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Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative | State and Local Governments

Virtual Event

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 11: 45 a.m. ET, you are invited to join the U.S. Department of Transportation for an Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative virtual event featuring remarks by: 

James C. Owens

Deputy Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 

Jane Williams

Acting Administrator 
Federal Transit Administration

Anne Ferro

President and CEO 
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Jonathan Adkins

Executive Director 
Governors Highway Safety Association

King Gee

Director of Safety and Mobility
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Speakers will continue the conversation, initiated by Secretary Elaine L. Chao during the launch of the AV TEST Initiative, by presenting their efforts and perspectives on the safe testing and development of automated driving systems. This session of the AV TEST Initiative will focus on efforts by state and local governments.


We are committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. Closed captioning will be provided. People with disabilities who need additional accommodations should send a request to no later than July 13.

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