Agenda

Welcome to the Texas Mobility Summit!
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Coffee with Team Leads (by invite only)

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

October 27, 2021 8:00 AM

Host: TBD

Welcome

The Texas Mobility Summit begins by welcoming everyone to the sixth annual event.

October 27, 2021 9:00 AM

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

Fireside Chat: Resilience

2021 has been a year marked with challenges for Texas infrastructure and systems. Transportation leaders discuss the ways that communities responded to these disruptive events and adapted their transportation systems.

October 27, 2021 9:05 AM

Moderator: Laurian Farrell, Resilient Cities Network

Panelists: Genesis Gavino, City of Dallas; Peter Jenkins, CalStart

Resilience & The New Urban Crisis

Learn about the efforts to implement lessons learned from extreme weather and the COVID-19 pandemic to move forward with increased reliance for the state's transportation sector.

October 27, 2021 9:45 AM

Speaker: Richard Florida, Creative Class Group

Fireside Chat: Transportation + Economic Resilience

October 27, 2021 10:00 AM

Moderator: Richard Florida, Creative Class Group

Panelists: Rep. Terry Canales, Texas House of Representatives; City of San Antonio

Spotlight: Pandemic/Storm

See the ramifications of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Winter Storm Uri on the Texas Transportation space and the ways that officials have responded and adapted.

October 27, 2021 10:45 AM

Spotlight: Energy

Step into the world of energy security and explore the ways to strengthen the U.S. energy sector from disruption.

October 27, 2021 10:50 AM

Industry Table Topics

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors.

October 27, 2021 11:00 AM

Panel: Electrification

Gain insights into EV trends, market projections, and charging infrastructure expansion with a panel of transportation experts.

October 27, 2021 11:15 AM

Moderator: EJ Klock-McCook, RMI

Panelist: Lori Pepper, CalSTA; Andrea Pratt, City of Seattle; Andy York, GM; Dave Howell, USDOE; Lori Clark, NCTCOG

Break

October 27, 2021 12:15 PM

Industry Networking - Block A

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors in an open office hours format.

October 27, 2021 12:30 PM

Fireside Chat: State of Automated Systems

Hear the latest on automation, including deployment trends in passenger and freight sectors, safety standards, and data sharing opportunities.

October 27, 2021 2:00 PM

Moderator: Ariel Wolf, Self-Driving Coalition

Panelists: Chris Urmson, Aurora; Marc Williams, TxDOT

Panel: Connected Vehicle Progress

The uncertainty surrounding connected vehicles presents implementation challenges for public agencies. Learn deployment strategies from public and private sector connected vehicle experts.

October 27, 2021 2:20 PM

Moderator: TBD

Panelists: Steve Kuciemba, WSP; Kirk Steudle, Econolite; City

Spotlight: Cybersecurity

Gain insights into the cybersecurity components of AV and CV technology and how various transportation leaders have worked to address concerns of cyber disruption.

October 27, 2021 3:20 PM

Moderator: Servando Esparza, TechNet

Speaker: Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, Texas House of Representatives

Industry Table Topics

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors.

October 27, 2021 3:30 PM

3:45 PM Breakout – Track A

Automated Vehicles

Automation is driving the future of mobility forward. Join automated vehicle experts, who are at the leading edge, as they share important insights and perspectives on what the present and future hold in this rapidly transforming field.

October 27, 2021 3:45 PM

Moderator: Amu Chu, AVSC

Speakers (Group 1): Ann Foss, City of Arlington; Kim Williams, Houston METRO; Bill Frazer, Jacksonville FTA; Nathan Attard, Delaware Transit Corporation

Speakers (Group 2): Lt. Chris Kinn, Ohio State Highway Patrol; Kathleen Baireuther, Ford; Katie Stevens, Nuro; Daryl Taavola, Automated Bus Consortium

3:45 PM Breakout – Track B

Connected Vehicles

In an IoT world, connected technologies enable people, vehicles, and the infrastructure to communicate with one another. Join in with government and industry leaders to discuss how vehicles can use wireless communication to improve service delivery, efficiency and transform the future of transportation.

October 27, 2021 3:45 PM

Moderator: NHTSA

Speakers: Eric Thorn, SwRI; Steve Chiu, TxDOT Houston District; Alan Davis, GDOT; Noam Maital, Waycare

Welcome Day 2

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

October 28, 2021 9:00 AM

Host: Shelley Row, Blue Fjord Leaders

Fireside Chat: Federal Priorities

Learn about federal priorities for the transportation space and potential impacts for the state of Texas.

October 28, 2021 9:05 AM

Moderator: Houston METRO

Panelist: USDOT

Panel: The Intersection of Transportation & Equity

A look into the complex relationships between transit and equity, focusing on how transportation agencies are building bridges with disadvantaged communities.

October 28, 2021 9:35 AM

Moderator: John-Michael Cortez, Google Fiber

Río Oxas, RAHOK; Jamie Simone, Chicago Department of Transportation; Veronica Davis, City of Houston; Jennifer Harris, Connected Texas – Connected Nation

Fireside Chat: Broadband

Explore the subject of broadband expansion and identify national best practices for expanding broadband to rural communities.

October 28, 2021 10:35 AM

Moderator: Jennifer Harris, Connected Texas – Connected Nation

Speaker: Chris Ali, University of Virginia

Industry Table Topics

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors.

October 28, 2021 10:45 AM

Panel: Evolving Goods Movement

The Last-Mile problem isn’t new in the world of transportation, but new technologies and perspectives are changing the nature of the landscape in real time. Dive into new developments in last-mile delivery and operations.

October 28, 2021 11:00 AM

Moderator: Kristin White, MnDOT

Panelists: Fred Lopez, UPS; David Rodriguez, Kiwibot; Brian Moen, City of Frisco; Dmitri Koustas, University of Chicago; Dan Goff, Kodiak Robotics

Break

October 28, 2021 12:15 PM

Industry Networking – Block B

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors in an open office hours format.

October 28, 2021 12:30 PM

Spotlight: Last-Mile

Get a deeper look into last-mile operations and deployment alongside key experts and on the ground practitioners.

October 28, 2021 12:46 PM

Team Lead Mentoring (By Invite Only)

Team leads meet in small groups to discuss conference takeaways and next steps.

October 29, 2021 8:00 AM

9 AM Breakout – Track C

Transit & Micromobility

Join with experts from across the transportation spectrum to discuss the rise of small - often short use - personal vehicles and how they are expanding and changing transportation in cities and communities all across the country.

October 29, 2021 9:00 AM

Moderator: cal-ITP

Speakers: Marcel Porras, LADOT; Josh Johnson, Spin; Via + Remix; Tony Lynch, Capital Metro

9 AM Breakout – Track D

Data

Data is changing the way we eat, sleep, work and most notably - move. Take a deeper dive into the world of data with public and private leaders who will discuss what is happening, and what’s next.

October 29, 2021 9:00 AM

Moderator: Ginger Armbruster, City of Seattle

Speakers: City + Benjamin Schmidt, Roadbotics; Paul Czech, MnDOT+ Laura Schewel, Streetlight; Alex Hoffman, City of El Paso + Nick Bowden, Replica

Industry Table Topics

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors.

October 29, 2021 10:30 AM

Industry Networking – Block C

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors in an open office hours format.

October 29, 2021 10:45 AM

Texas Grit & The Future of Transportation

October 29, 2021 11:15 AM

Moderator: Shelley Row, Blue Fjord Leaders

Speakers: Brandye Hendrickson, TxDOT; Laura Ryan, Texas Transportation Commission

Spotlight: NLC

NLC is an organization comprised of city leaders focused on strengthening local leadership, influencing federal policy and driving innovative solutions to improve quality of life. At this time, we showcase their groundbreaking work and celebrate their far reaching impact across the state.

October 29, 2021 11:45 AM

Panel: Onwards

Transportation leaders discuss the realities, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

October 29, 2021 11:50 AM

Moderator: Evan Smith, Texas Tribune

Panelists: Tomika Monterville, City of San Antonio; Texas House of Representatives; U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne; Laura Chace, ITS America

Closing Remarks: The Path Forward

Hear more about the realities, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and share the focus, collaboration and expertise it will take to maximize a prosperous and equitable transportation future.

October 29, 2021 12:50 PM

Darran Anderson, TxDOT

Adjourn

October 29, 2021 1:57 PM

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

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Day 2: Connecting Communities

September 30, 2020
9:30AM - 12PM

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

Welcome Day 2

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

October 28, 2021 9:00 AM

Host: Shelley Row, Blue Fjord Leaders

Fireside Chat: Federal Priorities

Learn about federal priorities for the transportation space and potential impacts for the state of Texas.

October 28, 2021 9:05 AM

Moderator: Houston METRO

Panelist: USDOT

Panel: The Intersection of Transportation & Equity

A look into the complex relationships between transit and equity, focusing on how transportation agencies are building bridges with disadvantaged communities.

October 28, 2021 9:35 AM

Moderator: John-Michael Cortez, Google Fiber

Río Oxas, RAHOK; Jamie Simone, Chicago Department of Transportation; Veronica Davis, City of Houston; Jennifer Harris, Connected Texas – Connected Nation

Fireside Chat: Broadband

Explore the subject of broadband expansion and identify national best practices for expanding broadband to rural communities.

October 28, 2021 10:35 AM

Moderator: Jennifer Harris, Connected Texas – Connected Nation

Speaker: Chris Ali, University of Virginia

Industry Table Topics

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors.

October 28, 2021 10:45 AM

Panel: Evolving Goods Movement

The Last-Mile problem isn’t new in the world of transportation, but new technologies and perspectives are changing the nature of the landscape in real time. Dive into new developments in last-mile delivery and operations.

October 28, 2021 11:00 AM

Moderator: Kristin White, MnDOT

Panelists: Fred Lopez, UPS; David Rodriguez, Kiwibot; Brian Moen, City of Frisco; Dmitri Koustas, University of Chicago; Dan Goff, Kodiak Robotics

Break

October 28, 2021 12:15 PM

Industry Networking – Block B

Participants have the opportunity to network with industry sponsors in an open office hours format.

October 28, 2021 12:30 PM

Spotlight: Last-Mile

Get a deeper look into last-mile operations and deployment alongside key experts and on the ground practitioners.

October 28, 2021 12:46 PM

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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