Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee offers those with an interest in transportation issues the opportunity to network with other professionals, to sharpen their technical and professional skills, and to grow professionally.

Feb 18, 2020 (Transportation): Understanding and Harnessing Smarter Mobility for Smarter Cities

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What does smarter mobility mean for smarter cities?

Increases in urbanization and car dependence have contributed to daily traffic congestion problems for millions of people across the country. These problems are now being addressed with technological advances and innovative ideas that will have a significant impact in the future. These future improvements will encompass developing smarter mobility solutions to create smarter cities.

  • What is smart mobility and how does it factor into a smart city?
  • How do smart mobility solutions increase safety while reducing traffic congestion and pollution?
  • What are the top 10 issues in preparing for automated vehicles and shared mobility?

Join us at the Transportation Committee meeting where Neil J. Pedersen, Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board, shares thoughts on what smart mobility means for smarter cities.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (Sign-in and catered lunch begin at 11:45 AM, with speaker at 12:00 PM)
WHERE: WSP USA, 1015 Half Street, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20003
COST: $20 per person (ASCE member) $25 (nonmember)
Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).

About the speaker: Neil J. Pedersen, has been the Executive Director at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) since 2015. He is responsible for TRB's technical activities, including an annual meeting attended by more than 12,000 transportation professionals, 200 technical committees, conferences, and publications. Previously, he was the Deputy Director for TRB's Strategic Highway Research Program.  He spent 29 years at the Maryland State Highway Administration, where he became the Administrator and Governor's Highway Safety Representative. During his career, he has been in volunteer leadership roles for both TRB and AASHTO. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies from Bucknell University and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University.

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