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N.C. Transportation Summit

 
​The N.C. Department of Transportation, in partnership with NC GO!, held the third annual N.C. Transportation Summit in Raleigh on Jan. 19-20, 2022. 
​During the event, attendees heard from industry leaders and policymakers on various topics ranging from embracing diversity and inclusion in transportation to how COVID-19 pandemic has changed mobility. 

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

General Sessions

Opening Session 
 
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​Speakers: Gov. Roy Cooper, NCDOT Secretary Eric Boyette, NCDOT Chief Operating Officer Beau Memory and Chairman of NC Go! Marc Finlayson
General Session 1 - Transportation Innovation Through Data Analytics​

Speakers: Monali Shah, head of Industry Solutions at Google, and Kay Meyer, director of ​Industry Consulting, U.S. Government and Public Sector at SAS

Moderator: Pat Molamphy, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation 

General Session 2 - Switching Lanes: How the Ray Challenges Old Ideas​

Speakers: Dr. Dan Chen, president of 3M Transportation Safety Division, Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray, Andrew Heath, deputy chief engineer of the Georgia Department of Transportation, and Chris Armstrong, vice president of Cirrus by Panasonic

Moderator: Landon Zimmer, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation 

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1 - Funding Our Future: Options and Ideas

Speakers: Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, and Garrett Eucalitto, deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Moderator: Tony Lathrop, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation ​

Breakout Session 2 - The Future of Rail is Changing – What That Could Mean for N.C.

Speakers: Amit Bose, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, John Dillard, director of State Relations at CSX Transportation, Inc., and Ray Lang, vice president of State-Supported Services at Amtrak

Moderator: Brad Lail, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation 

Breakout Session 3 - Fewer Cars, More Fatalities. Why? What Can We Do?

Speakers: Dr. Emanuel Robinson, practice lead/senior research scientist of the Center for Human Performance & Safety at Battelle, Stephanie Hancock, Region 3 administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Pam Shadel Fischer, senior director of External Engagement for the Governors Highway Safety Association

Moderator: Grady Hunt, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation 

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022

​​General Sessions

General Session 3 - How COVID Changed Mobility Forever

Speakers: Greg Lindsay, director of Applied Research at NewCities, Scott Shepard, CCO and CPO at Asistobe, and Rodger Lentz, chief planning and development officer at the City of Wilson​

Moderator: Valerie Jordan, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation 

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1 - Embracing Diversity & Inclusion to Improve What We Do & How We Do It​

Speakers: Dr. Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and Meshelle M.V. Howard, MCA, director of Small Business Programs at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Moderator: Lisa Mathis, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation ​

Breakout Session 2 - Building Infrastructure to Withstand the Impacts of Climate Change

Speakers: Linda Darr, executive director of ACEC, Joe Gomez, director of Public Works at the City of Miami, and Harry Sideris, executive vice president of Customer Experience, Solutions & Services at Duke Energy 

Moderator: All​en Moran, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation

Breakout Sess​ion 3 - Opening the Door to Commercial Space Flight

​Speaker: R. Paul Stimers, partner at K&L Gates

Moderator: William Clarke​, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation

Breakout Session 4 - Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled in North Carolina
Speakers: Colin Mellor, Eastern Regional team lead​ for NCDOT, Heather Hildebrandt. Statewide Initiatives supervisor for NCDOT, Nina Szlosberg-Landis, former member of the N.C. Board of Transportation, Beau Mills, executive director of Metro Mayors Coalition, Lydia McIntyre, transportation planning engineer for Greensboro Area MPO and Patrick Flanagan. regional planner for Down East and Cape Fear RPO

Moderator: Thomas Taft, member of the N.C. Board of Transportation

​​​Policymaker Roundtable & Closing Remarks           

Speakers: Sen. Tom McInnis, Sen. Mike Woodard, Rep. Brenden Jones and N.C. Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA​

Moderator: Loretta Boniti, Spectrum News​

Closing Remarks: Greer Beaty, deputy secretary of NCDOT Communications, Community Outreach & Public Engagement​

1/27/2022 4:26 PM