The future of Mobility and Communities

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Atlanta, Georgia

This event is sold out.
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About the ConnectATL 2022 Summit

The new $1.2 trillion federal Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act is a game-changer for the Atlanta region.

It promises a huge influx of funds along with a range of new programs that could help shape our future and speed the adoption of technologies to make our transportation network smarter, better connected, and electric.

What does all this mean for metro Atlanta? How can the region leverage the new federal infrastructure law to make the investments needed to accommodate change? Where is the transportation industry headed in the years to come?

We’ll explore these questions and much more at this year’s Connect ATL Summit, which is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and designed for local government officials, transportation experts, and industry leaders.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from top local and national industry leaders, take a deep dive into the infrastructure law, and explore the rapidly changing transportation technology landscape.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

800 Spring St. NW,
Atlanta, GA 30303
Directions and Parking

Date & Time

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Directions and Parking

The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located 1/2 mile from either the North Avenue or Midtown MARTA stations. Plentiful bike parking is located within 100 feet of the Conference Center. On-site parking is available via the parking garage connected to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Self-parking is $21 for unlimited in/out access.

For more information, please visit the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center website.

Featured Speakers

Senator John Ossoff

Senator Jon Ossoff

United States Senator

Nuria Fernandez

Nuria Fernandez

FTA Administrator

Program of Events

Program of Events

8:00 - 9:00 am - Exhibitors Hall

Registration, Exhibit Visits, & Coffee Break

9:00 - 9:15 am - Grand Ballroom


  • Anna Roach, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
  • Russell McMurry, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

9:15 - 9:45 am - Grand Ballroom

Keynote Address:

A New Way Forward: Building a Better Future Through Innovation and Investment

  • Senator Jon Ossoff, United States Senate

Senator Ossoff will share insights about the historic opportunities afforded to metro Atlanta by the landmark $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.

9:45 - 10:15 am - Grand Ballroom

Expert Presentation

How the Federal Infrastructure Act Can Drive Community Transformation

  • Nuria Fernandez, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act promises to do much more than provide better ways of getting from point A to point B. FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez will discuss the legislation’s potential to shape our future by creating places that are better connected, more equitable, healthier, safer, and more resilient to climate change.

10:15 - 10:30 am - Exhibitors Hall

Exhibitor Visits & Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45 pm - Grand Ballroom

Panel Discussion

Bringing it Home: Positioning Metro Atlanta to Make the Most of the Infrastructure Act

Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act promises to significantly increase investment in metro Atlanta, but what must the Atlanta region do to fully leverage this opportunity? A panel of local experts will explore the issue from key angles and provide insights about moving the region forward.


  • Anna Roach, Executive Director, ARC


  • Heather Aquino, Interim Executive Director, SRTA/GRTA/ATL
  • Collie Greenwood, Interim General Manager & Chief Operating Officer, MARTA
  • Russell McMurry, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Christopher Nunn, Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs

11:55 - 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom

Presenting Sponsor Message

Morning Wrap-Up and Introduction of Presenting Sponsor

  • Mike Alexander, Chief Operating Officer, ARC
  • Chris Lindenau, Chief Executive Officer, Fusus

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Dining Room, First Floor

Lunch, Exhibitor Visits, Networking Break

1:00 - 4:00 pm - Conference E

ARC's Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Resource Room

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act is a substantial and complex law. To help you navigate its nuances, we invite you to drop by ARC’s Resource Room any time this afternoon. There, you can:

  • Talk one-on-one with ARC experts about the legislation
  • Explore funding opportunities using our customized, interactive web toolkit
  • Network with regional peers

1:00 - 2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions, Round 1

2:15 - 2:30 pm - Exhibitors Hall

Networking Break & Exhibitor Visits

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions, Round 2

3:45 - 4:00 pm - Exhibitors Hall

Wrap Up

Breakout Session 1
Breakout Session 2

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Champion Sponsors

AT&T Cumberland CID Council for Quality Growth

Collaborator Sponsors

HNTB logo Jacobs logo Jacobs logo

Supporting Sponsors

Cox Automotive Mobility Urban Trans North America logo WSP logo


Atlas logo Kennesaw State University logo Modern Mobility Partners logo

ARC Annual Sponsors

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