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Monday, March 5 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Opening Plenary - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Stakeholder Perspectives on Transportation Hot Topics, and Washington, DC's Development as a Bicycle Friendly Community

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Opening address by Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Panel discussion: Perspectives from Stakeholders: What is moving in transportation in 2018 and after?

Rob Puentes, Eno Transportation
Kevin McCarty, US Conference of Mayors

Award Presentation and panel discussion: A Celebration and Discussion of Washington, DC as a Bicycle Friendly Community 

Mayor Muriel Bowser (Invited)
Greg Billing, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Jeff Marootian, District Department of Transportation
Veronica Davis, Black Women Bike
Ellen Jones, Downtown DC BID

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Bill Nesper

Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists
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Caron Whitaker

Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day. Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy.


Greg Billing

Executive Director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
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Elaine Chao

Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
In her first year as Secretary, the Department of Transportation has issued a new quadrennial strategic plan, advanced the regulatory architecture for the safe deployment of transformative transportation technologies, including autonomous vehicles and has been engaged in White House... Read More →
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Veronica O. Davis

Co-Founder/Principal Planning Manager, Nspiregreen LLC
Veronica O. Davis, PE is a transportation nerd who uses her knowledge to spark progressive social change in the community. Currently, she is a co-owner and Principal Planning Manager at Nspiregreen LLC. In July 2012, the White House recognized her as a Champion of Change and Transportation... Read More →

Robert Puentes

Robert Puentes is President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation a non-profit think tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Prior to joining Eno, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program where he directed... Read More →

Erich Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman is the Deputy Director for the National Association for Regional Councils and works with planning organizations of all sizes to improve transportation policy and enhance local control

Monday March 5, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom North/Central Renaissance Hotel