Join us for a webinar about the future of transportation, and your future transportation career.

June 30th, 2021

1:30-3:00pm EDT

Register for webinar

Each year, hundreds of students, many of whom are enrolled in transportation-related majors, seek summer internships with public and private sector organizations to gain experience in this field. Collectively these interns constitute a unique group of potential future transportation professionals. On June 30th, 2021, we invite all interns working in transportation to take part in this free webinar focused on your futures and the future of transportation. The discussion begins at 1:30 PM (EDT) and will conclude at 3:00 PM.

This webinar is being offered to engage current interns in a discussion about future challenges and opportunities in providing safe, efficient, and equitable mobility for all Americans. Our diverse panel of transportation leaders will share their own experiences and insights, as well as their assessment of changes likely to transform transportation in the future.


Avital Barnea

Avital is the Deputy Secretary for Transportation Planning at the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA); previously served as Program Manager for Freight at AASHTO and was a Presidential Management Fellow at USDOT.



Chris Lawson

Chris is the Division Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration‘s (FHWA) for the District of Columbia; previously served as Special Assistant to the FHWA Administrator.



Laura Perrotta

Laura is President & of the American Highway Users Alliance; previously Senior Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and Director of Legislative Affairs for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA).




Joe Toole (Moderator)

Joe Toole is a Senior Principal at Kittelson & Associates; previously FHWA Associate Administrator for Safety and Acting FHWA Executive Director.





Panelists will discuss their own careers and current positions, and then respond to audience questions. You’re welcome to submit questions in advance when you register!

Registration: Interns from transportation organizations of all disciplines can register here to receive a unique access link to tune in. The event is being offered at no cost. For additional information, please feel free to contact Joe Toole or Lauren Hunt.