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USDOT’s Volpe Center Presents “Our New Mobility Future” Series

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center has a lineup of transportation speakers in its “Our New Mobility Future” Thought Leadership Series, which are available to attend remotely by livestream.  The speaker series features 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 began in May, and an overview and video highlight of each of the completed presentations is available.  Previously scheduled speakers and topics include:

  • Diana Furchtgott-Roth, U.S. DOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, “Staying Safe in Our New Mobility Future”
  • 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”
  • Laura SchewelFounder 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”
  • Bryan MisteleCo-founder, President and CEO, INRIX, “The ACES and the Future of Transportation”
  • J. Scott DrennanVice President of Innovation, Bell Flight, “Solving for Tomorrow’s Transportation Challenges”
  • Regina Clewlow, PhDCEO & Co-founder, Populus, “The Rapid Expansion of Micromobility, Data-Sharing, and Dynamic Streets”

Upcoming speakers include:

  • Tuesday, September 17: U.S. Army General Stephen R. LyonsU.S. Transportation Command
  • Thursday, September 19: Sarah KaufmanAssociate Director/Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, “An Inclusive Vision of Intelligent Transportation”
  • Wednesday, September 25: Randell H. IwasakiExecutive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority – California, “Redefining Mobility”

For more information on the series or to register to attend remotely, visit


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