AASHTO Spring Meeting
The AASHTO Spring Meeting provides transportation leaders the opportunity to collaborate on some of the biggest issues facing the industry today and tomorrow. Experts from all over the country will gather for sessions that highlight equity in transportation, right-of-way issues (such as broadband, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and effective local partnerships), risk and resilience, and other popular topics top of mind for state departments of transportation and partner agencies. The meeting will also host several AASHTO committees and councils through the course of the week. The Spring Meeting also serves as a way for the AASHTO Board of Directors and Executive Committee to conduct its business in preparation for fiscal year 2023.
May 11, 2022
- 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Knowledge Session: Using the Equity Imperative to Integrate Transportation Systems
- This session will address mobility equity; how an integrated transportation system increases access to mobility options and enhances economic opportunity for the people it serves, particularly communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. FHWA will discuss its complete streets initiative aimed at providing equitable and safe transportation options for all users, including vulnerable road users and those from underserved communities. Leaders from the transportation industry will discuss their planning processes that focus on the mobility needs of communities and put affected communities at the center of decision-making, use accessibility as a priority metric, strive to equitably deploy investments, and address the fair and just distribution of societal benefits and burdens. Moderator: Diana Mendes, HNTB. Panelists: Stephanie Pollack, Federal Highway Administration; Roger Millar, AASHTO Vice President and Secretary, Washington State DOT; Toks Omishakin, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency; Terry Slaughter, Chief Equity Officer, Michigan DOT; Adelee Legrand, Chief Executive Officer, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority.
Diana MendesCorporate President, Infrastructure & Mobility Equity