Austin Chamber to Host Annual Transportation Event

Posted on 08/16/2022

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Regional Mobility Summit tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17.

The Austin Chamber will gather transportation experts, city planners, and public officials to explore the future of mobility in the Austin region. The half-day summit will include engaging speakers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.

“Transportation has been a part of Austin’s story for decades,” said Laura Huffman, President and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. “For the first time, we have multiple generational investments being made on our transportation system in Central Texas. We are spending billions on I-35, our transit system through Project Connect, and our airport. This is a fascinating time to come together and talk about Austin transportation.”

The event will begin at noon on August 17 and will have multiple breakout sessions about topics including I-35, airport expansion, the future of downtown, and the future of mobility.

Sessions will have a variety of speakers from across the community. The full lineup of speakers is:

  • Annick Beaudet – Senior Mobility Officer, City of Austin Project Connect Office
  • Ashby Johnson – Executive Director, Capital Area MPO
  • Sly Majid – Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Argo AI
  • Sid Martinez – Director, Alamo Area MPO
  • Jenell Moffett – Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Downtown Austin Alliance
  • Sharmila Mukherjee – Executive Vice President for Planning and Development, CapMetro
  • Dewitt Peart – President and CEO, Downtown Austin Alliance
  • Monica del Rio – Senior Manager Airport Affairs, Southwest Airlines
  • Jim Reed – Executive Director, CAPCOG
  • Tracy Thompson – Chief Officer of Administrative and External Affairs, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Mike Trimble – Director, City of Austin Corridor Program Office
  • Jacqueline Yaft – Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

“We are excited about the lineup of speakers we have to talk about transportation in Austin,” said Susan Nold, Senior Vice President of Policy & External Affairs. “The Chamber is eager to continue to partner with all levels of government and the community to help guide transportation investments in the region.”

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