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2019: “Our New Mobility Future” Thought Leadership Series

From flying taxis to delivery robots to micromobility—think shared bikes and scooters—transportation is evolving fast. How people and goods move may look starkly different in just a few years. American ingenuity is once again transforming how we travel and how we connect commerce.

Transportation transformations like vehicle automation bring the potential for real safety improvements and enhanced mobility and independence for millions of people in both rural and urban settings.

Our New Mobility Future convenes leading thinkers who are transforming novel transportation modes to explore the promise and pitfalls of our new mobility future—and to discuss how we’re going to get there.

The series kicked off May 22, 2019 with Diana Furchtgott-Roth, U.S. DOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology. She seeks to ensure that research, development and technology activities and budgets across the Department are fully aligned with the Department’s strategic goals and key areas of interest, and that Departmental statistics are reliable and of the highest quality. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth focuses on the deployment of innovation in America’s transportation system, with the goal of lowering barriers in the development of new technology.

Speaker Lineup

Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, U.S. DOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

"Staying Safe in Our New Mobility Future"

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Brian Williams

Brian C. Williams, PhDBisplinghoff Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Creating Autonomous Vehicles and Travel Advisors that Are Risk-Aware"

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Laura Schewel

Laura Schewel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, StreetLight Data

"Putting Big Data to Work: Getting Beyond the Hype and into Concrete, Powerful Applications Now and in the Future"

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Brian Mistele

Bryan MisteleCo-founder, President and CEO, INRIX

"The ACES and the Future of Transportation"

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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J. Scott DrennanVice President of Innovation, Bell Flight

"Solving for Tomorrow’s Transportation Challenges"

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Regina Clewlow

Regina Clewlow, PhDCEO & Co-founder, Populus

"The Rapid Expansion of Micromobility, Data-Sharing, and Dynamic Streets"

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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General Lyons

U.S. Army General Stephen R. LyonsU.S. Transportation Command

"Globally Integrated Logistics and the Changing Character of War"

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Sarah Kaufman

Sarah KaufmanAssociate Director/Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

"An Inclusive Vision of Intelligent Transportation"

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Randell Iwasaki

Randell H. IwasakiExecutive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority – California

"Redefining Mobility"

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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Check back for additional information about dates and times for upcoming speakers.

Updated: Friday, October 11, 2019