Breakout 5: Public Transport and Shared Mobility

Breakout 5: Public Transport and Shared Mobility

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11 & 12, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Yosemite B

Organizers:

  • Alejandro Henao, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Chris Kopp, HNTB
  • Daniel Fagnant, General Motors
  • Elizabeth Machek, U.S. DOT Volpe Center
  • Gary Hsueh, Arup (Lead Organizer)
  • James Fishelson, University of Michigan and Ford
  • Jean Ruestman, Michigan DOT
  • Katherine Freund, ITN America
  • Matthew Lesh, Coast Autonomous
  • Rachel Hiatt, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
  • Sam Lott, Texas Southern University
  • Scott Smith, U.S. DOT Volpe Center
  • Stanley Young, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Stephan Parker, Transportation Research Board
  • Susan Shaheen, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)
  • Thomas Cerny, AECOM
  • Tim Frisbie, Shared Use Mobility Center
  • Tom Voege, OECD
  • Wendy Tao, Siemens

And a special thank you to our note-takers: Taylor McAdam, Fehr & Peers; Peyvand Hajian, Stantec; and Martha Koch, Arup.

Session Information

This two-day session seeks to address how vehicle automation technology can be harnessed across public transport and shared mobility services in order to provide mobility for all. How will vehicle automation disrupt traditional transit systems, what new and different types of market-driven or publicly-run services are emerging, and how should public transport perform in the future?

In the past year, numerous pilot projects and partnerships have been forged between innovators and public transport agencies, municipalities, and universities. What is their experience to date, and what are the lessons learned? New funding and research opportunities are also available. What are they and who should apply? Finally, in a workshop format, help us identify topics, issues, and solutions for anyone who is considering implementing a form of future public transport and shared mobility.

Goals/Outputs

  • Latest updates on policy and research related to Mobility On Demand, Shared AVs, impacts on Public Transport
  • Lessons learned from pilot programs/demonstrations
  • In-depth discussion of policy implications and implementation for Shared AVs and public transport
  • Topics, issues, and solutions for anyone who is considering implementing a form of future public transport and shared mobility.

Tuesday, July 11, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

1:30 PM Introduction and Announcements

  • Gary Hsueh, Arup

1:40 PM National and International Policy and Research

Short presentations on national and international scale policy and research related to Shared AVs and Public Transport.

Host:

  • Elizabeth Machek, U.S. DOT Volpe Center

Presenters:

  • FTA MOD Sandbox 
    Vincent Valdes, Federal Transit Administration
  • TRB Research Updates
    Mark Norman, Transportation Research Board
  • Impact of Mobility-on-Demand Services and Highly Automated Vehicles
    Stephan Parker, Transportation Research Board
  • NCHRP 20-102(02): Impacts of Laws and Regulations on Adoption of Automation for Transit
    Doug Gettman, Kimley-Horn Associates
  • Key Messages from the Co-operative Mobility Systems and Automated Driving Roundtable
    Tom Voege, ITF-OECD

2:30 PM Break

2:45 PM State of Shared AV Developments

A state-of-the-state presentation on activities, pilots, and policies.

  • Featured Presenter: Susan Shaheen, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)

3:05 PM Panel: Opportunities and Risks on the Road Toward Shared AVs

Why should automated vehicles be shared? Will they be accessible to riders of different needs, and reach a wide variety of communities? Policy makers, community advocates, and others must work together today to identify policies that ensure this emerging technology supports important societal goals.

Moderator:

  • Sharon Feigon, Shared Use Mobility Center

Panelists:

  • Bruce Schaller, Schaller Consulting
  • Alejandro Henao, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Brian Sherlock, Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Steve Mortensen, Federal Transit Administration

4:05 PM Break

4:20 PM Updates and Lessons Learned: Sharing and Transit

Short presentations on projects, partnerships, and services related to Shared AVs and Public Transport and most importantly, lessons learned along the way.

Host:

  • Daniel Fagnant, General Motors

Presenters:

  • TNC-Transit Partnerships Overview
    Sharon Feigon, Shared Use Mobility Center
  • PSTA Direct Connect
    Chris Cochran, Pinellas Suncoast Transportation Authority 
  • AC Transit Flex
    John Urgo, AC Transit
  • Leemore Chandally, Bestmile 
  • Costs and Benefits of Automation in U.S. Bus Fleets
    Neil Quarles, UT Austin
  • Jonathan Matus, Zendrive

5:25 PM Conclusion / Agenda for tomorrow

  • Gary Hsueh, Arup
  • Notetakers: Taylor McAdam, Fehr & Peers; Peyvand Hajian, Stantec; and Martha Koch, Arup

Wednesday, July 12, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

1:30 PM Introduction and Announcements

  • Gary Hsueh, Arup

1:35 PM Treasure Island Case Study

  • Featured Presenter: Rachel Hiatt, San Francisco County Transportation Authority

1:45 PM Panel: Policy Implementation

What policies and mechanisms are needed to achieve our goals for Shared Mobility and Public Transport?

Moderator:

  • Susan Shaheen, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)

Panelists:

  • Emily Castor, Lyft
  • Frank Douma, Univ. of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
  • Mark Dowd, UC Berkeley
  • Doug Gettman, Kimley-Horn Associates

2:45 PM Break

3:00 PM Updates and Lessons Learned: Shared AVs

Short presentations on the latest AV/public transport policy, research, partnerships, and projects, and most importantly, lessons learned along the way.

Host:

  • James Fishelson, Univ. of Michigan and Ford

Presenters:

  • Lessons Autonomous Vehicles can Learn from Automated Vehicles
  • Wessel van der Pol, 2getthere
  • Creating Shared AV partnerships
    Koorosh Olyai, Stantec
  • MaaS Component Implementation
    Wendy Tao, Siemens
  • Xavier Salort, Easymile
  • Bus Transit Automation
    Carlos Cardillo, University of Nevada, Reno

3:50 PM Break

4:05 PM Panel: Infrastructure

Projects harnessing vehicle automation for public mobility to create Automated Mobility Districts – hear firsthand about projects that are proceeding, and the lessons learned.

Moderator:

  • Stan Young, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Panelists:

  • Yuche Chen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Sam Lott, Texas Southern University
  • Wessel van der Pol, 2getthere
  • Major Brandon Newell, US Marine Corps
  • Brad Thoburn, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

5:20 PM Conclusion

  • Gary Hsueh, Arup
  • Notetakers: Taylor McAdam, Fehr & Peers; Peyvand Hajian, Stantec; and Martha Koch, Arup

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