May 19, 2017 from 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles on Our Roads

Hosted by National Association of Regional Councils National League of Cities

For years, autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, seemed like a fantasy unlikely to come to fruition. However, autonomous vehicles are here now and communities face the challenging questions of how to prepare for them and how to integrate them into mixed mobility environments. This panel discussion will feature several experts in this field and local government officials who will discuss the current landscape of autonomous vehicle research and technology development. Learn what this means for communities and how they should prepare, including how autonomous vehicles are expected to work with existing mobility and transit systems.


  • Antoinette Samuel, Deputy Executive Director, National League of Cities
  • Erich Zimmermann, Director of Transportation Programs, National Association of Regional Councils
  • Alonzo Byrd, Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs, Enterprise Holdings Inc.

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator:
    • Greg Scott, Government Affairs Advisor, American Car Rental Association
  • Panelists:
    • Douglas R. Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission
    • Ed Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
    • Adie Tomer, Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
    • Eta Davis, Economic Initiatives Coordinator, Fairfax County