Agenda

Welcome to the Texas Mobility Summit!
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Day 1

September 29, 2020
8AM

Coffee with Team Leads (by invite only)

The Team Leads of the Texas Innovation Alliance welcome other city transportation officials for coffee.

Host: 
Lilly Weinberg
Knight Foundation

Day 1: Shifting Course

September 29, 2020
9:00AM - 12PM

Welcome

The Texas Mobility Summit kicks off by welcoming everyone to the fifth annual event.

September 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Speakers: Shelley Row, PE, CSP, Blue Fjord Leaders

Opening Remarks: A Year to Remember

2020 has left its mark, and transportation leaders are searching for a path forward. The Summit offers an opportunity for public agencies, researchers, and industry to commune and chart a new course.

September 29, 2020 9:05 AM

Host: Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin

Fireside Chat: Visions for Texas Transportation

September 29, 2020 9:10 AM

Moderator: Evan Smith, Texas Tribune

Panelists: Chairman Bruce Bugg, Jr., Texas Transportation Commission; Chairman Robert Nichols, Senate Transportation Committee

Q&A with Chairman Bugg & Chairman Nichols

September 29, 2020 9:40 AM

Moderator: Evan Smith, Texas Tribune

Panelists: Chairman Bruce Bugg, Jr., Texas Transportation Committee; Chairman Robert Nichols, Senate Transportation Committee

Panel: Texas Resilience

As Texas begins to revive itself, elected officials discuss the state of affairs and how transportation can play an essential role in ensuring public health and encouraging economic growth.

September 29, 2020 9:50 AM

Moderator: Evan Smith, Texas Tribune

Panelists: Senator Kelly Hancock, Texas Senate; Chairman Terry Canales, House Transportation Committee; Council Member David Robinson, City of Houston; Adriana Cruz, Office of the Governor

Spotlight: Transit Funding

Learn about the impacts to transit funding and future operations, including federal legislation opportunities, losses in sales tax revenue, and the new trend of zero fare programs.

September 29, 2020 10:50 AM

Host: Paul Skoutelas, APTA

Spotlight: Federal Funding

Gain insights into federal legislation and how it will affect infrastructure investments, aid recovery for vulnerable communities, and advance emerging technologies.

September 29, 2020 10:55 AM

Panelist: Jeff Davis, Eno Center for Transportation Research

Panel + Discussion: The Workplace Redefined

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, cities are shifting gears and establishing new workplace practices. Teleworking, childcare programs, and adaptations in land use will have immediate public health impacts and lasting effects on the Texas transportation system.

September 29, 2020 11:00 AM

Moderator: Shin-Pei Tsay, Uber

Panelists: Tyler Reeb, California State University of Long Beach; Margaret Spellings, Texas 2036; Bill Fulton, Kinder Institute

September 29, 2020
12PM - 2PM

Break

Day 1: Research Showcase & Student Social

September 30, 2020
12PM

Industry Expo & Networking Event

Meet companies and see virtual demonstrations of technologies including, mobility data platforms, connected and automated vehicles, and applications of artificial intelligence.

Day 1: Speaking Data

September 29, 2020
2PM - 4PM

Harnessing Data for Safety

Discover how data is being used to tackle big challenges – from battling COVID-19 to ending the streak of traffic fatalities on Texas roadways.

September 29, 2020 2:00 PM

Panelist: Dan Morgan, USDOT

Panel Primer: The Data Boost

Unlock new opportunities to improve the customer experience as well as traffic planning and operations with data sources that are becoming readily available.

September 29, 2020 2:05 PM

Panelist: Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Open Mobility Foundation

Panel: Data Landmines and Windfalls

Imagine a future where mobility companies and cities share data to optimize the mobility system for all travelers. What are the privacy and security concerns, and is this reality even possible?

September 29, 2020 2:15 PM

Moderator: Jess Stetson, Ride Report

Panelists: Steven Pryor, TxDOT; Brita Andercheck, City of Dallas; Ginger Armbruster, City of Seattle; Nick Bowen, Replica

Spotlight: Automated Freight

See the latest data analysis efforts from across Texas highlighted in a feature project.

September 29, 2020 3:15 PM

Host: City of Frisco

3:20 PM Breakout Track 1: Roundtable of Public Agency Data Scientists

Public Agency Data Scientists

Data scientists are highly valued, yet often elude the public sector. Find out why four city data scientists chose the public sector route, what makes them tick, and how to build this capability within any team.

September 29, 2020 3:20 PM

Moderator: Emily Royall, City of San Antonio

Panelists: John Clary, City of Austin; Santi Garces, City of Pittsburgh; Jeanne Holm, City of Los Angeles

3:20 PM Breakouts Track 2: Automated Vehicles – Part 1

Automated Vehicles – Part 1

Public and private sector partners jointly present their efforts in on-demand automated passenger service, freight applications, and data sharing.

September 29, 2020 3:20 PM

Moderator: Kirk Steudle, Econolite

Panelists: Jason JonMichael, City of Austin & Kathleen Baireuther, Ford AV LLC; Mark Kopko, PennDOT & Gerardo Interiano, Aurora; Kevin Biesty, ADOT & Michelle Peacock, Waymo

Adjourn

September 29, 2020 5:00 PM

Day 1: Story Hour

September 29, 2020
5PM

Story Hour: Moments of Resilience

Join for a networking reception where participants have an opportunity to share stories, powerful and entertaining, about what it means to be resilient.

Host: National League of Cities

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Day 2: Connecting Communities

September 30, 2020
9:30AM - 12PM

Welcome Day 2

The Texas Mobility Summit invites everyone to a day centered around developing community connections.

September 30, 2020 9:30 AM

Host: Shelley Row, Blue Fjord Leaders

Panelists: Commissioner Alvin New, Texas Transportation Commission

Panel: The Voices of West Texas and Rural Communities

Step into rural Texas where communities are striving for greater access to broadband connectivity, access to transportation options, and are leading the frontier of telehealth programs.

September 30, 2020 9:35 AM

Moderator: Susan Redford, Texas Association of Counties

Panelists: Rep. Cesar Blanco, Texas House of Representatives (El Paso); Tracee Bentley, Permian Strategic Partnership; Sen. Charles Perry, Texas Senate (Lubbock); Rep. Dade Phelan, Texas House of Representatives (Beaumont)

Spotlight: Transit Project

Hear how rural communities have demonstrated grit in challenging times and the creative steps they have taken to ensure their residents can access medical care, age in place, and connect with employment opportunities.

September 30, 2020 10:35 AM

Host: CARTS

Panel: The Future of Transit

How does transit rebound and what are the opportunities for new growth? Transit leadership discuss lessons learned from the front lines, trends towards private sector consolidation, and new models for public-private partnerships.

September 30, 2020 10:40 AM

Moderator: Tom Lambert, Houston METRO

Panelists: Gary Thomas, DART; Dottie Watkins, Capital Metro; Dave Marsh, CARTS; Debs Schrimmer, Lyft; Megan Frazier, Texas Occupational Therapy Association

Spotlight: Automated Transit

See the latest transit efforts from across Texas highlighted in a feature project.

September 30, 2020 11:55 AM

Host: Houston METRO

Day 2

September 30, 2020
12PM - 1PM

Break

Day 2

September 30, 2020
1PM

Industry Expo & Networking Event 2

Meet companies and see virtual demonstrations of technologies including, mobility data platforms, connected and automated vehicles, and applications of artificial intelligence.

Day 2: Shaping Technology

September 30, 2020
1:30PM-4PM

1:30 PM | Breakout Track 1: Freight: On the Ground and In the Air

Part A: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Discover new developments in connected and automated freight, including new data analysis platforms, package delivery, and fleet electrification.

September 30, 2020 1:30 PM

Moderator: Michael Hill, Cumulus Technologies

Panelists: Basil Yap, NCDOT; Wes Shover, Flytrex; Katelyn McCauley, City of San Diego

1:30 PM | Breakout Track 1: Freight: On the Ground and In the Air

Part B: Last-Mile Delivery

Discover new developments in connected and automated freight, including new data analysis platforms, package delivery, and fleet electrification.

September 30, 2020 1:30 PM

Moderator: Mike Roeth, NACFE

Panelists: Aidan Ali-Sullivan, Nuro; Ryan Tuohy, Starship; Bill Purvis, HEB

1:30 PM | Track 2: Automated Vehicles – Part 2

Automated Vehicles – Part 2

Learn about the latest planned and active deployments in automated transit, including on-demand passenger service, buses, and integrated traffic operations.

September 30, 2020 1:30 PM

Moderator: Danyell Diggs, FTA

Panelists: Ann Foss, City of Arlington & Tara Lanigan, May Mobility; Kim Williams, Houston METRO & Daryl Taavola, Automated Bus Consortium; Kiet Dinh, RTC of Southern Nevada & Abe Ghabra, Motional

From Testing to Traction

The Texas Mobility Summit concludes with a final outlook towards 2021.

September 30, 2020 3:00 PM

Moderator: Shelley Row, PE, CSP, Blue Fjord Leaders

Panelist: NACTO

Spotlight: COVID-19 Response

See the latest connected and automated vehicle efforts from across Texas highlighted in a feature project.

September 30, 2020 3:05 PM

Host: City of Arlington

Panel: The 2021 Outlook

How does Texas move beyond testing to gain traction with the public? Connected and automated vehicle leadership discuss ways that Texas can continue safely advancing passenger and freight deployments while raising awareness among policymakers and the public.

September 30, 2020 3:10 PM

Moderator: Bob Rivard, Rivard Report

Panelists: Executive Director James Bass, TxDOT; Kristi Villanueva, West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; Ron Thaniel, ITS America


Closing Remarks: The Path Forward

The Texas Mobility Summit concludes with a look into the next year, identifying priorities for the Texas Innovation Alliance to advance.

September 30, 2020 3:50 PM

Host: Darran Anderson, TxDOT

Adjourn

September 30, 2020 4:00 PM
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