UTC Spring 2021 Seminar Series

Insight from transportation leaders representing state, county and regional governmental agencies comprised the UTC Spring 2021 Seminar Series. These hour-long virtual presentations were open to all interested in gaining knowledge of current and planned developments in transportation.  A common discussion thread: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on future area transportation and mobility.

March 4: Planning and Programming at IDOT with Holly Bieneman, Director of the Office of Planning and Programming. Revisit the event by downloading audio and visual recordings and the PowerPoint presentation.

March 18: Responding to Change: Innovations at Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways with Tara Orbon, Chief Engineer for the Project Development Bureau, and Jesse Elam, Director of Strategic Planning and Policy.  Revisit the event by downloading audio and visual recordings and the PowerPoint presentation.

April 15: Mobility Recovery: Rethinking Mobility in a Post-COVID Chicago Region with Laura Wilkison, CMAP Deputy Executive Director of Plan Implementation and Legislative Affairs.  Revisit the event by downloading audio and visual recordings, the PowerPoint presentation and chat box messages.

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