Sneak Peek into National Strategic Directions in Highway Automation


John Corbin, with FHWA, will provide highlights from the National Dialogue on Highway Automation, which featured six highly interactive workshops conducted across the country in 2018. FHWA is collaborating with national partner organizations to continue the national conversation, and to ready the nation’s roadway institutional and infrastructure systems for automation.


John Corbin is the Connected Automated Vehicle Program Manager for the Federal Highway Administration Office of Operations; and is also a Professor of Practice in the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering. He previously served as the Director of Traffic Operations in Wisconsin and Iowa Departments of Transportation. While with Wisconsin, he also served as the State Traffic Engineer, and as the Freeway Operations Engineer and Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Manager for Metropolitan Milwaukee.


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.