Breakout #1

Breakout Session #1

Public Transport and Shared Mobility

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19 & 20

Union Square 17 & 18

Organizers

  • Gary Hsueh, Arup
  • Daniel Fagnant, General Motors
  • James Fishelson, University of Michigan
  • Lauren Isaac, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Jessica Lazarus, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center
  • Matthew Lesh, Local Motors
  • Rachel Liu, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Sam Lott, Texas Southern University
  • Shannon Sanders McDonald, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Nadereh Moini, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
  • Susan Shaheen, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center
  • Adam Stocker, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center
  • Tom Voege, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Stanley Young, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Overview

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 and publicly-run frameworks will emerge, 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 can we draw out lessons learned? Do you have a pilot project in mind and do you want expert feedback on getting it started? New funding and research opportunities are also available. What are they and who should apply? Finally, roll up your sleeves and share your ideas on what public mobility should be in the future, and help identify the potential impacts to study and the policy interventions needed to help achieve that vision.

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 can we draw out lessons learned? Do you have a pilot project in mind and do you want expert feedback on getting it started? New funding and research opportunities are also available. What are they and who should apply? Finally, roll up your sleeves and share your ideas on what public mobility should be in the future, and help identify the potential impacts to study and the policy interventions needed to help achieve that vision.

Goals/Outputs

  • Lessons learned from pilot programs / demonstrations
  • List of relevant programs / funding opportunities
  • What is public transport in the future: possible futures, components; relationship between public and private services
  • Policy implications of our possible public transport futures

Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday July 19, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Time Topic Confirmed Speakers
1:30 pm Introduction
Review session / review agenda and timing; introduce first panel and moderator
Gary Hsueh, Arup
1:40 pm Quick Bursts A: Updates on Research, Projects, Pilot Programs, Testing Sites
Short presentations on the latest AV/public transit research.
Moderator: Susan Shaheen
Susan Shaheen, UCB TSRC
Randy Iwasaki, CCTA
Art Guzzetti, APTA
Justin Holmes, Zipcar
Robbert Lohmann, 2getthere
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Quick Bursts B: Updates on Research, Projects, Pilot Programs, Testing Sites
Short presentations on the latest AV/public transit research.
Moderator: Susan Shaheen
Adriano Alessandrini, Univ. of Rome
Chris Kopp, HNTB
Chris Augenstein, VTA
Gary Hsueh, Arup
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Presentations: Program Updates and Funding Opportunities
FTA MOD Sandbox, Smart City Challenge, ATTRI, NCHRP projects.
Moderator: James Fishelson
Vincent Valdes, FTA
Michael McGurrin, Noblis
Doug Gettman, Kimley-Horn
4:30 pm Break
4:45 pm Shark Tank: Thinking about setting up a Pilot Program?: What you need to succeed
Several “candidates” describe their idea, one at a time, to a panel and then receive critical feedback
Moderator: Tom Voege
Panelists:
Randy Iwasaki, CCTA
Chris Augenstein, VTA
Tom Voege, OECD
Matthew George, Bridj< br> Candidates:
Jonathan Matus, Zendrive
Adriano Alessandrini, Univ. of Rome
Xavier Salort, Easymile

Day 2, Wednesday, July 20, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Time Topic Confirmed Speakers
1:30 pm Introduction
Review session / review agenda and timing; introduce first panel and moderator
Gary Hsueh, Arup
1:40 pm Integration of Public & Private Models
Uber, Lyft integration with public agencies. What are the arrangements? What are the lessons learned?
To what extent are public obligations met or not met (e.g., ADA)?
Moderator: Dan Fagnant
Emily Castor, Lyft
Susan Shaheen, UCB TSRC
Barbara Laurenson, MTC
Michael Scrudato, Munich Re
Matthew George, Bridj
2:40 pm Break
3:00 pm What is Public Transport in the Future?
Can we develop a shared vision of the future? Or, what is the range of possibility and what are the components that make up public transport? In 10, 20, 30 years? Who provides mobility services in the future? We will use these possibilities to inform the following discussion.
Moderator: Stan Young
Stan Young, NREL/ATRA
Sam Lott, Texas Southern Univ.
Jerome Lutin, NJ Transit (ret.)
Mark Mindorff, DARTS
John Mirisch, Mayor of Beverly Hills
4:00 pm Break
4:15 pm Workshop: Policy Implications and Research Needs for Public Transport and Shared Mobility
What are the benefits and challenges when automation is applied for society as a whole (moving people, not cars)? Transit infrastructure, measurement, societal impacts, equity, congestion, VMT, insurance, safety…what needs to be studied? What needs to be quantified?
Moderator: Will Baumgardner

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