2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Mobility Talks International (language only)

Item 446 #1s

Item 446 #1s

Department of Transportation


Page 434, line 38, following "needs.", insert:

"Included in the amounts in this Item, $50,000 the first year shall be allocated to provide sponsorship support for the seventh annual Mobility Talks International (MTI) Conference in January 2021."


(This amendment provides $50,000 NGF the first year to support the seventh annual Mobility Talks International (MTI) Conference being held in Washington, D.C. on January 27-28, 2021. MTI brings together government and industry leaders with policy makers from across the nation and around the world to exchange ideas on best practices related to the development and regulation of connected and autonomous vehicles. Program attendees will be joined by a delegation of representatives from countries representing the United Nations Road Testing Division. Industry participants will include all of the major vehicle manufacturers as well as representatives of the start-up and technology companies who are providing support to the manufacturers of autonomous and connected vehicles. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate will also be in attendance along with representatives of other states, such as Michigan and Kentucky, who are competing with Virginia to attract investment from the autonomous vehicle industry. Speakers will include federal regulators and industry leaders. Representatives from the United States and many other countries will also speak on the state of autonomous vehicle policy making in their countries. As a sponsor of MTI 2021, Virginia will strengthen its position as a national and international leader in autonomous vehicle research, development and investment.)