Local Agency & Private Sector Collaboration for CAV


As local agencies work to implement CAV, we will discuss lessons learned from collaborating with private sector providers regarding issues such as fair access to agency resources, equity among competing providers, and how to find successful outcomes. Guest speaker Tom Bamonte from the North Central Texas Council of Governments will join us to give a glimpse into how local agencies in other regions of the country are implementing CAV. We will also hear Minnesota perspectives.


Tom Bamonte is Senior Program Manager for automated vehicles at the North Central Texas Council of Governments in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Tom is building an automated vehicle program that encompasses a variety of transportation technologies and policies with many opportunities for collaboration with representatives from the public, private and academic sectors.

Wayne Sandberg is the Deputy Public Works Director and County Engineer for Washington County, MN.  He oversees the county’s transportation division and parks division. Wayne is currently the President of the Minnesota County Engineers Association and serves on the Minnesota Guidestar Board of Directors.

Jay Hietpas is Director of MnDOT’s Office of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV-X) and leads the statewide policy, research and deployment of CAV technology.

  • 06:09 North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • 25:29 Washington County
  • 31:30 MnDOT
  • 44:32 Q&A