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  
 
Director
California Department of Transportation
 
Executive Director
Metropolitan Transportation Commission

 

 

         
Panelists
  Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD   Carlos Braceras  
         
  Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD   Carlos M. Braceras, P.E.  
 
Director
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
 

 

       
 

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APTA

 
       
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Booster Fuels California Planning Roundtable
Google Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust
Union Pacific Railroad  
       
  Donors  
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
       
WSP    
       
       
MCTM
CSUTC
NTSC
NTFC

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