As the Transportation sector continues to become more dependent on access to the electric power grid, increased coordination between the transportation and energy sectors will lead to more efficient connected systems. At a Federal level, The Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides a framework for states to start planning for charging networks to support transportation electrification. In this webinar, researchers from Texas A&M Texas Transportation Institute and its spin-off EV charging analytics company, ElectroTempo, will discuss the policy implications of the IIJA for how states can and should be planning for an electric future. They will give examples of stakeholder coordination efforts, funding mechanisms, and the critical need to harness predictive analytics to optimize charging infrastructure investments.
Dr. Ann Xu, Co-Founder and CEO, ElectroTempo
Dr. Alice Grossman, Associate Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Dr. Josias Zietsman, Agency Assistant Director and Strategic Advisor, & Center Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
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Dr. Alice Grossman is an Associate Research Scientist with the Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health (CARTEEH) at Texas Transportation Institute where she works within the Air Quality Program at TTI and leads the Clean Transportation Collaborative. Prior to joining TTI, Alice participated in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Technology Policy Fellowship where she spearheaded the initiative for textual data asset management for portfolio analysis and program planning, management, and evaluation at NOAA. Before, NOAA, Alice worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Eno Center for Transportation.
Dr. Joe Zietsman is the Assistant Agency Director and Strategic Advisor at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). He is also the director of the Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CARTEEH), which is a US Department of Transportation Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and he is a member of the Graduate Faculty of Texas A&M University. His research interests are in sustainable transportation, air quality, and the intersection of public health and transportation.