Thursday, October 1, 2020

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Plenary Session #3: Systemic Racism and Transportation: Understanding the Past to Make Changes for the Future (Recording)
    • Gloria Jeff, Office Director, Minnesota DOT
    • Toks Omishakin, Director, Caltrans; Chair, AASHTO Council on Active Transportation
    • Jeffrey Bennett, Associate Director Transit Delivery Division, District DOT; President, COMTO Washington DC Chapter
    • Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer, Clean Water Action of New Jersey
      • Description: This session will provide attendees the opportunity to hear perspectives on systemic racism and transportation from four transportation practicitioners. Each panelist will speak for 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of audience interaction. Following the panelist presentations, the session moderator will pose questions to the panel followed by additional time for audience questions. The session will conclude with a 10 minutes discussion to capture next steps and action items for AASHTO to consider.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Lunch Presentation: Active Transportation in New York City, Enhancing Quality of Life for All (Raw recording)
    • Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, NYC Parks and Recreation
      • Description: As the country urbanizes and demographics of the American population shifts, the public realm (parks, public spaces, greenways, streets and sidewalks) are gaining greater importance as places for active transportation, physical health, mental health and social interaction. New York City has embarked on a strategy to improve the livability of places by redefining the role of public space in the 21st century through equity, sustainability, resiliency planning and placemaking. To improve the livability of places, we must improve the quality of life for all.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Committee on Planning Business Meeting
  • Committee on Transportation System Security and Resilience Business Meeting
    • Description: The Committee on Transportation System Security & Resilience (TSSR) covers preparation for and response to both natural and human‐made threats, shocks and stressors to the transportation system. During the business meeting TSSR will review accomplishments and  proposed actions for next year, announce proposed research problem statements, and provide an opportunity for roundtable discussion with members.
  • Council on Active Transportation Business Meeting
    • Description: In this session, the Council on Active Transportation will hear relevant updates from Council members, federal officials, and AASHTO staff. Members will also finalize the Council’s 2021 Action Plan.
  • Special Committee on Freight Business Meeting