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Past Event

14th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit—Getting to Zero Deaths on Our Roadways: Is the IIJA up to the Challenge?

The United States faces a public health crisis on its roads. In 2021 alone, almost 43,000 people died in traffic crashes and millions more suffered serious injuries. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls the situation a preventable crisis—one for which we must take responsibility by recognizing that human lives are not a price to pay for modernity. New funding available through the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides a significant opportunity to reduce crashes through infrastructure redesign.

Join the Mineta Transportation Institute and a panel of national experts to discuss the role of infrastructure redesign in achieving a national goal of zero traffic fatalities.


This program is supported by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San José State University.

Mineta Transportation Institute

Photos courtesy the speakers.

June 2, 2023

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

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Featured Speaker: Robin Hutcheson

Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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In Conversation with Karen Philbrick

Ph.D., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute

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Keynote Speaker: Hon. Jennifer Homendy

15th Chair, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

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Keynote Speaker Moderator: Paula Hammond

Multimodal National Market Leader, WSP

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MTI Safety Survey Presenter: Asha Weinstein Agrawal

Ph.D., Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center


Panel Speakers:

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Ravinder S. Bhalla

Mayor, City of Hoboken

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Beth Osborne

Vice President of Transportation and Thriving Communities, Smart Growth America

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Emily Schweninger

Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation Health and Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation

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Tony Tavares

Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

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Panel Moderator: Selika Talbott

MTI Research Associate; Founder and CEO, Autonomous Vehicle Consulting