of the way around the roundabout and take Highway 9 through Frisco, then south nine miles to Breckenridge, where Highway 9, Main Street and North Park Avenue merge in another roundabout.
  • Take the first right before the roundabout onto Highway 9 (North Park Avenue which turns into South Park Avenue.
  • At Village Road, turn right.
  • The Great Divide Lodge will two blocks up Village Road on your right-hand side.

To Breckenridge from Eagle Vail Regional Airport:

  • Take Interstate 70 64 miles east to Frisco (Exit 203).
  • Turn right or south on Highway 9, and take Highway 9 south nine miles to historic Breckenridge.
  • When you reach the south end of Breckenridge - Highway 9, Main Street and North Park Avenue merge in a roundabout.
  • Take the right exit before the roundabout onto Highway 9 (North Park Avenue) which turns into South Park Avenue.
  • At Village Road, turn right.
  • The Great Divide Lodge will two blocks up Village Road on your right-hand side.

To Breckenridge from Colorado Springs:

  • Take Highway 24 west.
  • At Hartsel, take Highway 9 north approximately 40 miles over Hoosier Pass, to Breckenridge.
  • As you come into Breckenridge, go to the second stoplight and turn left onto South Park Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Village Road.
  • The Great Divide Lodge will two blocks up Village Road on your right-hand side.

map showing routes to Breckenridge from Denver and Colorado Springs Breckenridge road map with points of interest

City Information

Breckenridge Activities & Shopping

Breckenridge is a year-round playground that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages and interests. The slopes of Breckenridge Ski Resort are consistently ranked among the top ten in the nation. Adventure-seekers can enjoy exciting activities summer and winter in the surrounding mountains. Those with more cultural interests can learn about the town's colorful history by signing up for a jeep tour, mining tour, or walking tour of Breckenridge's historic district.

Summer Activities

  • Golf at Breckenridge Golf Club, the world's only municipal Jack Nicklaus signature course
  • Four additional top-ranked courses within a half-hour drive
  • Peak 8 Fun Park
  • White water rafting
  • Sailing at Dillon Reservoir
  • Mountain biking
  • Paddle boats
  • Horseback riding
  • Scenic jeep tours
  • Hot-air balloon rides

Shopping

Breckenridge is also a shopper's delight, with unique art, jewelry, and clothing stores on every block of historic Main Street. Of course, sports shops offer gear for nearly any kind of mountain activity. With over 200 shops, visitors won't go home empty-handed. Breckenridge was named "Top Mountain Shopping Town" in 5280 Magazine's 2005 annual Top of the Mountains issue.

For more information about the city of Breckenridge, Colorado, please visit http://www.breckenridge.com/.

Conference Attire

Dress for the conference will be business casual.

For More Information

Program Contents

Ginger Goodin
Senior Research Engineer
Texas Transportation Institute
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 300E
Austin, TX 78723
ph. (512) 467-0946
g-goodin@tamu.edu

Registration

Event Management & Planning
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Texas A&M University System
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