The First Annual National Mobility Summit 
of US Department of Transportation
University Transportation Centers

Exploring the Research Frontier
for 21st Century Mobility 

April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

“I liked having the opportunity to hear DOT’s priorities and that the panel represented the various administrations yet presentations were short and to the point. It was a packed agenda, but you all kept it moving. It was also good to hear about the variety of UTCs out there and what they’re doing.”

Attendee Feedback

Over 95 attendees from government, community, industry and universities came together for The First Annual National Mobility Summit. This included 9 university transportation centers representing 48 Colleges and Universities across the US. 

(Left to Right) Caesar Singh, Finch Fulton and Raj Rajkumar at the 2018 National Mobility Summit


Click the hyperlink on the speakers name to open their presentations. 

Welcome, Introductions, Overview of the Day

Raj Rajkumar, Director, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University

Remarks from the UTC Program

Caesar Singh, Director, University Transportation Centers Grants Program

Panel and Group Discussion 1: Mobility Needs from the Government Perspective

Moderator – Chris Hendrickson, Director, Traffic21 Institute, Carnegie Mellon University 

Brian Cronin, Director, Office of Operations Research and Development, Federal Highway Administration  

Caitlin Hughes, Director, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Federal Highway Administration

Ken Leonard, Director, ITS Joint Program Office OST-R

Shari Schaftlein, Director, Office of Human Environment, Federal Highway Administration

Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration  

Panel and Group Discussion 1

Panel and Group Discussion 2: Mobility Needs from the Industry and Community Perspective

Moderator, Karen Lightman, Executive Director, Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Scott Bogren, Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of America

Katherine Kortum, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board

Steve Lavrenz, Technical Programs Specialist, Institute of Transportation Engineers 

James Misiner, Senior Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm

Jeffrey Short, Senior Research Associate, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

Keynote PresentationFinch Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, US Department of Transportation

Finch Fulton Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy

UTC Mobility Research, Education and Technology Transfer Overviews

Moderator, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University

Raj Rajkumar, Director, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University

Jennifer Dill, Director, National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Portland State University

Jill Hough, Director, Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, North Dakota State University

Shri Iyer, Senior Associate Director, Connected Cities for Smart Mobility toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART), New York University

David Kack, Director, Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM), Montana State University

Evangelos Kaisar, Director, Freight Mobility Research Institute (FMRI), Florida Atlantic University

Cole Kopca, Assistant Director, PacTrans UTC, University of Washington

Wei Fan, Director, Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE), University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Andrew Farkas, Director, Urban Mobility and Equity Center, Morgan State University

Raj Rajkumar, Director, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University

“As our roads get more congested and the population continues to grow, technological innovation offers us the opportunity to re-think, re-work and re-invent solutions to our mobility challenges — and prepare for a transportation system unlike anything that we have seen before.   By leveraging computing and communication technologies in the public infrastructure, in the vehicles, and in the devices we carry, we can dramatically improve mobility and services, leading to efficient and safe movement of people and goods.

Today’s National Mobility Summit brings together industry, community, workforce, and academic thought leaders around our country to explore ‘New Frontiers and Opportunities for 21st Century Mobility.’  We look forward to hearing from all of you today about the real-world transportation challenges, technological and policy innovations, successful deployments, and workforce training needs.”

– Raj Rajkumar Director, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University


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