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2020 Traffic21/Mobility21 University Transportation Center Deployment Partner Consortium Symposium


November 19 & 20, 2020 – Virtual

The Traffic21/Mobility21 Deployment Partner Consortium is engaged for identifying real-world transportation needs, research project development and deployment, technology licensing and commercialization, student recruitment for jobs and internships, class and capstone projects.

Symposium WelcomePutting our research, development and deployment approach into action – the annual deployment partner symposium provides an opportunity for interaction and discussion among researchers, students and deployment partners.

In 2020, the Traffic21/Mobility21 University Transportation Center Deployment Partner Consortium Symposium was held virtually on Thursday, November 19 from 11 AM – 2:30 PM eastern, followed on Friday, November 20 with a UTC Academic and Research Showcase.

Over 250 registrants from academia, community, government, and industry joined over 30 speakers for the 2 day event.


Thursday, November 19, 2020

11 AM

Welcome & Program Updates  Watch the video here.

11:45 AM

Panel One: Transportation & Equity – How to address systemic challenges  Watch the video here.

  • Sofia Gallo, Special Assistant for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
  • Carol Wright, Director of Easter Seals Transportation Group and co-director of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
  • Jill Hough, Program Director, Small Urban and Rural Center on Mobility, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University
  • Mariah S. Stanley, National Program Manager, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

Read panelists bios here.

1:15 PM

Panel Two: COVID-19 – How has mobility changed and impacted deployment?  Watch the video here.

  • Yassmin Gramian, Secretary of Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
  • Chuck Hammel, CEO, Pitt OHIO
  • Larry Rilett, Distinguished Professor, Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology, Director of the Nebraska Transportation Center and the Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Vincent Valdes, CEO, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
  • Connie McGee, Board President, Association for Commuter Transportation

Read panelists bios here.

2:30 PM



Friday, November 20, 2020

UTC Research and Education Showcase

11 AM – Noon:  Watch the Video Here.


12:15 PM – 1:15 PM:  Watch the video here.


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:  Watch the video here.


2:45 PM – 3:45 PM:  Watch the video here.


You can also check out the “Idea Board” populated by symposium participants throughout the event.

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