Events


Where Do We Go From Here?
Insights from the Massachusetts Commission on the Future of Transportation

Thursday, April 4, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Nye ABC, 5th floor, Taubman Building
15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

In December 2018, Governor Baker's Commission on the Future of Transportation released their recommendations to address future challenges in transportation, exploring everything from the impacts of climate change to the rise of autonomous vehicle technology. This conference will give attendees an opportunity to hear directly from Commissioners as they present and discuss their findings. Secretary of Transportation, Stephanie Pollack, will offer a keynote address.

Agenda:

Welcoming Remarks: Rafael Carbonell, Executive Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Keynote: Stephanie Pollack, MA Secretary of Transportation

Presentation on the Future of Transportation: Steve Kadish*, Chair, Commission on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts and Senior Research Fellow, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Panel Discussion: Reactions and Thoughts:

Rebecca Davis*, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Tony Gomez-Ibanez*, Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at Harvard University
Karen Sawyer Conard*, Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

Moderator- Monica Tibbits-Nutt, Executive Director, 128 Business Council, and member of the MBTA Fiscal Management Advisory Board

Presentation on Autonomous Vehicles Policy: Mark Fagan, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Panel Discussion:

Colleen Quinn*, Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy, ChargePoint
Carol Lee Rawn*, Director of Transportation, CERES
Gretchen Effgen* Vice President of Global Partnerships and Business Team, Nutonomy

Moderator – Kris Carter, Co-Director, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Closing Remarks: Joe Aiello, Senior Fellow, Meridiam Infrastructure and Chairman, MBTA Fiscal Management Advisory Board

*Members of the MA Commission on the Future of Transportation

This event is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. Register Now

Sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.