The Second Annual
National Mobility Summit
of
USDOT University Transportation Centers

Exploring the Research Frontier
for 21st Century Mobility

April 11, 2019 – Washington, D.C.

More than 125 attendees came together for the Second Annual National Mobility Summit to discuss real-world problems, opportunities and innovations in the mobility of people and goods. This included 10 university transportation centers representing more than 50 colleges and universities across the US.

From left to right: Kevin C. Womack, Ph.D., F.ASCE Director, Office of Research, Development and Technology; Allante Whitmore, Ph.D. Candidate for Civil and Environmental Engineering, CMU; Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation; Raj Rajkumar, Director, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University

It was great to seeing people from many different disciplines, each that touches transportation, were present. I’m thinking specifically about the fact that there was someone there from a hospital, Easter Seals and a community college. The diversity of participants is top notch.
– Attendee Feedback

AGENDA

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Welcome, Introductions, & Overview of the Day
Raj Rajkumar, Director, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University

Remarks from the UTC Program
Dr. Kevin Womack, Director, USDOT Office of Research, Development & Technology, & the Transportation Safety Institute

Mobility-Themed UTC Lightning Round 1: Brief Updates on Research, Education & Technology Transfer Efforts from Participating UTCs
Moderator, Chris Hendrickson, Director, Traffic21 Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Wei Fan, Director, Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Hau Hagedorn, Associate Director, Transportation Research and Education Center, Portland State University
David Kack, Mobility Director, Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility, Montana State University
Cole Kopca, Assistant Director, PacTrans, University of Washington
Hilary Nixon, Deputy Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University

Expert Panel 1: Opportunities and Challenges to Improve the Mobility of People Moderator, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University
Robin Chase, Co-founder Zipcar, Veniam, and NUMO
Brian Cronin, Director, FHWA Office of Operations Research & Development
Jane Lappin, Director, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Toyota Research Institute
Paul Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association

Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation

Mobility-Themed UTC Lightning Round 2: Brief Updates on Research, Education & Technology Transfer Efforts from Participating UTCs
Moderator, Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager, Mobility21 National UTC, Carnegie Mellon University
Raj Rajkumar, Director, Mobility21, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Farkas, Director, Urban Mobility & Equity Center, Morgan State University
Jill Hough, Program Director & Associate Professor of Transportation, North Dakota State University
Evangelos Kaisar, Professor, Freight Mobility research Institute (FMRI), Florida Atlantic University
Kaan Ozbay, Director, C2 Smart, New York University

Expert Panel 2: Opportunities and Challenges to Improve the Mobility of Goods Moderator, Loren A. Smith, Jr., Senior Advisor for Policy and Program Operations in the Office of Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
Bob Bourg, Vice President, Strategy & Growth, Wabtec
Steve Boyd, Co-Founder, VP of External Affairs & Market Development, Peloton Technology
Rebecca Brewster, President and Chief Operating Officer, the American Transportation Research Institute
Caitlin Hughes, Director, FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations

Networking Reception and UTC Poster/Demo Session
10 UTCs Representing 50+ Colleges and Universities across the US

Download all presentations by clicking here (APPROX 35 MB)

Download National Mobility Summit ’19 Recap by clicking here

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

A Word from the Director

The population continues to grow, and infrastructure enhancements are not keeping pace. Hence, our roads are becoming more congested, causing longer transportation delays, higher pollution, wasted fuel, and bigger aggravation. Given this context, mobility-focused UTCs are uniquely positioned 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 the efficient and safe movement of people and goods across the country.

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