Tues, March 12: Elaine Chao at SXSW
For SXSW 2019, the United States Department of Transportation has put together several sessions covering the future of this industry.
The highlight of these sessions occurs on Tuesday morning, March 12 when US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will discuss New Initiatives on Emerging Transportation Technologies. Her presentation will focus on how emerging transportation technologies promise to improve safety, enhance quality of life, and propel economic growth. Many of these advances will not fit neatly into the traditional categories around which the government is organized — air, rail, highways, transit, and other “modes.” At SXSW, Secretary Chao will discuss how the Department of Transportation must prepare for the future by finding new ways to address cross-modal technologies that are on the near horizon.
Secretary Chao’s presentation occurs at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 12 in Room 16AB on the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Center.
Listed in chronological orders, other Department of Transportation programming at SXSW 2019 includes the following sessions:
- Transportation Innovation at a Crossroads (March 11 at 5:00 pm at the Hilton Austin Downtown)
- The New Urban Mobility Partnership (March 12 at 11:00 am at the Courtyard Marriott)
- By Land, Air and Sea: The Future of Freight (March 12 at 12:30 pm at the Courtyard Marriott)
- Accessible Transportation for All (March 12 at 2:00 pm at the Courtyard Marriott)
- Cybersecurity in the Age of Information (March 12 at 3:30 pm at the Courtyard Marriott)
- Step Aside, Cities: Innovations in Rural Mobility (March 12 at 5:00 pm at the Courtyard Marriott)
Want even more content focused on this topic at SXSW? Then attend the Future of Transportation Series of Sessions, which are panels and presentations that mainly occur March 12–13 at the Hilton Austin Downtown.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.