Past Event: Breakfast Briefing: The New Look of Transportation in the 2020s

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How Recent Events Have Changed the Trajectory of Transportation in Utah

Rapidly growing population. Higher demands for pedestrian infrastructure. Eye-opening housing shortfalls. Increasing concern about economic divides in our communities and overall quality of life. A major uptick in telework. New funding for infrastructure. New ways of paying for infrastructure.

During just the past few years, the ground has shifted rapidly in Utah when it comes to transportation and related policies. Addressing those challenges is the topic of the next Utah Foundation Breakfast Briefing, sponsored by HNTB and hosted by Zions Bank. Among the questions we will address:

  • How will Utah’s transportation agencies respond to the challenges ahead?
  • What is the role of builders in syncing development with multi-modal transportation?
  • How can Utah build quality of life into its transportation project?
  • Can Utah better connect job opportunities to those who need them?

Our panelists include:

  • Jay Fox, Executive Director, Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
  • Dan Lofgren, President and CEO, Cowboy Partners
  • Diana Mendes, President of Infrastructure and Mobility Equity, HNTB
  • Teri Newell, Deputy Director of Planning and Investment, Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Andrew Gruber, Utah Foundation board member and Executive Director of the Wasatch Front Regional Council, will moderate the discussion. We’ll also hear from HNTB Vice President Dominic Spaethling.

Join us from 8:30 to 10:30 for this important Breakfast Briefing in Zions Bank’s Founders Room, 1 South Main Street, 18th Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

Thanks to our sponsor, HNTB, this event is free to the public. And thanks to Zions Bank for hosting.

Register here for this free event.