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The keynote speaker was Ryan Russo, Director, City of Oakland, CA, USA Department of Transportation (OakDOT). Under Ryan's leadership, OakDOT has become a national model for incorporating equity into transportation planning, policy, programs, and operations. From paving plans to emerging mobility, OakDOT is working to center racial equity in every organizational aspect, and long-neglected communities are now being more authentically engaged and collaborating with government.
This opening plenary session, moderated by ITE International President Alyssa Rodriguez, Ryan talked about how he and his staff are bringing new ideas and approaches to their city, the innovative Open Streets program they advanced as a result of COVID-19, and some of the lessons they have learned about transportation equity.