2019-06-04 National Governors Association

Transportation Technology Workshop

Washington, DC | June 4 – 5, 2019

NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment hosted a workshop on June 4 and 5 in Washington, DC, on the topic of advanced transportation technology. The workshop helped state participants explore key questions around transportation technology, such as: what is the future of mobility, how can communications and data support innovation, how can states enable an equitable transportation future, and other emerging questions. The workshop provided state staff with the chance to hear from experts in the field and current and former state and federal transportation leaders, including several state transportation department chief executives. The workshop was co-located with ITS America’s Annual Meeting, which provided participants the opportunity to attend the keynote session, explore the innovative technologies on the show floor, and sit in on technical sessions.

AGENDA 

DAY 1 (Tuesday, June 4)

Breakfast & Registration

NGA Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Speakers: Sue Gander, Division Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA

Welcome to the Safer, Greener, Smarter Future

  • Speaker:
    • Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO, ITS America

State Introductions

  • Moderator:
    • Sue Gander, Division Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA

What is the Future of Mobility?

  • Moderator:
    • Garrett Eucalitto, Transportation Program Director, National Governors Association
  • Speakers:
    • Jennifer Cohan, Secretary, Delaware Department of Transportation
    • Sarah Kaufman, Associate Director, Rudin Center, New York University
    • Bryan Nicol, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Deloitte

Networking Break

What Technology is Needed to Enable the Future?

  • Moderator:
    • Suzanne Murtha, National Lead for Connected/Automated Technologies, AECOM
  • Speakers:
    • Andrew Heath, State Traffic Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation
    • Sinan Yordem, Business Development Manager, 3M
    • Rebecca Hunter, Corporate Development and Strategy, Crown Castle

Lunch

What Will the Skies of the Future Look Like?

  • Moderator:
    • Heather Hasper, Senior Aviation Planner, DHJ Alaska
  • Speakers:
    • Bobby Walston, Director of Aviation, North Carolina Department of Transportation
    • Matt Metcalfe, Managing Director, Deloitte

What are the Workforce Impacts of New Transportation Technology?

  • Moderator:
    • Bryan Nicol, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Deloitte
  • Speakers:
    • Finch Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
    • Stephen Brich, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Jessica Nigro, General Manager and Head of Technology and Innovation Policy, Daimler

Networking Break

How Can States Help Ensure the Transportation Transition is Equitable?

  • Moderator:
    • Patricio Portillo, Policy Analyst, National Governors Association
  • Speakers:
    • Tracy Larkin-Thomason, Deputy Director, Nevada Department of Transportation
    • Hana Creger, Environmental Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute
    • Gregory Rodriguez, Attorney, Best Best & Krieger

How Can States Protect the Public While Promoting Innovation?

  • Moderator:
    • Chan Lieu, Senior Policy Advisor, Venable LLP
  • Speakers:
    • Bernard Soriano, Deputy Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Ian Adams, Vice President of Policy, TechFreedom
    • Ariel Gold, Data Program Manager, U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office

Best of ITS Showcase Reception

DAY 2 (Wednesday, June 5)

How Will State Practices and Operations Be Disrupted by Technology?

  • Moderator:
    • Garrett Eucalitto, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Leslie Richards, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    • Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Cathie Curtis, Director, Vehicle Programs, AAMVA

ITS America Opening Keynote and Panel: Intelligent Mobility: Safer. Greener. Smarter.

  • Keynote:
    • Jeff Klei, President, Continental North America
  • Moderator:
    • Pete Bigelow, Mobility Reporter, Automotive News
  • Speakers:
    • Gabe Klein, Co-Founder, Cityfi
    • Sherif Marakby, President and CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC
    • Jeremy McClain, Head of Systems & Technology, Continental in North America
    • Angel Mendez, Chief Operating Officer, HERE
    • Jennifer Cohan, Secretary, Delaware Department of Transportation

Curated Tours of ITS America Show Floor

Working Lunch: How Can States Partner with the Private Sector to Leverage New Technology?

  • Moderator:
    • Sue Gander, Division Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Andrei Greenawalt, Head of Public Policy, Via
    • Dani Simons, Head of Public Partnerships, Waze
    • Sabrina Sussman, Senior Manager, Public Partnerships & Policy, Zipcar

Workshop Wrap-Up & Next Steps

  • Speaker:
    • Sue Gander, Division Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA