5 Big Moves Webinar Series

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Join us this summer for a series of 45-minute webinars to learn more about the 5 Big Moves, which will set the framework for a bold new transportation vision for the 2021 Regional Plan. These key strategies will enhance connectivity, increase sustainability, and improve quality of life in the San Diego region. Industry experts will share how the private and public sectors are embracing these innovations across the world to improve the movement of people and goods. Each webinar will conclude with a question and answer session.

View the 5 Big Moves glossary of terms (English | Español). 

Upcoming Webinar

Critical Connections: Where People Live and Work
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 12 p.m. PDT

Join us to explore where people live and work around the San Diego region and why this information is important to making data-driven decisions that address traffic congestion and create sustainable transportation options. Through studies conducted by SANDAG, data helps answer questions about how the region can apply the 5 Big Moves to maintain and improve mobility, accessibility, and connectivity as the population grows, new travel choices emerge, and travel patterns evolve.


Key Takeaways
  • Where employment centers are in the region and what industries are located there
  • Commute patterns in the San Diego region - 84 million vehicle miles are traveled each day and one of three are work related  
  • Importance of commute times, transit options, and walkability to attract and retain employers
  • How this data will help identify critical transportation connections throughout the region to support development of a bold new vision in 5 Big Moves
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Ray Major, Chief Economist, SANDAG
Ray is the Director of Data Analytics and Modeling, and Chief Economist for SANDAG. In his role as Chief Economist, he is responsible for the agency’s short-term and long-term economic and demographic forecasting, the region’s economic prosperity strategy, and impact analysis of regionally significant projects on the local economy. Ray has more than 20 years of private sector experience as a senior executive providing oversight and direction for the profitable growth of companies and business units. Ray has served in leadership roles ranging from Vice President to CEO in startup to large companies with a focus on data, analytics, and business intelligence products and services.

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Mark Cafferty, President and CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
In his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark sits at the center of a unique collaboration of business, trade, community, and education leaders who have redefined the region’s economic development strategy, cementing the region as a key stakeholder in the global economy. Mark has spent more than 25 years designing systems to support career advancement and economic opportunity for American workers. He has served in numerous public sector leadership positions and has been sought as a consultant on workforce development efforts throughout the country.


Jack Farnan, Vice President of Human Resources, HM Electronics (HME)
Jack is currently Vice President of Human Resources at HME, a diverse group of companies that designs, manufactures, sells, and services specialized communications, audio, and software solutions for a variety of niche markets in over 140 countries around the world. Prior to joining HME, he was Senior VP of Human Resources at Mitchell International, VP of Human Resources at ComStream Corporation, and VP of Human Resources at ORINCON. Jack has been actively involved in the San Diego business community fostering the development of business leaders in the San Diego region while on multiple boards at UC San Diego Rady School of Management, American Electronics Association, UC San Diego Connect, and National Management Association. In 2009 he received the “Human Resources Lifetime Achievement Award”.


Recent Webinars

Complete Corridors: June 26, 2019
Take a deep dive into Complete Corridors with industry experts Ben Sumers from McKinsey & Company and Jonathon Hart from CDM Smith as they share the features and anticipated benefits of a Complete Corridor network. You’ll also learn how shifts in transportation planning goals can consider more flexible solutions, cross agency coordination, and future opportunities.

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Transit Leap: July 10, 2019
Unpack the Transit Leap – a network of high-speed and high-capacity transit services that will connect where people live (population centers) with destinations, like employment centers, university, business districts, and regional attractions. Hear from industry experts Katie Chalmers from King County Metro and Ben Porritt from Virgin Trains and learn how a variety of services, from high-speed transit to autonomous buses, can work together to provide fast, reliable, personalized, and efficient transit choices.

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Mobility Hubs: July 24, 2019 

Discover how Mobility Hubs enhance the movement of people and goods by making it easier to walk, bike, ride transit, and use other shared mobility services. Safer streets, real-time travel information, and diverse, on-demand mobility solutions converge at Mobility Hubs to offer a seamless travel experience in communities where people live, work, and play.

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Flexible Fleets: August 7, 2019

Explore how Flexible Fleets can build upon the popularity and success of shared, on-demand services like rideshare, ridehailing, microtransit, bikeshare, scootershare, and last mile delivery. These services provide personalized and convenient travel options through shared vehicles available 24/7 for different types of trips, which can reduce the need to own a car.

Webinar Materials:
  • Webinar recording Closed captions are available in English and Spanish
  • Webinar slides
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Info sheet (English | Español)
    Next OS: August 21, 2019

    Join us to learn about the Next Operating System (OS), a digital platform that functions as the brain of the entire transportation system to connect smart infrastructure and different modes of transportation – passenger vehicles, buses, ride-sharing, delivery trucks, autonomous vehicles, bikes and scooters, and more. The Next OS will turn data into real-time actionable information for transportation operators and travelers.

    Webinar Materials:
  • Webinar recording Closed captions are available in English and Spanish
  • Webinar slides
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Info sheet (English | Español)

    Webinar Details

    Joining a Webinar

    Each webinar is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. A recording of each webinar will be available.

    Webinars are hosted through GoToWebinar. While you do not need a GoToWebinar account to participate, registration is required (use links above).

    To join a webinar from a computer, click the “join” link in your registration confirmation email to connect to the webinar. If you have the session ID from your confirmation email, you may connect directly by entering the session ID at joinwebinar.com. Webinar registrants will receive a reminder email with access links one hour before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

    To participate from a mobile device, download the free GoToWebinar, GoToMeeting, or GoToTraining app on the App Store, Google Play, or Windows store. Once installed, click the “join” link in your registration confirmation email or open the app and enter the session ID.

    More information on connecting to a webinar is available through GoToWebinar.

    Language Assistance

    Webinar materials can be made available in alternate languages upon request by contacting SANDAG at (619) 699-1900. TYY: (619) 699-1904.

    La transmisión en vivo de los seminarios web será en inglés. Después de cada seminario web, la transcripción se traducirá al español y se publicará el video subtitulado.

    Para enviar preguntas para la sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas del seminario web, escriba a SDForward@sandag.org.


    Learn more about the 5 Big Moves: Complete Corridors, Transit Leap, Mobility Hubs, Flexible Fleets, and Next OS.