Past event: The Future of Transportation in Utah

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Join Utah Foundation for a policy discussion about the future landscape of transportation.

How is technology changing the way people will get from point A to B in Utah? How should policymakers respond?

We’ll meet to discuss these questions and more at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10th, at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy.

There’s no charge to attend and a continental breakfast is included.

Our speakers include:

  • David Christensen, Executive Director of USU’s Sustainable Electrified Transportation Research Center, which has created an advanced EV charging project and is developing innovative technologies with its partner universities across the U.S.
  • Teri Newell, Deputy Director at UDOT, who will talk about advances in technology, the evolution of the transportation industry and transportation reinvestment zones.
  • Jaron Robertson, UTA’s Program Manager of Innovative Mobility Solutions, which serves as a testing ground for new transit and transportation ideas.
  • Martin Ritter, CEO at Stadler US, a Swiss manufacturer of cutting-edge passenger trains which has begun operations in Salt Lake City.
  • Representative Robert Spendlove, who has sponsored legislation to make Utah the first state to fully legalize self-driving cars on its roads.

Emily Means from KCPW will emcee the event.

The event will conclude with a Live Electric EV ride-and-drive event. Stick around after the breakfast and get behind the wheel of an electric car.

Our thanks to the Larry H. Miller Automotive Group for its generous sponsorship of this event and thanks to Salt Lake County Regional Development for hosting.


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