Transportation 2025 and Beyond
Lunch Time Discussion with Honorable Rodney Slater on the Opportunities, Challenges and Best Pathways for Successful Transportation Innovation and Policymaking
Bryant Walker Smith, CIS Resident Fellow, will be moderating this session.
Honorable Rodney Slater, former US Secretary of Transportation during the Clinton Administration (in office 1997 - 2001), will address the policies and innovations behind the present transformation of America's transportation systems, and the leadership that will be required to finish the job. Secretary Slater will offer historical perspective from his executive roles at the Federal Highway Administration and Department of Transportation (DOT), during which, among other significant developments, key public-private partnerships and cohesive visions of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) emerged. Drawing on predictions made by policymakers and transportation innovators in 2001, he will assess the progress of vehicle automation, driver-assistive technologies, V2X communications and other ITS issues and trends. Now an advisor to current national transportation leaders, major corporations, state governments and international organizations, Secretary Slater will share his perspective on key developments over recent years and the opportunities and challenges ahead as new innovations continue to transform America's transportation landscape towards 2025 and beyond.