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.
Featured Speaker: Robin Hutcheson
Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
In Conversation with Karen Philbrick
Ph.D., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Jennifer Homendy
15th Chair, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Keynote Speaker Moderator: Paula Hammond
Multimodal National Market Leader, WSP
MTI Safety Survey Presenter: Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Ph.D., Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center
Ravinder S. Bhalla
Mayor, City of Hoboken
Vice President of Transportation and Thriving Communities, Smart Growth America
Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation Health and Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation
Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Panel Moderator: Selika Talbott
MTI Research Associate; Founder and CEO, Autonomous Vehicle Consulting