ASCE Seattle Dinner Meeting - Transportation Matters
Washington state’s economy, its people and their quality of life depend on a multimodal, integrated transportation system that works for all of its users, regardless of age, ability or economic status. Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar will discuss the Washington State Department of Transportation’s role as stewards of the state’s $200 billion investment in transportation and how the agency is managing today’s challenges – congestion, system preservation, land use, workforce and more. Millar also takes a look ahead to future transportation trends including system resilience, alternative energy, new and emerging technology, as well as funding and investment priorities.
Early bird registration ends September 4.
Roger Millar joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as Deputy Secretary in October 2015 and was appointed Secretary of Transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system, and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently.
Millar is an experienced land use and transportation engineer, planner and program manager with an international reputation for innovative approaches to conservation and development. The prominent theme that has run through his career has been planning and implementing transportation systems that are not ends unto themselves; but rather the means toward economic vitality, environmental stewardship, social equity, public health, and aesthetic quality. His work on the Portland Streetcar and the Glenwood Springs to Aspen BRT provided communities nationwide with new modal tools. His Complete Streets leadership helped create a national movement for transportation systems that are safe, convenient, and pleasant for all users, regardless of how they choose to travel. His State DOT leadership is bringing innovation to agencies with enormous influence on transportation investment.
Millar is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a member of the ASCE Board of Direction and current president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. He is a member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board of Directors, the National Complete Streets Coalition Steering Committee, and co-chair of the Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition. Millar graduated from the University of Virginia in 1982.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM PDT