At the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington DC this week (January 7-11) US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was guest of honour and delivered this inspirational speech to close the Chair’s Plenary Session yesterday (January 10).
In the address Buttigieg focuses on transportation safety, job creation, decarbonisation and investment in transit, with his overarching theme being the transformational impact transportation can have on all communities and individual lives. Buttigieg presented a vision of a safer, more sustainable, cleaner and more equitable society created through investment in transportation.
Skip back through this video to also watch a special session to honor TRB award winners, and a fireside chat on mental wellness in the construction and transportation industries.
The awards were presented to:
Imad L. Al-Qadi received the 2023 Roy W. Crum Award
John M. Mason, Jr. received the 2023 W.N. Carey, Jr. Award
Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. received the 2024 Sharon Banks Medal
The fireside chat featured:
Sharareh (Sherri) Kermanshachi, Penn State Harrisburg
Travis McCarthy, Sundt Construction, Inc.
Peter Tateishi, Associated General Contrators of California
Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation
Carol Lewis, Texas Southern University