Schedule of Events | Oct. 17, 2017

Day 1, Oct. 15 | Day 2, Oct. 16 | Day 3, Oct. 17

Texas Mobility Summit, Day 3

Envision & Develop

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9:00 AM | Opening Remarks

  • Tom Lambert – President & CEO, Houston METRO
  • Shelley Row – President & CEO, Shelley Row Associates
  • Senator Robert Nichols – District 3, Texas Legislature

9:30 AM | Call for Ideas: Team Presentations, Part I

  • Based on the prior day’s workshops, the first set of teams present their vision and implementation roadmaps, highlighting use cases for connected/automated/shared/electric vehicles as well as data integration.A core group of experts provides direct feedback following each presentation:
    • Frank DiGiammarino – Cofounder and VP, Ecosystem Development, Accelerated Digital Ventures
    • Brian Cronin – Director, Office of Operations R&D, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
    • Mark Dowd – Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab
    • Jonathan Sierra-Ortega – Policy Director, Senate Committee on Transportation
    • Jeff Reichman – Principal, January Advisors

10:45 AM | BREAK

11:00 AM | Call for Ideas: Team Presentations, Part II

  • The second set of teams present, and a core group of experts provides direct feedback following each presentation.

12:15 PM | LUNCH

1:15 PM | Breakout Sessions

  • Participants have the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts, openly discuss key topics, and develop recommendations for Texas to move forward.  In light of recent events, participants will be asked to view mobility through a lens of resiliency.  Facilitators will encourage the cross-pollination of ideas and drive towards outcomes, including defining problem statements and policy areas to inform the direction of the Texas Innovation Alliance.
    • Group 1: Vehicles & Infrastructure
      Facilitator: Josh Johnson, Manager, SwRI
      Teams discuss the benefits and barriers in connected, automated, and electric vehicle technologies as well as the infrastructure needed to support various applications.

      • Ginger Goodin – Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
      • Dave Miller – Connected Vehicle Lead, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems
      • Del Nichols – Director of Research & Development, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems
    • Group 2: Freight & Logistics
      Facilitator: Brian Cronin, Director, Office of Operations Research & Development, FHWA
      Teams discuss the opportunities for Texas to research and demonstrate commercial vehicle applications in long-haul, urban, and port environments.

      • Trevor Theunissen – Public Affairs, Uber Freight
      • Brian Fariello – Traffic Management Section Director, Traffic Operations Division, TxDOT
      • Rich Byrnes – Chief Infrastructure Officer, Port of Houston
    • Group 3: Mobility-as-a-Service
      Facilitator: Joe Willhite, VP, Houston Area Manager, WSP
      Teams discuss new developments in transit, shared mobility, and 1st/last mile applications as well as enabling technologies needed to develop a universal payment platform.

      • Catherine McCreight – Senior Transportation Planner, TxDOT Houston District
      • Andy Tryba – President and CEO, RideAustin
      • Ann Foss & Lyndsay Mitchell – Principal Planner and Comprehensive Planning Manager, City of Arlington

4:00 PM | Next Steps & Closing Remarks

  • Tom Lambert – President & CEO, Houston METRO
  • Darran Anderson – Director of Strategy & Innovation, TxDOT