2014: Energy in Motion by Road, Rail and Drone

2014: Energy in Motion by Road, Rail and Drone

The annual NYIT Energy Conference took place on June 12, 2014. Transportation experts explored new ways to reduce pollution and traffic congestion through better planning and advanced technology for our road, rail and delivery networks.

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8:30 – 9 a.m.


9 – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Transportation Challenges and Solutions, Martin R. Cantor, Ed.D., Director, Long Island Center for Socio-Economic Policy

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Regional Planning for Transportation and Economic Growth
Moderator: John Eff, NYIT

  • Planning for the Future, Elisa C. Picca, Chief Planning Officer Long Island Rail Road

  • Transportation-Oriented Planning in Nassau County, Aryeh Lemberger, Nassau County Department of Public Works

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.


10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Drones: Autonomous Transportation Applications and Challenges
Moderator: Greg Banhazl, NYIT

  • The Evolution of Drone Technology, Mary Cummings, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Duke University & Director, Humans & Automation Laboratory

  • Delivering Services in Remote Areas, Paola Santana, Chief Regulatory, Matternet

  • NYIT Student Drone Project and Demonstration, Archernar Yepes, Student, NYIT

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Buffet Lunch and Networking 

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Innovations in Alternative Fuels and Technology
Moderator: David Schieren, EmPower

  • Natural Gas Fueling Stations, Ken Daly, President, National Grid New York

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, Jessica Harrison, DNV-GL

  • The Next Generation of Green Vehicles, Joseph Ambrosio, General Manager, Unique Technical Services, LLC

2:45 – 3 p.m.

Closing Remarks - Robert Amundsen, NYIT

Conference Sponsors

National Grid
Carter, Deluca, Farrell, and Schmidt, LLP. Intellectual Property Council.
Moritt Hock and Hamroff, LLP. Attorneys at Law.
Clean Energy Business Incubator Program. Stony Brook University.
New York Community Bank. Member FEDIC.