The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation -

Transportation innovation is happening at an unprecedented pace. From driverless cars to unmanned deliveries to smart cities, innovation and new technologies are key to the future of a safe, reliable transportation system that helps more Americans reach economic opportunity.

We’re entering a transportation landscape rich with possibility, and full of challenges. The next decade could bring more change to transportation and to the transportation workforce than we saw over the past century.

The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation will bring together top transportation innovators who are thinking beyond the horizon on these important issues. This speaker series will advance the ongoing conversation started by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s framework for the future, Beyond Traffic 2045.

This series will kick off on June 27 and will feature the following distinguished speakers:

  • Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Monday, June 27, 2016
  • Emilio Frazzoli, PhD, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and co-founder and chief technology officer of nuTonomy
    Monday, July 11, 2016
  • Jeff Risom, partner and managing director at Gehl Studio in the U.S.
    Friday, September 9, 2016
  • Dave Vos, head of Google X’s Project Wing drone delivery program
    Date to be announced
  • Ben Hecht, president and CEO of Living Cities
    Thursday, September 15, 2016
  • A special joint panel on urban mobility with
    Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of ZipCar and founder of Veniam, and
    Anthony Townsend, PhD, senior research scientist at New York University
    Mark K. Dowd, deputy assistant secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation, will facilitate this panel
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 
  • Mark Rosekind, PhD, administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Date to be announced
  • J. Christian Gerdes, PhD, U.S. DOT chief innovation officer
    Thursday, October 6, 2016
  • Daniel L. Doctoroff, chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs
    Friday, October 21, 2016
  • Edward Glaeser, PhD, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Updated June 24, 2016. For updated information, click here.