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Redefining Mobility

Randell H. Iwasaki
Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

From flying taxis to delivery robots to micromobility—think shared bikes and scooters—transportation is evolving fast. How people and goods move will look starkly different in just a few years. American ingenuity is once again transforming how we travel and how we connect commerce. Our New Mobility Future will explore the promise and pitfalls of our new mobility future—and to discuss how we’re going to get there.

Randell H. Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority - California, delivered his talk "Redefining Mobility" as part of Our New Mobility Future on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 12 p.m. (ET).

Randell IwasakiAbout the Speaker

Randell "Randy" H. Iwasaki is the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA).

Iwasaki was appointed by the CCTA Board on April 16, 2010.  In his role as Executive Director, he administers the one-half percent sales tax program.  The Authority is also the Congestion Management Agency, so he makes recommendations on how state and federal transportation funds will be used in Contra Costa. He created GoMentum Station the largest secure autonomous/connected vehicle proving grounds in the U.S.  He continues to work with Silicon Valley companies to provide innovative solutions to congestion relief. He is the 2019 recipient of the Golden Beaver Award for Engineering.

Iwasaki earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where he currently serves on the School of Engineering’s Industrial Advisory Board. In 2017, he received the Sandra Gardebring Ogren Leadership Award as one of the honored alumni from Cal Poly.  He also earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering from California State University, Fresno. 

News and Video

Read a write up of Iwasaki's talk and watch video highlights from his visit to the Volpe Center.