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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.


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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