Event Detail

ASCE Seattle Section December Meeting with Robert Millar, WSDOT Secretary of Transportation

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Ultra High Speed Ground Transportation Connecting the Cascadia Megaregion in the “New Normal” 

Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar will discuss transportation during a pandemic and the lessons we can take from this experience going forward. He will also highlight work underway to explore connecting the Cascadia megaregion with ultra high speed ground transportation from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.



Roger Millar was appointed Secretary of Transportation by Governor Jay Inslee in August 2016. Millar oversees a 7,000-employee agency that is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. Prior to joining WSDOT, Roger served for five years as vice president of Smart Growth America, a national not-for-profit organization. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Millar is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is the Treasurer of the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute.


5:30 to 5:35 Meeting Introduction
5:35 to 5:50 Breakout sessions (networking)
5:50 to 6:00 Announcements
6:00 to 6:45 Presentation
6:45 to 6:55 Q&A
6:55 to 7:00 Closing
7:00 Adjourn