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Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering, and project management consultancies, helped Nevada organize a first-of-its-kind transportation summit in collaboration with CES®2017 on January 3 at Mandalay Bay. CES® is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every year in Las Vegas, Nev. with total attendance of more than 175,000.

Nevada’s GO-NV Summit brought together industry executives and leaders who have pioneered the implementation of advanced transportation technology and are leading the charge to accelerate progress on a global scale. Themed around the Elvis Presley lyric: “a little less conversation, a little more action please,” the event showcased recent accomplishments of those making tangible strides in advancing mobility, and helped Nevada advance its position as a national leader in the implementation of transportation technology. Presenters included Carolyn Goodman, mayor of the City of Las Vegas; Mark Hutchison, Nevada lieutenant governor; Dr. Mark Rosekind, administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors; Michael Talbot, head of strategy at the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (United Kingdom); Kirk Steudle, director, Michigan Department of Transportation; and Carlos Braceras, executive director, Utah Department of Transportation.

“While we are focused on achieving statewide benefits, Nevada recognizes that mobility changes are taking place on a global scale," said Tina Quigley, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. “We’re looking to cultivate new partnerships and collaborations across the US and around the world to help rapidly advance capabilities for Nevada’s residents and 42 million annual visitors.” 

Atkins has a strong presence in Nevada, employing more than 100 in the state and serving as lead designer on Project Neon, the largest public works project in Nevada's history. Jim Hanson, director of intelligent mobility for Atkins in North America stated, "Atkins is dedicated to helping make our cities ready for connected and autonomous vehicles, and we’re excited to bring our clients and partners together to help spur collaboration and progress.”

Atkins collaborated with five Nevada agencies to organize and host the event, including the City of Las Vegas, the Nevada Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems. 

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Maureen Nayowith
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Atkins ( is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing some 18,300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can view Atkins’ recent projects on our website.

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