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How are advances in new technologies transforming American infrastructure and transportation systems? How can we use technological innovations to tackle our nation’s greatest infrastructure challenges – now and in the future?

Several prominent thought leaders recently discussed the future of technology and its impact on transportation infrastructure during a New York Times “TimesTalks” event sponsored by Norfolk Southern. Cecilia Kang, technology reporter for The New York Times, moderated the conversation with Anthony Foxx, chief policy officer of Lyft and former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary; U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) who co-chairs the Congressional bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus; Barbara Humpton, C.E.O. of Siemens USA; and Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“Our team is already hard at work unlocking the potential from advances in big data, machine learning, smart sensors, and automation. To be successful, however, collaboration with others will be vital,” said John Scheib, Norfolk Southern’s Chief Legal Officer and EVP Law and Administration. 

“That’s why we’re excited to pursue this vision with other technology leaders, both in and outside our industry, while also working closely with the U.S. Department of Transportation to explore more flexible, nimble, and forward-looking regulatory approaches that can further unleash private innovation.”

Watch the full TimesTalks panel discussion on the New York Times website here.