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EVENT

2019 Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) National Meeting and Training Conference

July 12 - 16, 2019

Tampa Marriott Water Street
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL
United States

Some of our best and brightest will be attending the COMTO National Meeting & Training Conference this year and are excited to discuss the future of intelligent mobility! We are a proud Bronze and lanyard sponsors of this year's meeting.

Check out our experts' sessions to learn more about electrified mobility, and how to find your voice to make your aspirations a reality as you progress in your career. 

Our COMTO Sessions

Navigating to Find Your Voice 

  • Moderator: Maggie Walsh, HDR
  • Presenters: Joshua Salazar, Jerome Brown, HDR; Dee Parker, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Sunday, July 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 2nd Floor, Salon H

Progression in leadership levels can be difficult to navigate. Mentorship and succession planning seem like defined paths, but individually it is important to find your voice to make aspirations and intentions known as you follow through on these goals. This panel will provide practical education from perspectives on an executive, management, and up-and-coming perspective with public and private sector leaders.

Technical: Electrified Mobility & Next Gen Charging Stations

  • Presenters: Joshua Salazar and Mike Ippoliti, HDR
  • Sunday, July 14 | 2:45-3:45 p.m. | 2nd Floor, Salon J

Zero Emission and Electric Vehicles are coming and will begin to overtake the Internal Combustion Engine over the next 30 years as ZE/EVs increase their market share as Autonomous and Connected Vehicles. ZE/EVs will perform in ways similar to the current vehicle fleet but will require a wide range of alternative means to recharge/refuel, with broad impacts to roadways, travel demand, public transit, and community planning. A new infrastructure of recharge/refuel systems will be needed to meet expected demands. Public agencies, Utilities, and the Private sector will need to work collaboratively to assist with planning, design, and program management for charging infrastructure that will support the transition to the next generation of commuter and commercial vehicles. A case study will present a regional implementation plan for power and transportation network analysis supporting charging station development to meet the growing demands of electric vehicles.