Emerging Transportation Technologies — The Future is Now
October 6, 2016
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
This workshop will serve as a primer on emerging technologies — such as smart infrastructure and autonomous vehicles — and their implications for our transportation systems. You will learn about current projects using these technologies and how local governments need to prepare to take full advantage of them.
9 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. – Presentations and panel discussion
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
Presenters and panelists:
Stephen Buckley most recently served as general manager of transportation services for the city of Toronto, responsible for all aspects of Toronto's transportation network, from streets, bridges, traffic signals and street signs, to sidewalks, boulevards, street furniture and right-of-way management. He led the city's scenario-based plan for autonomous vehicles.
Prior to that, he was director of policy and planning in the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities in Philadelphia.
Ashley Z. Hand recently completed a fellowship as a transportation technology strategist for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. In that role, she developed public policy, an action plan and pilot program recommendations for shared mobility, automated vehicles and other technologies.
Previously, Ashley served as the first chief innovation officer of the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the first female municipal CIO in the country.
Local panelists include:
- Jameson Auten, chief of regional service delivery and innovation for the Kansas City, Missouri Area Transportation Authority.
- Bob Bennett, chief innovation officer for the city of Kansas City, Missouri.
- Tom Blair, team leader for the Missouri Department of Transportation “Road to Tomorrow” initiative.
- Brian Shields, city traffic engineer for the city of Overland Park.
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