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 Program

The Future of Mobility Summit is a discussion-based forum to focus on the dynamic forces bringing transformative changes to the mobility landscape. Probing discussions will address the adaptions required at local levels to link the full array of mobility services into an integrated system and bring community mobility to a new level. The Summit will put YOU, the attendee, at the center of the conversation. Senior transit officials, business executives, advocates, and other experts will serve as thought leaders and conversation starters to answer questions and lead discussions addressing what you are asking about the New Mobility Paradigm. The goal is to have an ambitious action plan by the end of the day.
 

NOTE: All Thursday, July 12 events are in the Almas Center, Grand Ballroom, 1315 K Street, NW (next to the Hamilton Hotel). 

 
Last updated: July 11

 

Wednesday, July 11

Registration

6 - 7 p.m.

Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton Ballroom Foyer, Lower Level (1001 14th Street, NW)

Welcome Reception

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton Ballroom, Lower Level (1001 14th Street, NW)
 
Socialize with fellow public transit colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere that sets the tone for the Summit. 
 

Thursday, July 12

Registration/Breakfast

7:30 - 8 a.m.

NOTE: All Thursday events are in the Almas Center, Grand Ballroom, 1315 K Street, NW (next to the Hamilton Hotel).

Are We Ready for the Future?

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Leaders in the national transportation arena will offer their vision of the changing mobility landscape, the societal and technological forces that will shape our future, and the role of public transportation in the New Mobility Paradigm.

Speakers
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Chair, APTA; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Public Transportation and the Future of Mobility

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

The challenges and opportunities in the evolving mobility ecosystem will be put on the table in preparation for the interactive discussions to follow. Pointed and probing questions will be posed throughout the day in the quest for discovering new service models that best address new travel behaviors and community needs.

Introduction
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Chair, APTA; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
Presenter / All-Day Moderator
  • David Zipper, Fellow, Urban and Regional Policy Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC

Goal-Setting Exercise

8:50 - 9:15 a.m.

Attendees will submit the key questions they would like to be addressed during the day’s discussions.

Facilitator
  • Lindsey C. Robertson, Director - Workforce Development, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

What Problems Are We Trying to Solve?

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Trailblazers in the New Mobility Paradigm will discuss the progress being made in incorporating public and private mobility networks.  

Panelists
  • Gary C. Thomas, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mobility Management Committee; President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
  • Dr. Chris Lowe, Executive Director, Bus Association Victoria Inc., Port Melbourne, VC, Australia
  • Rob Gannon, Member, APTA Board of Directors; General Manager, King County Metro Transit Division/Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA
  • Stephanie Wiggins, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Materials Management Subcommittee; Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Yann Leriche, Chief Executive Officer, Transdev North America, Lombard, IL

Networking Break

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

How Can Technology Help Us?

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Practitioners will discuss new opportunities that technology can unlock and identify state-of-the-art practices.

Panelists
  • Edward D. Reiskin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
  • Jameson T. Auten, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Mobility Management Committee; Vice President of Regional Service Delivery & Innovations, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City, MO
  • Jonathan H. McDonald, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Research & Technology Committee; Chair, Technology Standards Policy and Planning Committee; Secretary, Power, Signals & Communications Technical Forum; Global Director Systems & U.S. National Practice Leader/Rail & Transit, Hatch Corporation, Oakland, CA
  • Richard H. Farr, Executive Director, Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (dba rabbittransit), York, PA
  • Vijay Balan, Chief Technology Officer, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Corey Ershow, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft, Inc., Washington, DC

Luncheon Presentation: Can a Transit Agency Disrupt Itself?

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

An international practitioner will discuss how a public transportation system can create an entrepreneurial spirit while satisfying public goals. The European Mobility as a Service (MaaS) model will be explained as it is being implemented in Vienna, Austria.

Session sponsored by Ecolane

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Presiding
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Chair, APTA; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
Sponsor Recognition
  • Ryan J. Larsen, Senior Vice President, Ecolane USA, Inc., Elk Horn, IA
Guest Speaker
  • Reinhard Birke, CEO, Upstream Mobility, Vienna, Austria

Breakout Roundtable Discussions: Seriously, How Can We Do This?

1 - 2 p.m.

A series of provocative questions will be addressed in table discussions:
~ How can transit agencies foster a culture of innovation and lead change from within? 
~ Will your agency need new powers in the future? Which ones? How can you gain them?
~ What is one way you think technology could improve transit’s user experience in your region?
~ What has been the biggest obstacle in your agency to adopting new technologies?

 

Facilitators
  • Judy L. Shanley, Ph.D., Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management; Assistant Vice President, Education & Youth Transition, Easterseals, Chicago, IL
  • Jon A. Carnegie, AICP/PP, Executive Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

How Do We Keep the Focus on People?

2 - 3 p.m.

Leading external voices will provide their perspectives on new institutional roles in the New Mobility Paradigm. Panelists will speak to the public policies that need to be put in place to ensure equity, access, inclusion, and sustainability.

Panelists
  • Matther W. Daus, Esq., Transportation Technology Chair & Distinguished Lecturer, CUNY's Transportation Research Center; President, International Association of Transportation Regulators, New York, NY
  • Jennifer Cohen, Director of Government Affairs, City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation (LADOT), Los Angeles, CA
  • Michelle Pourciau, Director, Department of Transporation, City of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • Leslie Wollack, Executive Director, National Association of Regional Councils, Washington, DC
  • Scott Smith, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ

Networking Break

3 - 3:15 p.m.

Are We Just Talking To Ourselves?

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

The auto and the tech industries are investing billions in the future of mobility. Our keynote speaker will talk about the auto industry's vision and emerging business models and its perspective on public transportation.

Keynote Speaker
  • Carla Bailo, President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Ann Arbor, MI

Public Goals - Private Companies?

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Panelists will speak to the public-private partnerships that can help achieve integrated mobility.

Panelists
  • Carla Bailo, President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Ann Arbor, MI
  • Clément Michel, President & CEO, Keolis North America Headquarters, Boston, MA
  • Matthew J. Cole, President, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA
  • Jennifer McNeill, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, New Flyer of America, St. Cloud, MN
  • Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research, Uber Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Sabrina Sussman, Manager, Public Partnerships, Zipcar, Washington, DC
  • Christina O'Claire, Assistant General Manager, Planning and Customer Service, King County Metro Transit Division/Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA

Networking Break

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

How Can APTA Help Navigate the Unclear Future?

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

The day concludes with a review of key take-aways and to outline an action plan going forward. APTA leaders will work with attendees to crystallize the big, bold ideas of the day.

Facilitators
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Vice Chair, APTA; Immediate Past Chair, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
  • Carolyn Flowers, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Vice Chair, Meetings Programming and Site Selection Committee; Senior Vice President, Americas Transit Market Sector Leader, AECOM, Los Angeles, CA
  • Gary C. Thomas, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mobility Management Committee; President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX

Closing Remarks/Adjourn

5:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Speakers
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Chair, APTA; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
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