Just recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it has approved EV charging plans for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Together, the plans will cover 75,000 miles of highways nationwide with EV charging and California’s $384 million portion will be a significant piece of the puzzle. Join us for a fireside chat with the lead NEVI agencies in California — CalSTA Secretary Toks Omishakin and CEC Commissioner Patty Monahan — to learn more about the plan, the implementation strategy, how it interacts with other states and the positive impacts we can expect for California’s transportation system.
The Roadmap to The Future: California’s NEVI Plan
December 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DIGITAL DIALOGUE SPEAKERS
California Energy Commission
In April 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Patty Monahan to be one of the five commissioners on the California Energy Commission. She serves in the Energy Commission’s Science/Engineering position and is the lead commissioner on transportation. She has dedicated her career toward advancing clean energy technologies and cutting harmful pollution, with a focus on equity. Before joining the Energy Commission, she served as the transportation program director at the Energy Foundation, where she guided campaigns across the United States that advanced electric transportation and more efficient vehicles. She worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists in several roles, including director of the California office and deputy director of clean vehicles.
California State Transportation Agency
Toks Omishakin was appointed the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) in February 2022, after serving as Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) since 2019. Secretary Omishakin came to CalSTA and Caltrans following eight years with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he successfully established environmental, multimodal and planning policies. Prior to that role, he served as Director of Healthy Living Initiatives in the Nashville Mayor’s Office.