Future of Transportation Listening Sessions


The Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation is presenting a series of five listening sessions on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts.

These sessions are open to the public and will offer an opportunity to capture ideas and discuss policy, as well as receive questions and comments.

Each session will have presentations by local experts related to the session topic, followed by an open comment period during which the commission will invite comments and questions from the public on the session topic, or any other topics relating to the future of transportation.

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Session 1 of 5: Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

May 29, 2018 • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cape Cod Room  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

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12:30 pm - Poster Session: Showcasing relevant research and/or activities across the Commonwealth on topics related to the Future of Transportation. 

1:00 pm - Welcome and Introductions 

1:15 pm - Overview of the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Purpose of the Listening Sessions

1:30 pm - Panel Discussion on Current Research and/or Activities Related to Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Introduction of Panelists – Mike Knodler, One Center/UMTC:

— Shlomo Zilberstein – UMass Amherst - Framing the Future of Automated Vehicles

— Shannon Roberts – UMass Amherst – Human Factor Needs in an Autonomous Vehicle World

— Chronis Stamatiadis – UMass Lowell – Strategic Planning for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

— Eric Gonzales – UMass Amherst – Autonomous Vehicles for Ride Sharing

2:00 pm - Public Discussion/Q&A

3:00 pm - Closing Remarks

Written comments may be submitted at the listening session, on our website at mass.gov/orgs/commission-on-the-future-of-transportation, or via email to future.of.transportation@MassMail.State.MA.US

These events are accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact the UMass Transportation Center at 413-545-2604 at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge. Sessions will be recorded. Attendees will be asked to sign a video release form.

Other upcoming sessions will take place in Worcester, Dartmouth, Lowell and Boston