It’s less than a week before the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) kicks off its 33rd annual conference, which is being held virtually October 26-29.
IATR themed its event “Resilient Regulation!” to showcase the hottest trends that are fueling new transportation policies and initiatives in the wake of COVID-19. Regulators around the world are using the pandemic as an opportunity to accelerate change in numerous key areas, including transportation. The IATR conference is the place where regulators go to swap ideas, share best practices, and help to shape policies that impact us all.
The event, which features dozens of speakers from the regulatory world, just announced that Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will deliver a keynote speech on October 28 at noon ET. She will address for-hire ground transportation regulation of TNCs; Charter Party Carriers (TCPs), which includes black cars, liveries, and limousine services; and Passenger Stage Corporations (fixed route bus services and airport shuttle services). Shiroma will address a variety of regulatory initiatives, including the agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recently passed health and safety regulations.
Shiroma was appointed to the CPUC in 2019, and was a member of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board since 1999, serving as chair various times during her tenure. Previously, she was Chief of the Air Quality Branch at the California Air Resources Board from 1990 to 1999 and as an air quality engineer from 1978 to 1990.
Last week, IATR announced that Daniel Ramot, the cofounder and CEO of Via, will also deliver a keynote speech. He will discuss the future of shared mobility in a post-pandemic era.