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Tuesday, July 23 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Transportation and Infrastructure Session II

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Working Group Co-chairs: 
Bruce Agnew, Cascadia
Sen. Chuck Winder, Idaho State Legislature

Autonomous, connected, electric and shared (ACES) vehicles can potentially reduce congestion, limit traffic accidents, clean up our air and water, and enhance social equity by reducing the costs of personal mobility. ACES will also revolutionize the supply chain logistics world of marine, surface and air transportation while electrification offers new business opportunities for our bi-national region’s utilities.
     Cross-Border Autonomous Truck Pilot

Autonomous vehicles in agriculture
Seedmaster is a Saskatchewan agriculture machinery manufacturer that has developed an autonomous seeder/farm implement platform called DOT. This cutting-edge technology is also a great example of how Saskatchewan agriculture machinery technology is helping to reduce GHG emission.
Owen Kinch, SeedMaster Manufacturing Inc and Dot Technology Corp

Transportation electrification in Washington State 
Rep. Jake Fey, Washington State Legislature

Connecting the inland northwest
The ALCAN Highway and Highway 97 are critical transportation corridors for the PNWER region. How do we strengthen these inland connections between the Arctic jurisdictions and the rest of the region? What is their value for to the region’s economic development?

Maintaining the Shakwak Agreement
Paolo Gallina, MLA, Government of Yukon
Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer, Alaska

Rail Connections
Mead Treadwell, Former Lt. Governor & Chief Operating Officer,  Alaska to Alberta Rail (A2A)

Action Items
What are the next steps to promote the PNWER agenda?
Looking ahead to the Economic Leadership Forum in Seattle Nov. 17 to 19
Smart Cities
Infrastructure Resilience
Autonomous vehicles

More information on the Working Group here.


Speakers
avatar for Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer

Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer

Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska
Kevin Meyer was born and raised in Beatrice, Nebraska, a small farming community in rural Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. His graduate work was completed at the University of New Mexico, where he earned a Master’s degree in... Read More →
avatar for Mead Treadwell

Mead Treadwell

Former Lt. Governor & Chief Operating Officer, Alaska to Alberta Rail (A2A)
Mead was the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (2010-2014) and Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (2006-2010) under Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama. In those positions, he helped develop and implement the U.S. Arctic policy adopted in 2009, expanded Asian observer... Read More →
avatar for Owen Kinch

Owen Kinch

Director, Product Innovation and Development, SeedMaster Manufacturing Inc and Dot Technology Corp
Owen Kinch works for DOT Technology Corp. as Director Product Innovation and Development near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a keen passion to increase overall farm efficiency through the development and deployment of automation. Owen leads the software development team for... Read More →
avatar for Rep. Jake Fey

Rep. Jake Fey

Representative, Washington State Legislature
Born and raised in Port Angeles, Jake’s experience in the YMCA Youth and Government program pointed him early on toward a life of public service. He was the first in his family to attend college, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Washington... Read More →
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Paolo Gallina

MLA, Government of Yukon
Paolo Gallina was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election for the 34th Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2016.Gallina is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Standing Committee on Rules, Elections and Privileges, and... Read More →
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Bruce Agnew

Director; Transportation Working Group Co-chair, Cascadia Center
Since 1993, Bruce Agnew has been the Policy Director of Seattle-based Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center. The Cascadia Center is a strategic alliance from Vancouver, BC, to Eugene, Oregon, promoting high speed passenger rail, Interstate-5 freight mobility, seamless border crossings... Read More →
avatar for Sen. Chuck Winder

Sen. Chuck Winder

Senator; Transportation Working Group Co-chair, Idaho State Legislature
Chuck is a member of the Idaho Senate serving his third term as an Idaho State Senator representing east Meridian and west Boise. He also serves at the Idaho Senate Assistant Majority Leader and is active on Transportation and State Affairs Committees. Chuck attended the College of... Read More →



Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Sheraton Top of the Inn