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Annapolis Ahead: Weekly Comprehensive Plan Progress Update

Posted on: May 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] This week: May 14th--The Future of Transportation: Connecting the Dots

May 14, 2020: Planning Commission and Nitty Gritty Committee. Transportation Roundtable Discussion with Shelley Row. Virtual, via the City’s YouTube Channel (, 7 pm. Shelley will present "The Future of Transportation: Connecting the Dots."

Disruptive technology is creating an upheaval in transportation. Self-driving cars, connected vehicles mobility-as-a-service and more challenge the definition of transportation. Travelers have individualized information at their fingertips and expect the same from transportation. A data avalanche is starting from connected and automated vehicles and location-based services. In this environment, uncertainty abounds. Some of these disruptions have started; others will arrive within 10 to 20 years. In the
meantime, many capital investments for transportation infrastructure last 50 years or more. Transportation planning and investments continue business-as-usual when business is anything but usual. Are you watching key trends and connecting the dots to assess the impacts to your agency and business?

Shelley Row, PE, CSP

An Inc. Magazine top 100 leadership speaker and one of eight engineers who is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Shelley Row, PE, CSP, is an engineer and former government and association executive. Shelley founded the Insightful Leadership Institute following a distinguished 30-year transportation career. Her career as a transportation engineer started in 1984 when women engineers were few. She worked as a transportation engineer in Texas, California, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia during the 1996 Olympic Games. She finished her career in the Senior Executive Service with the U.S. Department of Transportation where she ran a research program on connected and automated vehicles. She is an award-winning leader with top honors in her agency. Shelley is widely known within the transportation community for her leadership, vision and organizational skills.

Today, Shelley’s leadership work focuses on developing insightful leaders who see beyond the data.  She is a sought-after trainer, consultant and speaker with hundreds of virtual and live presentations to her credit including for national and international audiences from 20 to 2000. She has published articles in Forbes, Fast Company, HuffPost Business, SmartBlog on Leadership, CEO Magazine, Thinking Highways and more. Follow her work by signing up for her newsletter at She has a certificate from the NeuroLeadership Institute and is past president of the National Speakers Association Washington, DC chapter.  She is the author of four books including, Think Less, Live More. Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker.

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