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Spotlight on Transportation Law and Mobility Innovation

Join us for a conversation focusing on legal and policy issues around the merging of transportation and technology.

The University of Dallas and Stantec have partnered to offer the Spotlight on Transportation Law and Mobility Innovation Workshop. This highly engaging half-day workshop allows students to:

  • Broaden their understanding of the transportation-mobility technology industry,
  • To further hone their skills by quickly categorizing the type of issues as being technical, policy-related, or regulatory, and whether settled or unsettled, and
  • To engage with industry experts about the newest advances in transportation-mobility technology.

The skills, tools, and techniques learned in this workshop are then immediately applied in open group discussions. Our instructors present scenarios where students are assessed on their ability to spot any issues, and problem solve to arrive at possible solutions. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Lawyers, planners, engineers, government officials, transportation policymakers, developers, decision-makers, educators, mobility providers, and all those curious about the intersection of law and mobility.  Eligible workshop attendees who attend entire workshop will earn up to 4.0 CLE credits.

To register, click here.

Meet the Presenters

Gregory Rodriguez, JDGregory Rodriguez, JD

Gregory Rodriguez, As Mobility Policy Principal within Stantec's Mobility and Innovation team, Greg uses his unique legal, regulatory, and policy experience to assist clients with the development of policies and operational frameworks focused on the safe and effective deployment of transportation technologies into communities across the country, including demand-responsive mobility, automated and connected vehicles, dockless micromobility and unmanned drones (both aerial and ground).

His services to clients include the completion of comprehensive policy and regulatory analysis to identify barriers to the deployment of technology focused solutions and recommend frameworks focused on the incorporation of flexible and data driven governance structures. Through Greg’s working knowledge of state and local government rules and regulations, in addition to his understanding of the goals of the private sector around the deployment of smart mobility solutions, Greg facilitates education and collaboration towards the development of balanced and workable policy frameworks that promote innovation while also realizing community goals around new mobility solutions.

As an attorney before joining Stantec, Greg provided legal, regulatory, and policy guidance on issues connected to smart cities and the incorporation of transportation technologies within communities, including procurement and contracting, use of the right-of-way, data sharing and privacy, equity and accessibility, funding, public-private partnerships, intelligent transportation systems and spectrum allocation, and zoning and land use.

His experience starts as a former staff member for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C. Additionally, as a lawyer, Greg has served as in-house counsel at the San Diego Association of Governments and represented a number of school districts, municipalities, and regional organizations on governance, procurement, and contracting issues, including the use of alternative construction delivery methods and negotiation of technology contracts such as software as a service agreements. 

With his legal, policy, and legislative experience, Greg provides insights and recommendations on proposed legislation, regulations, and ordinances and assists clients in navigating and building consensus around complicated and untested governance issues. Greg’s approach to legislative issues focuses on collaboration, education, and facilitation to align interests and achieve results for clients and projects. With his legal experience, Greg is also able to assist in communications with counsel to facilitate project understanding and risk analysis. 

Greg is a recognized and respected thought leader in the mobility space, having authored a number of articles, given keynote speeches and participated on a number of panels at conferences. Greg has received the 40 under 40 award from the Association for Commuter Transportation.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2001
  • Juris Doctor, James E. Rogers College of Law at The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2007

Publications:

“The Good, (Potentially) Bad, and (Avoiding) the Ugly: The Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities Driverless Vehicles Offer to Municipalities. Municipal Lawyer, 2016.

Automated Vehicles and Minding the Looming Infrastructure Funding Gap. Eno Transportation Weekly, 2016.

Automated Vehicle Regulatory Challenges: Avoiding Legal Potholes through Collaboration. League of California Cities Annual Conference, 2017.

Do We Need to Upgrade from ‘Informed Consent’ to ‘Informed Risk’ with Autonomous Vehicles?. Eno Transportation Weekly, 2018.

Federal, State and Local Governance of Automated Vehicles. UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy Policy Brief, 2018.

**At Stantec, Greg is not providing legal services and this workshop should be interpreted as Stantec representing its ability to or seeking to provide legal services or representation. **

Marcelle Sattiewhite Jones, JD Marcelle Sattiewhite Jones, JD

Marcelle Sattiewhite Jones brings more than 28 years of progressive experience advising executives and governing boards regarding public policy and governance matters related to transportation and land use. She has extensive experience in developing legislation, policies, procedures and strategic business protocols; providing compliance training; facilitating internal and external client relationships; drafting, negotiating and reviewing procurement and contract documents.  

She served as the general counsel and director of legal services for the North Texas Tollway Authority where she developed the agency’s toll violations program in response to the new technology and innovations that allow open-road tolling. It was in this role that she learned to appreciate the impact and unintended consequences of technology on laws and operations. As a result of her experience, she led the development of the first-ever toll violation workshop held by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association to address the technical, financial and operational impacts of open-road tolling.

Marcelle serves as chairman of the General Law Committee of the Transportation Research Board since 2014; and as a member of the TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program 20-6 Legal Research Review Committee since 2009. She has developed, moderated and participated in TRB and other transportation industry panels that have discussed legal and operational challenges to governmental entities when responding to or planning for new technologies that advance automated and connected vehicles, hyperloop, electrical vehicles, electronic tolling, mileage-based user fees and the like.

She also served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Arlington advising the Planning Department, Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Office of the City Secretary.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • M.S., Urban & Regional Planning, Master of Science, University of Wisconsin
  • B.A. Journalism, News Communications Bachelor of Arts

**At Stantec, Marcelle is not providing legal services and this workshop should be interpreted as Stantec representing its ability to or seeking to provide legal services or representation. **

Pamela Baily-Campbell, MBAPamela Baily-Campbell, MBA

Pamela Baily-Campbell is a nationally recognized leader with more than 25 years of hands-on success in advising clients to create innovative strategies for new approaches such as Public-private Partnerships (P3s) and Smart Mobility including how to transform their policies, legislation and planning processes. She helped to author the recently released TCRP paper on Low-speed Automated Vehicles and is working on a series of topical papers on autonomous vehicles for NCHRP. In addition to the policy side, her extensive project experience provides her clients with unique insights and solutions for the development, procurement and implementation of Smart Mobility, P3s and other complex feasibility, development and implementation solutions.

Pamela has not only been involved at the strategic/planning level but has directed numerous high-profile projects providing strategic advisory services to a broad range of clients on the full life cycle of project issues. This extends from creating the initial strategy and addressing organizational/governance issues, to making delivery and financing approach decisions then developing procurement documents and assisting in selection and contract negotiations. She has strong expertise in working with organizations that are undertaking new delivery approaches. Her work involves regular interaction with government executives and managers, elected officials, rating agencies, lending institutions and equity investors.

One of the advantages Ms. Bailey-Campbell brings to clients is her public sector perspective based on her work in public-private partnership, design-build, technology and innovative financing expertise while holding executive positions with the E-470 Public Authority where she developed and implemented one of the first public-private projects for transportation in the U.S.

Ms. Bailey-Campbell has served on the Eno P3 Working Group, Texas Governor’s Transportation Advisory Board, Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the National Council of Public-Private Partnerships, was on the Board and held the position of President of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association P3 Division, and has worked extensively with the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association where she served as the Chairman for the Finance Summit, and served as the Vice-chair for the Finance Steering Committee and several previous Program Committees.  She frequently writes and speaks on P3s, alternative delivery and other transportation industry innovations.

EDUCATION

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Daniels College, University of Denver
  • BS, Biology, Missouri Southern State University

Who Should Attend? 

Lawyers, planners, engineers, government officials, transportation policymakers, developers, decision-makers, educators, mobility providers, and all those curious about the intersection of law and mobility.  Eligible workshop attendees who attend entire workshop will earn up to 4.0 CLE credits.

Schedule

This half-day program is held online live through the University's online learning system.

Class Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration deadline: November 28, 2020

Early bird registration deadline: Introductory rate for December 8th course only.

Early bird registration period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit (online) the registration form, and submit full payment prior to the early bird deadline.

Click here to register.

Registration and Deadlines

Registration deadline: November 28, 2020

Early bird registration deadline: November 8, 2020

Early bird registration period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit (online) the registration form, and submit payment prior to the early bird deadline.

Click here to register.

Tuition & Discounts

Standard Tuition: $450.00

Introductory Rate Tuition: $150.00

Early Bird Discount:

Students can earn an early bird discount by completing the registration process (including full payment) by the early bird deadline. The early bird period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online registration form, and submit full payment prior to the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information). 

Payment Options

The University of Dallas can accept cash, check, or credit card payments. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express using our online payment portal. Cash is accepted at our Business Office ONLY. Checks can be mailed to: 

University of Dallas - Executive Education
Attn: Kathy Whitgrove
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

Workshop Goals

The goals of the workshop include:

1) Introduce attendees, based on project experience, to the many legal and policy issues that are connected to new mobility innovations being deployed in communities.

2) To foster proactive thinking around risk mitigation and collaboration between the legal, engineering, planning, and policy sectors, especially with continued introduction of technology into the transportation system.

3) To challenge attendees to think creatively and proactively around the need to modernize and rethink existing laws, regulations, and governance structures associated with mobility and innovation.

Curriculum

The curriculum will include an overview of legal and policy issues connected to the deployment of transportation focused technologies. This overview will include case studies based on work the professors are engaged in, case law, and administrative and regulatory issues. An overview of the curriculum is as follows:

  • Introduction to legal and policy issues associated with technology and transportation.
  • What is the role of the attorney? How to address untested legal issues from a risk mitigation perspective? How to foster collaboration across disciplines to overcome legal and regulatory barriers.
  • Is it legal? An overview of regulatory considerations related to the deployment of transportation technologies and how to navigate situations when the law has yet to catch up.
  • Fitting a square peg into a round hole: Considering antiquated governance structures when dealing with mobility and innovation.
  • Funding and contracting – from public-private-partnerships to intellectual property considerations.
  • The New Kids on the Block – Data sharing, privacy, and cybersecurity.
  • How to foster the deployment of new technologies to assist in public health and emergency response, including planning, policy, contracting, and funding.

CLE Credits

The University of Dallas will submit Texas member attendance records to the MCLE Director for each session of the seminar. In order to receive CLE credit, there will be an attendance form for you to fill out at each session.

Approved by The State Bar of Texas for 4.0 hours Ethics CLE.

Learn more about Stantec

Contact UD

For more information about this course, discount information, or help registering please contact Kathy Whitgrove via email or 972-721-5298. 

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