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Transportation Innovativation Series: The Expanding and Accelerating Universe of Ground Transportation Tech Innovation

11/21/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
First Speaker:
Matthew W.
Distinguished Lecturer
City University of New York
USDOT Headquarters West Building, Conference Center Rooms 8-10
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
United States
(Multimedia Recording)
OST-R Office: 
Office of Research, Development and Technology

A strategic outreach series hosted by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Matthew W. Daus, EsqWe are now at a technological cross-roads in the ground transportation universe, where technology will continue to improve and transform private and quasi-public for-hire ground transportation services, as well as redefine its ability to inter-face with other transportation modes. Like the discovery that the universe is actually expanding and accelerating more rapidly since the Big Bang, technological and private sector ground transportation pro-gress is accelerating to virtually light speed. These technological changes are shaking-up the existing paradigm—placing traditional in-dustry stakeholders, passengers, government regulators, and start-up tech companies on an astronomical collision course with one another. This lecture will address policy is-sues surrounding new and emerging ground transportation technology, offering inside perspective on its historical evolution, recommended resolutions to problems, and predic-tions for the future.

Sponsored by: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, University Transportation Centers Program DISCLAIMER: The views of the presenter do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Transportation. For more information, contact Denise E. Dunn at

Sign language interpreters will be available for deaf participants who wish to attend this event. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please mail or phone at 202-366-9433 / TTY: 202-366-6242 at least 3 business days prior to the event.