2022 Agenda




7:30 AM Check-In Opens Alder Commons
8:00 AM Doors open to Alder Auditorium Alder Auditorium
8:30 AM


Yinhai Wang, 2021 Conference Chair, Director, Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) & Professor, University of Washington

Billy Connor, Director, Center for Safety Equity in Transportation (CSET), University of Alaska Fairbanks

Alder Auditorium
8:45 AM

Keynote Address

Daniel Sperling, Distinguished Blue Planet Prize Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and founding chair of the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and Economy at the University of California, Davis.

Alder Auditorium
9:30 AM

Plenary Session – IIJA and You: Optimizing the Benefit of the IIJA through Regional Collaborations

Moderator: Loreana Marciante, Senior Emerging Mobility Solutions Engineer, HNTB

Megan Cotton, Director of Federal and Tribal Relations, Washington State Department of Transportation

Travis Brouwer, Assistant Director for Revenue, Finance, and Compliance, Oregon Department of Transportation

Brandy DeLange, Government Relations Advocate, Association of Washington Cities

Margaret Pridmore, Roadway Data Manager, Idaho Transportation Department

Alder Auditorium
10:30 AM


Alder Auditorium
10:45 AM

Mobility Session #1 – Connected and Automated Vehicles Impacts and Research Needs

Moderator: Ahmed Ibrahim, University of Idaho

Alan Clelland, ITS/CV Leader, DKS & Associates

Mostafa Asfoor, Visiting Professor, University of Idaho

Ted Trepanier, Senior Director of Public Sector Services, Inrix

Jia Li, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University

Alder Auditorium
10:45 AM

Safety Session #1 – Transportation Safety Innovations In Rural Communities

Moderator: Billy Connor, Director, Arctic Infrastructure Development Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Adam Larsen, Safety Engineer, FHWA/Western Federal Lands

Hollyanna Littlebull, Tribal Traffic Safety Coordinator, Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources Engineering Program

Steven Daly, Retired, USCOE ERDIC/CRREL

Daniel Abramson, Professor, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington

Alder 103
10:45 AM

Transformative Solutions Session #1: Workforce Development Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Yinhai Wang, Professor and Director, PacTrans, University of Washington

Dongho Chang, State Traffic Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation

Mike Clark, Vice President, David Evans and Associates

Mohammad Malakoutian, Affiliate Assistant Professor and Senior Program Manager, University of Washington and Amazon

Kirk Vinish, Director of Planning, Lummi Indian Business Council

Alder 107
12:00 PM

PacTrans Award Ceremony and Elevator Pitches

Alder Auditorium
12:30 PM


1:00 PM

Poster Session

Alder Commons
2:00 PM

Mobility Session #2: ​Freight Supply Chain Challenges and Near-Term Outlook

Moderator: Eric Jessup, Research Professor, School of Economic Science, Washington State University

Jonathan Berndt, District Manager, Expeditors

Bryan Gonzalez, International Traffic Manager of Exports & Imports, FC Bloxom Company International

Tim Graciano, Head of Data Science, Convoy

Alder 103
2:00 PM

Safety Session #2: AI Empowered Methods/Tools for Smarter Safety

Moderator: Yao-Jan Wu, Associate Professor, University of Arizona, Director, Center for Applied Transportation Sciences

Yu Zhang, Professor, University of South Florida

Steve Voit, Business Development Manager, Verizon

Asad Khattak, Professor, University of Tennessee

Venky Shankar, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University

Alder Auditorium
2:00 PM

Transformative Solutions Session #2: Leveraging Public/Private Entities to Innovate

Moderator: Bart Treece, Director, UW Mobility Innovation Center

Travis Phelps, Mobility and Technology Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation

Sarah Struder, Director of Platform, Techstars

Bill Cornell, Principal, Pariveda Solutions

Wei Sun, Chief Executive Officer, AIWaysion

Alder 107
3:15 PM


3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Alder Auditorium
3:45 PM

Social Hour and Networking

Alder Commons
5:00 PM

Conference Concludes