ITS America President & CEO Laura Chace Testifies at Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing

Laura Chace at senate subcommittee hearing

Safety21 attended the Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing titled “Examining the Roadway Safety Crisis and Highlighting Community Solutions,” which featured Safety21 advisory council member and ITS President and CEO Laura Chace, who discussed the causes of the roadway safety crisis, including unique risks to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists, and how Congress can support a holistic approach […]

University of Pennsylvania Awarded $6M NASA ULI Grant

Ryerson grant

Safety21 academic partner and University of Pennsylvania professor Megan Ryerson has been awarded a $6 million NASA ULI grant for their proposal, “Stress Testing and Hardening the NAS for Safe, Efficient, and Resilient Growth.”  The UPenn-led research project seeks to streamline air travel.  Read more here.

ITSA Digital Infrastructure Standing Advisory Committee Led by Safety21 Executive Director

Karen Lightman leads AI Committee meeting

Safety21 Executive Director Karen Lightman led Intelligent Transportation Society of America‘s AI & Digital Transformation Working Group meeting, which she is co-chair of, which discussed AI and transportation.  The AI & Digital Transportation Working Group is part of the Digital Infrastructure Standing Committee, which works on AI, digital transformation, IIJA and digital policy development and […]

US Department of Transportation Visits Safety21

USDOT site visit

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation joined researchers from Safety21 at Mill19 to discuss current and future projects, as well as review future events and issues related to promoting research, development, and deployment of transportation technology, especially concerning autonomous vehicles.  Representatives included: Dr. Firas Ibrahim, Office of Research, Development and Technology Director; Thomas Saad, Senior […]

University of Pennsylvania Professor Visits UC Irvine


Safety21 UTC researcher and University of Pennsylvania Professor Rahul Mangharam visited UC Irvine to discuss recent research in Bridging the Gap between Discrete Agent Strategies in Game Theory and Continuous Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments

On-Demand Ride Sharing Program to Launch in Greene County

Karen Lightman RAMP

Safety21 Executive Director Karen Lightman participated in the Rural Urban Mobility Platform (RAMP) press event to launch the pilot program on May 1, 2024.  “We are thrilled to be collaborating with our partners to deploy our research to solve real-world problems by addressing rural citizens’ mobility needs for enhanced quality of life, while taking into […]

Safety21 Hosts Annual Safety Summit of USDOT UTCs

Safety21 hosted the 2024 National Safety Summit of U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers in Washington, D.C.  The summit provided a unique opportunity for over 100 researchers, government, community, and industry representatives from across the country to engage in critical discussions and participate in a research showcase where ideas will be shared and new […]

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