12th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit presents 'Electrifying the Transportation Future'

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Friday, June 11, 2021

10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. (PDT) | Link to register.

Transportation policymakers face two overlapping, once-in-a-generation opportunities: electrifying the nation’s vehicle fleet and re-establishing a stable source of federal and state revenue for transportation. As states and the Biden administration begin a push to rapidly electrify the US fleet for climate reasons, policymakers are under increasing pressure to rethink how states and the federal government fund transportation infrastructure and services. For decades, motor fuel taxes have generated the majority of state and federal funds spent on transportation, even if recently these taxes have been losing their purchasing power. However, a shift to electric vehicles will require a new transportation funding model. The speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities with such options as mileage fees, carbon taxes, higher vehicle registration fees, or a shift entirely away from user-generated revenue.

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  Special Guest   Preliminary Remarks  
  Secretary Pete Buttigieg   Senator Alex Padilla  
  Secretary Pete Buttigieg   Senator Alex Padilla  
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Senate
  Keynote Speaker   Moderator  
  Toks Omishakin   Therese McMillan  
  Toks Omishakin   Therese McMillan  
California Department of Transportation
Executive Director
Metropolitan Transportation Commission



  Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD   Carlos Braceras  
  Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD   Carlos M. Braceras, P.E.  
MTI National Transportation Finance Center
Executive Director
Utah Department of Transportation
  Carl Guardino   Dan Sperling, PhD  
  Carl Guardino   Dan Sperling, PhD  
Executive Vice President,
Government Affairs and Policy
Bloom Energy
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
UC Davis





Booster Fuels
California Planning Roundtable Google
Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust Union Pacific Railroad
AC Transit Allied Telesis Alstom  Association of American Railroads (AAR)
Bay Area Rapid Transit City of San Jose, CA Hanson Bridgett LLP HNTB
InfraStrategies LLC Central Japan Railway Company Lea+Elliott Mott MacDonald
Republic Urban Properties SamTrans Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority WMH Corporation

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