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2nd Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable


The Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia (ITS Virginia)
Presents the 2nd Annual
Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable
Wednesday April 5, 2017
8:00 am – noon

This event is a roundtable discussion organized by the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia (ITS Virginia), the pre-eminent Virginia organization for information exchange regarding the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to support transportation system operations.  The theme of the roundtable is Planning for Tomorrow’s Transportation Today, with a strong emphasis on potential applications in the Northern Virginia (NoVA) region.  The roundtable, which will be both informative and interactive, comprises two plenary sessions.


7:30 am Registration, networking, continental breakfast (included with registration)

8:00 am Welcome Monica Backmon, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; and Robb Alexander, President, Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia

8:15 am New Mobility Revolution: Disruptive technologies are already here, and beginning to change the way we travel.  This session will feature a panel discussion with NoVA practitioners and planners at the leading edge of the new mobility revolution.

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Planning for Disruption: The new mobility revolution presents opportunities for travelers and challenges for policy makers.  This session will attempt to distinguish facts, myths, uncertainties, and the unknown, highlighting potential strategies for Northern Virginia to ensure the region’s needs are addressed.

  • Moderated by: Robert Thomson [The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock, retired]
    • Consultant perspective [Steve Buckley, Northeast Regional Manager, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff]
    • Academic perspective [Zac Doerzaph, Director, Center for Advanced Automotive Research, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute]
    • Economic/Revenue impacts of Automated Vehicles [Mike Zezas, Chief US Public Policy & Municipal Strategist, Morgan Stanley]
    • Policy perspective [Henry “Hap” Connors Jnr., C.O.O. of Richlynd Federal, Commonwealth Transportation Board Member]
    • Operations perspective [Virginia Lingham, Connected and Automated Vehicle Program Manager, VDOT]

11:45 am Closing remarks