PTIO, DriveOhio Host Discussion on AVs and Ohio’s Workforce

By | October 9, 2019

Columbus, Ohio — Today, the Partnership for Transportation
Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO) – whose members include the American Trucking
Associations, Daimler, FedEx, Ford, Lyft, Toyota Motor North America, Uber, UPS
and Waymo – joined stakeholders from industry, academia, and the public sector
for an important discussion on autonomous vehicles and workforce impacts in
Ohio.

“In visiting different
communities across the country, PTIO has heard from a variety of stakeholders
with a strong desire to effectively transition their workforce to a future with
autonomous vehicles,” said Kathryn
Branson, PTIO’s executive director.
“With Ohio’s particularly strong focus
on autonomous vehicles and associated workforce impacts, as evidenced in the
creation of DriveOhio and the mission of the office of workforce
transformation, it is abundantly clear that these are communities that are carefully
considering the opportunities and challenges that may accompany emerging
technologies. PTIO looks forward to continuing to work with these stakeholders
to ensure workers in Ohio and across the country can secure opportunities in an
autonomous vehicle future.”

The event, which included
keynote remarks from Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, brought together a variety of perspectives, including
education stakeholders from the Center
of Science and Industry (COSI)
and Youngstown
State University
; industry representatives from AAA, the Transportation
Research Center
, EmpowerBus, and
Toyota; and government and non-profit
leaders from the City of Athens, the
Workforce Development Board of Central
Ohio
, and the Ohio Governor’s Office
of Workforce Transformation
.

To view photos from the
event, click
here
.

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