9/23/2020, 5:30 AM

Cavnue Appoints CEO and Head of Michigan Office

Experienced Transportation Leader in Private and Public Sectors Will Head Company Devoted to Building the Future of Roads

Cavnue, the company building the roads of the future, today announced the appointment of Tyler Duvall as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-Founder. Duvall, a nationally recognized leader in transportation infrastructure, was previously CEO of SH 130 Concession Company, where he oversaw the operation and maintenance of a 41-mile privately operated toll road between Austin and San Antonio. Duvall brings a depth of private and public sector experience, having served as a Principal at McKinsey & Company where he worked for a decade and as the third highest ranking official at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He will lead the Cavnue team as it designs the physical, digital, coordination, and operational infrastructure to accelerate and realize the full potential of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Additionally, Cavnue announced the hiring of Mark de la Vergne as Director of the company’s Michigan office focused on designing the first fully dedicated connected and autonomous laneway in the United States. De la Vergne previously served as Chief of Mobility Innovation for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. Cavnue is actively building its national and local team and presence, and as part of this development, Cavnue’s Michigan office will be situated along the corridor.

Cavnue, launched by Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP)​earlier this year, believes the U.S. is on the cusp of the biggest transformation in transportation since the middle of the last century. Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) corridors can reduce accidents, boost productivity, and expand opportunity, equity, and jobs by giving more people access to personal and shared mobility. Cavnue announced​the historic CAV corridor project in partnership with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the State of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and the City of Detroit in August 2020.

The project seeks to create a 40-plus mile driverless vehicle corridor between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor. Project partners include the University of Michigan, Ford Motor Company, and the American Center for Mobility. While Cavnue launched its first CAV laneway project in Detroit — the birthplace of the

American auto industry — Cavnue is looking to transform mobility in cities across the country and beyond. Duvall will be instrumental in leading Cavnue as it seeks to expand.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Cavnue as we partner with government, the mobility sector, and other private sector leaders to deploy tech-enabled infrastructure that makes public transit and roads safer, smarter, more resilient and more sustainable,” said Duvall. “The opportunity for substantial technology deployment into the world’s roadways has never been greater or more necessary.”

Duvall joins Cavnue as the company looks to Michigan as well as dedicated infrastructure and public transport projects across North America. As CEO, Tyler will lead these future projects to further establish the company as an innovator in transportation and mobility infrastructure.

“We founded Cavnue to build the future of roads and enhance quality of life for people across the country and around the world,” said Jonathan Winer, co-CEO and co-founder of SIP. “Tyler has a proven track record and has a deep understanding of what mobility needs to look like tomorrow. We can’t wait to see him lead Cavnue.”

Before joining Cavnue, Duvall was CEO of SH 130 Concession Company in central Texas. He was previously a Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he advised a wide variety of private and public sector entities on strategic, operational and organizational topics. Duvall also served in several roles in the U.S. Department of Transportation, including as Acting Under Secretary for Policy, the agency’s third highest ranking official. He led the Bush Administration’s efforts to modernize transportation infrastructure through new procurement, technology and financing approaches. He also was responsible for developing and implementing other major policy initiatives in the areas of regulatory efficiency, congestion reduction, and accelerated capital project delivery across all modes of transportation. Duvall earned a B.A. in economics from Washington and Lee University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Cavnue

Cavnue​is a company founded by Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) to build the future of roads. The interstate highway system defined mobility in the second half of the 20th century. Now, transportation in America and around the world is changing again. Mobility in the 21st century will be defined by intelligent, connected, and autonomous vehicles. Cavnue is designing the physical, digital, coordination, and operational infrastructure to accelerate and realize the full potential of connected and autonomous vehicles to make roads safer, less congested, shared, and sustainable.

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP)

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners ​(SIP) pioneers more sustainable, resilient, and efficient infrastructure using technology. SIP builds, owns, operates, and invests in both advanced infrastructure projects and technology companies with innovations that enable and apply to those projects. SIP’s investors are Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company and a world leader in technology; Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s urban innovation platform; and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, one of the world’s most respected institutional investors in infrastructure. To deliver first-of-its-kind connected corridor technology, SIP founded Cavnue.

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