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.
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