Technology — from autonomous vehicles to traffic sensors — is poised to radically redefine mobility and change the landscape of cities in the 21st century. But moving from current transit infrastructure to what comes next involves solving a wide array of technological, regulatory and design challenges requiring the input and collaboration of stakeholders from across public and private sectors. What might the future of mobility look like, and how will that vision be shaped by tech and automotive industry leaders, governments, city planners and the public at large?
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- Tuesday, May 16
- 8:40 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
- 8:45 a.m.What’s Coming Down the Pike?Linda Bailey, Executive Director, National Association of City Transportation Officials
Michelle Quadt, Advisor, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company
Reginald Viray, Research Associate, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
With Alexis Madrigal, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
- 9:10 a.m.Uber and the Future of American Infrastructure , produced by our underwriter UberAndrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research, Uber
* This session was produced by our underwriter and not by The Atlantic’s editorial team.
- 9:20 a.m.Snapshot: Los AngelesSeleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
With Steve Clemons, AtlanticLIVE
- 9:35 a.m.Partnering for the Future Gabe Klein, Co-Founder, CityFi / Former Transit Commissioner, Chicago and Washington, DC
Carrie Morton, Deputy Director, Mcity
Darnell Grisby, Director of Policy Development and Research, American Public Transportation Association
With Gillian White, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
- 10:00 a.m.Connecting the CountryThe Hon. Anthony Foxx
With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
- 10:25 a.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
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