2025 Visioning Session Silicon Valley

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2025 Visioning Session Silicon Valley


As part of his coast-to-coast intermodal tour, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater took part in a roundtable discussion with several Silicon Valley transportation industry stakeholders and political dignitaries in attendance. The topic, 2025 Visioning Sessions, which was designed to highlight some of the best ideas in transportation and transportation technology, challenged the best and brightest of Silicon Valley transportation leaders to share their ideas for inclusion in the 2025 Transit Choices Report, which will be presented at an international transportation symposium later this year in Washington, D.C.


United States Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater, as part of his annual transportation tour for 2000, took part in a round table discussion regarding the transportation needs of the Silicon Valley. The event was co-sponsored by the California Commonwealth Club and the Mineta Transportation Institute on June 24, 2000. Secretary Slater was joined by a panel of local transportation leaders and stakeholders. This publication is a transcript of that forum, "2025 Visioning Session — Silicon Valley.”

Panelists included:

  • United States Secretary of transportation Rodney E. Slater
  • Steve Berglund, President and CEO, Trimble Navigation
  • Larry Dahms, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Dr. John A. Dearien, CEO, CyberTran International
  • Rod Diridon, Executive Director, the Mineta Transportation Institute
  • Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Club of California
  • David Esmaili, Director, Advanced Transportation Technologies, West Valley College
  • Neil Garcia-Sinclair, Vice President, CyberTran International
  • Larry Gerston, Professor, Political Science, San José State University
  • Abdelaziz Hanif, Manager, Realty and Regional Transportation Specialist, NASA-Ames Research Center
  • Dr. Kathryn Heatley, Director, Outreach, member SVMG
  • The Honorable Zoe Lofgren, 16th Congressional District of California
  • Bill Lynch, Director of Navigation Services, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Norm McCraim, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Norman Y. Mineta, Senior Vice President, Lockheed Transportation Systems Division
  • Jeff Morales, Director, Caltrans
  • The Honorable James Oberstar, 8th Congressional District of Minnesota
  •  Dr. Donald L. Paul, Vice President of Technology and Environmental Affairs, Chevron Corporation
  • Dr. Stephen Van Beek, Deputy Administrator, U.S.Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
  • Craig Van Kessell, Transportation Coordinator, Altrans
March 2000



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