Texas leads the nation in traffic deaths. We believe Texas can lead the nation in ending traffic deaths.

2022 Texas Vision Zero Summit Agenda

Monday & Tuesday, May 23 & 24, 2022
in person at the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) in Midtown, Houston, Texas

Monday, May 23

5:00 – 6:00 PM


Come a little early to check in – get your name badge and conference packet – then enjoy some refreshments as you mingle with your fellow conference attendees.

6:00 – 8:30 PM

Plenary Session in the Matchbox 4 Theater

6:00 PM


Jay Blazek Crossley, Farm&City

Jay Blazek Crossley

6:08 PM

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis

Rodney Ellis

6:18 PM

Al Alonzi, FHWA

Al Alonzi

6:28 PM

A conversation on TxDOT’s approach to safety with TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams and CTRMA Executive Director (and former TxDOT Executive Director) James Bass

Marc Williams

7:04 PM

Joe Cutrufo, BikeHouston

Joe Cutrufo

7:12 PM

Texans can learn to Stop for Pedestrians

with Gina Torry, Citizens for Road Safety, US Congressman Pete Olson, Robin Stallings, Bike Texas, Fort Bend County DA Brian Middleton, moderated by Jay Blazek Crossley, Farm&City

Gina TorryJay Blazek Crossley

7:50 PM

Texas Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan (appearing virtually)

Laura Ryan

7:55 PM

It takes a Metropolis – Vision Zero for Texas Metro regions

with Lance Simmons, TxDOT, Craig Raborn, H-GAC, Jonathan Brooks, LINK Houston, Eliza Paul, TxDOT Houston

Eliza Paul

8:25 PM

Closing Remarks

Kathy Sokolic, Central Texas Families for Safe Streets

Kathy Sokolic

Tuesday, May 24

8:30 – 9:00 AM


Come get some coffee and a bite to eat to jump start your day – and you can pick out your preference for our Lunch time walk-audit excursion.

9:00 – 11:45 AM

Morning Session in the Matchbox 4 Theater

9:00 AM


Jay Blazek Crossley, Farm&City


9:10 AM

How to Identify Competitive Safety Projects for Federal Funding

Yige “Eagle” Tang and Boya Dai, The Goodman Corporation

Yige "Eagle" Tang Boya Dai

9:30 AM

Josh Zuber, AAA Texas & New Mexico

Josh Zuber

9:41 AM

From Zero to Vision Zero

Josh Peterman, Fehr and Peers
Millie Hayes, Federal Highway Administration
David Fields, City of Houston
Scott White, Farm&City
Moderated by Andrew Ceifetz

Josh Peterman  David Fields Scott White Andrew Ceifetz

10:22 AM


10:27 AM

Anthony Boutros, FHWA

Anthony Boutros

10:35 AM

Safe for All: Vision Zero’s role in advancing racial equity in Austin

Lewis Leff, City of Austin

Lewis Leff

10:43 AM

Equity in Vision Zero

Gabe Cazares, Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Shondra Wygal, AARP Texas
Anthony Boutros, FHWA
Sofia Font, City of Houston
Moderated by Lewis Leff

Gabe Cazares Shondra Wygal Anthony Boutros Sofia Font Lewis Leff

11:23 AM

Open Discussion

Hosted by Lewis Leff

Lewis Leff

11:33 AM

The How and Why and Beauty of Walk Audits

Andrew Ceifetz

Andrew Ceifetz 

11:45 AM


Take a quick break, then get together with your Walk Audit to Lunch group

12 noon – 1:45 PM


To help you work up an appetite as you head to lunch, we’ve added a Walk Audit with a group of ten other summit attendees

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Afternoon Session in the Matchbox 4 Theater

Matchbox 4 Theater

2:00 PM

Welcome Back

Kathy Sokolic, Central Texas Families for Safe Streets

Kathy Sokolic

2:10 PM

Federal Support for Adopting Vision Zero

Stephen Ratke, FHWA

Stephen Ratke 

2:25 PM

Review and Discuss Results of Walk Audit

Kristi Miller and Bryan Brown, TGC

Kristi Miller

2:47 PM

Harris County Public Health: Safe Routes to School

Aimee Schultze and Nancy De La Fuente

Aimee Schultze

2:56 PM

Fleet Safety

Misty Cornelius, Together for Safer Roads

Misty Cornelius

3:05 PM



3:15 PM



3:24 PM


3:30 PM

Speed Kills

Lewis Leff, City of Austin
Veronica Davis, City of Houston
Robert Wunderlich, TTI
Stephen Ratke, FHWA
Moderated by Jay Blazek Crossley

Lewis LeffVeronica DavisRobert WunderlichStephen Ratke

4:10 PM

Open Discussion

4:30 PM

The transformation of Hillcroft in Glutton

Sandra Rodriguez, President of the Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council
Eleni Pappas, Traffic Engineers Inc

Sandra RodriguezEleni Pappas

4:39 PM

Millie Hayes, FHWA

4:48 PM

A Vision Zero Agenda for the Texas Legislature

Jay Blazek Crossley

5:00 PM


Jay Blazek Crossley

The Goodman Corporation

TEI | Traffic Engineers, Inc.