Mobility 2050 Symposium

NUTC & AEM Partner to Present & Discuss Latest Report:

Mobility 2050: A Vision for Transportation Infrastructure

WHAT: Mobility 2050 Report by NUTC for AEM, Presentation & Panel Discussion

WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2016 | 2:00PM - 5:00PM

WHERE: Technological Institute | 2145 Sheridan Road Cohen Commons Evanston IL 60208

Mobility 2050, an in-depth study on future trends and opportunities, was unveiled during a symposium hosted by AEM and Northwestern University Transportation Center in Evanston, Illinois on May 23, 2016. The keynote address was delivered by U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez. The symposium also featured remarks from several national and state transportation thought leaders and policymakers, including, Kennametal CEO Ron De Feo and HUSCO International President & CEO Austin Ramirez.

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-Randall S. Blankenhorn, Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
-Ronald M. De Feo, CEO, Kennametal and Chair, AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 task force
-Austin Ramirez, CEO, Husco International, Inc.
-Kimberly Gray, Professor and Chair, Northwestern’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
-Hani Mahmassani, Professor and Director, NUTC
-Julio M. Ottino, Dean, Northwestern Engineering
-Joseph Schofer, Associate Dean and Professor, Northwestern Civil & Environmental Engineering


Supported by a grant from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the Transportation Center undertook an exploration of the factors, needs, and opportunities facing U.S. transportation infrastructure in the next 35 years. The objective of the study was not to forecast the future, but to frame the possibilities and thus to inform the public and policy makers about future needs for transportation infrastructure.  The outcome of this study is Mobility 2050: A Vision for Transportation Infrastructure

For more information, please see AEM's Infrastructure Vision 2050 thought leadership initiative.