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Technology Development and Future Transportation System Funding
A forward-thinking session focused on the twin challenges of how to fund existing transportation system needs (roads and bridges) while also building a transportation system that provides incentives for participants to invest in more efficient, safe, and sustainable future transportation options (electric, connected vehicles, services). Join this panel of transportation, industry and technology experts who have led innovative solutions (road user charge implementation) in the Pacific Northwest and across the U.S.

Oct 19, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Eric Jessup
Moderator, Research Professor @Washington State University
Nate Bryer
Executive Vice President @Azuga, Inc.
Mr. Nate Bryer has been Executive Vice President of RUC for Azuga, Inc. since May 2013. Mr. Bryer leads the road usage charging car line of business for Azuga which has been instrumental in developing user friendly account management systems for the RUC programs in Oregon, California, Colorado, I95, Hawaii and Washington. He specializes in the concept of pragmatic innovation. Building products and services that are new, useful and consumer friendly. He has developed an emissions service that allows consumers to have their vehicles emissions tests done while they go about their normal business. Prior to joining Azuga, Mr. Bryer has been recognized as an innovator and a leader in the Insurance Telematics industry, where he gained recognition as a pioneer in Usage Based Insurance with the implementation of Allstate's Drivewise Telematics Insurance product. Mr. Bryer has served the nation with distinction in the US Army, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from NIU.
Jenny Roberts
National Road Usage Charge Program Lead @Jacobs
Jenny is the National Road Usage Charge Program Lead at Jacobs. She is a nationally recognized road usage charge leader with 18 years’ experience in the transportation industry including 10 years focused on road usage charging. Jenny has vast experience with transportation agencies across the country in policy, design, planning, development, implementation, and operations of RUC pilots and programs. Jenny’s diverse transportation planning and engineering background, along with her experience working with key stakeholders across the country, allow her to effectively guide clients to solutions that meet their transportation funding needs.
Travis Brouwer
Assistant Director of Revenue, Finance & Compliance @Oregon Department of Transportation
Travis Brouwer serves as Assistant Director for Revenue, Finance and Compliance. In this role, he oversees all of ODOT’s financial and revenue functions, including the DMV, Commerce and Compliance Division, and Finance and Budget Division. He has responsibility for ensuring sustainable revenue and maintaining the agency’s fiscal health. Brouwer joined ODOT in 2005. He previously served for more than five years as Assistant Director for Public Affairs, overseeing all of the agency’s externally-facing functions. He also served for eight years as the agency’s Federal Affairs Advisor, working with Oregon’s congressional delegation and other federal officials on legislation, funding and policy. Prior to joining ODOT he worked for Congresswoman Darlene Hooley for six and a half years, including serving as her District Co-Director and running her Salem district office. Travis graduated from Willamette University in 1999 with a degree in politics. He lives in Salem with his wife and three kids