Cross State Corridors Panel
The movement of freight across the nation’s highways is becoming an ever increasing challenge. This is also giving Sate DOT’s an opportunity to develop creative solutions with neighboring states along critical corridors to address these challenges.
Port of Entry Permits
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Moderated by: Brent Cain - TSMO Director, Arizona Department of Transportation
Ronald Pate - Director, Rail, Freight, and Ports Division, Washington State DOT
Sherry Pifer - Branch Manager, Freight and International Trade Section, Texas DOT
Rob Wight - Operations Director, Utah DOT
Emergency Response Panel
Monday 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Emergency responses to fire and floods have been an increasing challenge to State DOTs. Since these events are unplanned, there is generally no or insufficient budget programmed to deal with the event or the subsequent recovery from the event.
This panel will discuss impacts, recovery, and best practices from a Federal Land Manager and State DOT perspective.
Moderated by: Mike Tooley, Director Montana Department of Transportation
Danny R. Montoya - Director of Engineering, USDA Forest Service (New Mexico)
Jolie Pollet - Division Chief, Fire Planning & Fuels Management, BLM
Chris Newman - Federal Aid Programs Team Leader, FHWA
Dave Bierschbach - Region Administrator, Washington State DOT
Rick Torgerson - Region Director, Utah DOT
Why We Should All Care About Supporting Women in Transportation
Transportation is personal for all of us. Since the completion of the interstate highway system, the movement of goods and people have experienced significant changes. Now with a larger focus on transit, rideshare and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, the future will hold many new challenges.
This panel is intended to engage discussion with men and women about the value of an inclusive workplace where skills and talents of men, women and minorities are used to position the transportation industry and transportation organizations for success in the future.
Moderated by: Shelley Row
Mary Peters - Principal, Mary Peters Consulting Group; Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Former Director, Arizona Department of Transportation
Cheryl Walker - Director, Office of Safety Programs, FHWA
Jennifer Toth - Director, Maricopa County Department of Transportation
Britton Hammit , Ph.D, E.I. - Civil Analyst, Kimley-Horn