Emergency Response Symposium

On September 28-29, 2015, ITS New York and TSAG hosted responders and transportation officials in Buffalo, NY for the Emergency Response Symposium. Attendees discussed emergency management, operations and planning, cross-border issues, in-vehicle technologies, and the increasingly connected transportation environment. Additionally, New York State DOT and NITTEC hosted a SHARP-2 TIM training.

Day 1 Presentation | PDF
Day 2 Presentation | PDF
NY Responds Executive Briefing | PDF
Secure Watch 24 | PDF
Buffalo Computer Graphics | PDF


See the full agenda, including moderators and current speaker list.

September 28
Exhibits all Day!
8:00am – 12:00pm: TIM Training for Emergency Responders
12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch, Welcome and Keynotes
-Jeff Randall, President, ITS New York
-Athena Hutchins, Executive Director, NITTEC
-Jill Ingrassia, Managing Director, Government Affairs, AAA
1:30 – 2:00pm: Overview of Connected Vehicles and US DOTs R.E.S.C.U.M.E. program
2:00 – 3:15pm: Panel 1: What Does Connectivity Mean for Emergency Responders?
3:15 – 3:45pm: Exhibit and Networking Break
3:45 – 5:00pm: Panel 2: On-Board Device Distraction in Emergency Response Vehicles
5:00 – 7:00pm: Hosted Reception

September 29
Exhibits all Day!
9:00 – 10:00am: Welcome and Keynote Addresses
-Dan Dytchkowskyj, Vice Chair, TSAG
-Matthew Driscoll, Commissioner, NY State DOT
10:00 – 10:30am: Exhibit and Networking Break
10:30 – 11:30am: Panel 3: Cross-Border Response: Partnerships and Challenges
11:30 – 12:00pm: Overview of Resources:
-National Operations Center of Excellence
-TIM Network
12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch Presentation on Emergency Response Day
1:30 – 3:00pm: Panel 4: Emergency Management: Planning and Operations
3:00 – 4:30pm: Exhibits Open

Media Coverage

The Buffalo News
State DOT chief on storm readiness: ‘You can never be too prepared’
By T.J. Pignataro | News Staff Reporter

WGRZ Channel 2 Buffalo
Transportation Conference Held on Coordinating During Storms

WBFO 88.7 (NPR Affiliate)
NY DOT commissioner addresses storm preparedness