In the Kansas City region and across the nation, we are standing at the brink of remarkable times for transportation.

New technologies are rapidly changing the way we move people and goods, with profound impacts for our cities, our infrastructure and our regional economy.

KINETIC is an energetic series of forums to help our community better understand and prepare for the future of transportation.


The intersection of public policy and automated vehicles

This event features one of America's premier experts on the future
of transportation, Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the
Eno Center for Transportation.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Registration and networking starts at 9:30 a.m. 
Truman Forum Auditorium
Plaza Branch Library
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
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Past events

Aug. 30, 2017 — Well-designed public-private partnerships can bring economies of scale, efficient design and operations, and innovative technologies that deliver cost savings over decades, not just in the near term. This forum addressed how the Kansas City region can build the capacity to attract public-private funding and take advantage of potential opportunities to capture revenue, particularly from new technologies that emerge.
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Oct. 6, 2016 —This workshop served as a primer on emerging technologies — such as smart infrastructure and autonomous vehicles — and their implications for our transportation systems.
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April 22, 2016 — A forum on the future of transportation infrastructure featuring keynote speaker Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead.
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February 17, 2016 — A dynamic series of community conversations on the future of transportation with keynote speaker William (Bill) Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company
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Questions, ideas or comments?

Contact Ron Achelpohl or Amy Strange.



MoDOT’s Road to Tomorrow » initiative is exploring all options for building the interstate system of the future including infrastructure and technology innovations along with sustainable funding sources.

KC Rising » is a long-term vision for the greater Kansas City region to build capacity, bring existing businesses to scale and fully realize the region’s potential. KC Rising is regional in focus, but global in perspective targeting high growth in trade, people and ideas.

Series sponsors:

Presented in partnership with:
American Council of Engineering Companies of KansasAmerican Council of Engineering Companies of MissouriAmerican Institute of Architects Kansas City
American Planning Association — Kansas City Metro SectionAutomobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas CityGreater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Heartland Civic CollaborativeKansas City Area Development CouncilKansas City Institute for Transportation EngineersKansas Department of Transportation
Kansas Society of Professional EngineersKC RisingKC SmartPortMissouri Department of TransportationUrban Land Institute - Kansas City

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