Transforming America’s Transportation System – Polly Trottenberg, Deputy Secretary, US DOT

“We have on our website what’s called the DOT Navigator. Sounds wonky, but go take a look. It is a wealth of information about all our grant programs, and you can answer a series of questions and it can help point you in the right direction. We also have a team of folks here who are dedicated to technical assistance and capacity building. So,  if you go to our website, you can find a lot of resources and, I would recommend potentially for firms, one nice thing we have is we have a division administration, federal Highways division administration office in all 50 states in the state capitals a great place, I think, to start for local guidance.” Secretary Polly Trottenberg on Electric Ladies Podcast

We are in the midst of a transportation revolution – a transformation of our transportation systems, in the U.S. and across the globe. It’s part technology, part addressing climate change because transportation is top source of CO2, and part changing mobility needs. The Inflation Reduction Act & Infrastructure Investment Act provided nearly $1 trillion toward this transportation upgrade. Where are the opportunities?

Listen to this exclusive interview with Polly Trottenberg, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation on Electric Ladies Podcast with host Joan Michelson (live at the DOT offices).

You’ll hear:

“Women don’t always know what they’re good at. I think that they’re not actually always encouraged to sort of realize their own value and, you know, all the talents they have…. That is, I think a socialization thing that I still see. So, I give this advice from personal experience, you know more than you think, you have incredible value. Seek out those opportunities, take some risks.”

Secretary Polly Trottenberg on Electric Ladies podcast

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