Traffic21/Mobility21 University Transportation Center Deployment Partner Consortium Symposium

November 4, 2021 

The Traffic21/Mobility21 Deployment Partner Consortium is engaged for identifying real-world transportation needs, research project development and deployment, technology licensing and commercialization, student recruitment for jobs and internships, class and capstone projects.

Putting our research, development and deployment approach into action – the annual deployment partner symposium provides an opportunity for interaction and discussion among researchers, students and deployment partners.

Over 130 registrants from academia, community, government, and industry joined over 20 speakers for the event.


Thursday, November 4, 2021

10 AM 

Welcome & Program Updates – Watch Recording Here

10:30 AM 

Panel One:  Equity/Justice & Mobility (Note:  This is also the 3rd session in the Metro21 Justice and Technology Series) Watch Recording Here

Moderator:  Karen Lightman, Executive Director, Metro21

    • Ben Bear, CEO, Spin
    • Carol Lewis, Chair, Transportation Research Board Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    • Irene Marion, Director, Department of Civil Rights, DOT
    • Beth Osborne, Director, Transportation for America

11:50 AM 

Keynote Speaker:  Yassmin Gramian, Secretary of Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Watch Recording Here

12:30 PM 

UTC Research and Education Showcase Watch Recording Here

1:30 PM 

Panel Two:  Environment/Climate Change & Mobility Watch Recording Here

Moderator, Chris Hendrickson, Director, Traffic21

    • Rachael Nealer, Deputy Director for Transportation Technology and Policy at White House Council on Environmental Quality
    • Rohan Patel, Senior Global Director, Public Policy and Business Development, Tesla
    • Andrew Wishnia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, USDOT

2:45 PM