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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

DuPage County 2017 John Noel Public Transit Conference

Smarter Cities, Smarter Counties

DuPage County thanks all of our conference speakers and participants for another successful event. 

This year's conference focused on Smart Counties.  While that topic is a very broad one, DuPage County was especially interested in featuring examples of unique partnerships between counties and transportation companies, manufacturers, federal agencies and universities.  

Our conference keynote speaker, Chairman Kirk Dillard of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), highlighted the urgency and need for mobility solutions.  Mr. Dillard also urged transit agencies and regional governments to proactively plan ways to leverage technology and partnerships to continue to improve transit service.

Our two featured speakers, Mr. Jack Hall from Contra Costa County, California, and Ms. Ann Schlenker from Argonne National Laboratories spoke about exciting new partnerships, how Smart technologies may be taking shape and how they will re-shape the way we travel and consume energy and services.

Local agency speakers from CMAP, IDOT and Pace Suburban Bus discussed agency perspectives on smart transportation and projects that those agencies are engaged in as they look to the future.

DuPage County DOT is pleased to include the conference agenda and presentations of all of our participants below.  


For more information on the conference, speakers or content, please contact John Loper at DuPage County DOT, 630.407.6900, or