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Saturday, September 28 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Future of Transportation

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Moving people and goods in a state with aging infrastructure and surging population is no small feat.

Presented by and programmed in partnership with TEXAS 2036. Supported by Toyota, Gulf States Toyota, Lyft and Capital Metro.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Brandon Formby

Night News Editor at The Texas Tribune
Formby serves as the night news editor at the Tribune. Previously, he covered urban affairs for the Tribune, writing about the challenges facing Texas’ largest metro areas as they experience unbridled growth. He joined the Tribune in October 2016 and was the organization’s first... Read More →

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Terry Canales

State Representative
Canales, D-Edinburg, has represented House District 40 since 2013. He serves as chair of the House Transportation Committee and sits on the Land & Resource Management Committee. Canales is also an attorney and has his own practice in Edinburg. He is the sixth member of his extended... Read More →
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Robert Nichols

State Senator
Nichols, R-Jacksonville, has represented Senate District 3 since 2007. He serves as chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, vice chair of the Business & Commerce Committee, and sits on the Administration, Finance and Intergovernmental Relations committees. Prior to joining the... Read More →
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Carrin Patman

Chair of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
Patman was appointed chair of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in 2016 by Mayor Sylvester Turner, becoming the first woman to serve in that position. Previously, she spent three decades as a trial lawyer at Bracewell, an international law firm. Patman is an American... Read More →
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Laura Ryan

Texas Transportation Commissioner
Ryan was first appointed to the Texas Transportation Commission by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 and was confirmed for a full six-year term in 2017. She has 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, worked at Gulf States Toyota Inc. and served as chair of the board of the Texas... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
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