September 21, 2020 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Hitachi is delighted to host a Conversation on the Future of Mobility Infrastructure as part of the United for Infrastructure Week program. Moderated by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)’s Robyn Boerstling, VP of Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources, the 45-minute panel discussion will feature insights from both the public and private sectors. The panelists will examine how the pandemic has transformed the mobility landscape and explore how the U.S. can develop a modern mobility infrastructure system that is both equitable and sustainable.

Panel I – Congressional Insight

Two Congressmen will offer their perspectives on legislative prospects, funding levels and why the U.S. needs a modern mobility infrastructure system

  • Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) – Ranking Member, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-7) – House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Budget Committee, House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress


Panel II – Industry Insight

Three Hitachi speakers will offer a private sector perspective on how an updated mobility infrastructure system can unlock the potential of passenger / freight rail, automobiles and autonomous vehicles.

  • Allan Immel – Head of Turnkey Systems Business Development – North America, Hitachi Rail
  • Harsha Badarinarayan, Ph.D. – VP, R&D, Hitachi America, Ltd.
  • John Nunneley – Senior Vice President of Design Engineering and Program Management, and the General Manager of Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. in Farmington Hills, Michigan