Getting to Zero Deaths on our Roadways: Is the IIJA up to the Challenge?

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May 23, 2023
San José, CA

The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San José State University (SJSU) presents the 14th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit “Getting to Zero Deaths on our Roadways: Is the IIJA up to the Challenge?” on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 10a.m. (PT). The United States faces a public health crisis on its roads: 43,000 people died in traffic collisions in 2021. Millions more suffered serious injuries. How can the transportation industry address what Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls a preventable crisis? 

Join the Mineta Transportation Institute and national experts to discuss the role of infrastructure redesign in achieving a national goal of zero traffic fatalities.

This summit opens with a highly anticipated Fireside Chat with featured speaker Administrator Robin Hutcheson of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in conversation with MTI’s Executive Director Dr. Karen Philbrick. The conversation will be followed by a keynote address from Jennifer Homendy, Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and a Q&A moderated by Paula Hammond, Chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Board of Directors.

Dr. Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Director of MTI’s National Transportation Finance Center, will present safety-related findings from the 2023 national trend survey that MTI has been running annually since 2010. 

Industry experts joining the panel exploring steps to combat this crisis include:

  • Ravinder S. Bhalla, Mayor, City of Hoboken

  • Beth Osborne, Vice President, Transportation and Thriving Communities, Smart Growth America

  • Emily Schweninger, Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation Health and Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Tony Tavares, Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

The discussion will be moderated by Selika Talbott, MTI Research Associate and Founder and CEO of Autonomous Vehicle Consulting.

This free webinar is hosted in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California. Guests can register at



At the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Jose State University (SJSU) our mission is to increase mobility for all by improving the safety, efficiency, accessibility, and convenience of our nations’ transportation system. Through research, education, workforce development and technology transfer, we help create a connected world. Founded in 1991, MTI is a university transportation center funded by the US Departments of Transportation, the California Department of Transportation, and public and private grants, including those made available by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1). MTI is affiliated with SJSU’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business.


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