About Our Speakers

Caroline Mays, AICP

Director of Planning and Modal Programs
Texas Department of Transportation

Caroline Mays joined the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in late 2012 and has held several positions including, Statewide Freight Coordinator, Freight Planning Branch Manager, Director of Freight, and International Trade/Border Section, Director of Freight, Trade and Connectivity, and currently serves as the Director of Planning and Modal Programs. She is charged with directing and overseeing all planning activities of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a comprehensive systems approach, ensuring the implementation of a robust multimodal, multidisciplinary, innovative, and consensus-oriented planning process. She is responsible for directing and overseeing Planning and Modal Programs; Aviation, Maritime, Public Transportation, Rail, and Transportation Planning and Programing.

Ms. Mays is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Association of American State Highway Transportation Official’s (AASHTO) Special Committee on Freight and is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Planning and Logistics Committee. Ms. Mays serves on the World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee on Freight. Ms. Mays holds a Bachelor’s degree in urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo, Canada and a Master’s degree of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, Canada

Multimodal/Complete Streets Planning – The Evolution