Seminars & Colloquia

Sarah Searcy

North Carolina Department of Transportation

"NCDOT's Connected Autonomous Shuttle Supporting Innovation (CASSI) Program"

Monday April 15, 2024 04:30 PM
Location: 1229, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)


Abstract: This presentation will share NCDOT's vision for mobility and their role to advance new and emerging technologies. The presentation will provide an overview of why and how NCDOT is exploring connected and automated vehicles through the CASSI program and will share findings from the program's most recent pilots. The presentation will conclude with NCDOT's current and future initiatives to explore the latest technological advancements through the CASSI program and related efforts.
Short Bio: Sarah Searcy is an applied research professional and program manager with over twelve years of experience serving North Carolina to advance safe, equitable, and innovative multimodal transportation throughout the state. As the senior advisor for Innovation in the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)’s Integrated Mobility Division, she directs projects and programs that improve shared mobility options and promote transportation systems that work for everyone. Searcy manages the Connected Autonomous Shuttle Supporting Innovation (CASSI) program for NCDOT to pilot connected and automated vehicles (CAV) in partnership with communities across the state. Prior to joining NCDOT in 2021, she was with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at NC State for more than eight years, most recently as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager. Searcy is a Fulbright award recipient and two-time East Carolina University alumna with a bachelor's degree in art and anthropology and a master's degree in sociology.

Host: Man-Ki Yoon, CSC

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