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The RTA invites you to the...

Future of Mobility Forum

How technology is changing transportation as we know it

Monday, July 11th, 2016

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Insights + Interviews [Guest Speakers]

3:30pm - 5:00 p.m.
Innovating Mobility Salon [Drinks + Discussions]

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
[5941 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206]

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Agencies, local governments, and private companies across the country and the world are using new technology developments to innovate how transportation systems operate. People are using technology to get access to more mobility options than ever before. It's time to take a look at what these new opportunities mean in planning for our transportation future.

What can our region learn from those who are leading the charge? What innovation is already happening here? Join us for a special conversation about the future of mobility.


Introduction: Robert Hampshire, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute’s Human Factors group, where his work considers mobility services such as smart parking, connected vehicles, ride sharing, bike sharing, car sharing, and person-2-person car sharing.

(E.g., How can we leverage technology today in 2016 to provide better mobility – more convenient, less cost, greater service? How will new technology such as self-driving cars, ride sharing, and accessible data change our transportation infrastructure investment needs in the future? How will the future of transportation look differently in urban and rural areas?)

Ken Zapinski, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, describing the Regional Transportation Alliance, and the purpose of the afternoon’s gathering, and introducing the first panel.

Disrupting Mobility Global Summit (MIT, Nov. 2015) Video Highlight

Ghost in the Machine: Anticipating Autonomous Vehicles
  • Robert Hampshire, UM Transportation Research Institute
  • Marshall Brown, Illinois Institute of Technology’s Driverless City Project
  • Joe McAndrew, Transportation for America
  • Nahom Beyene, RAND
    (Description of the four levels of automation)
  • Roger Cohen, PennDOT, co-chair of Autonomous Vehicle Task Force
    (Description and purpose of Task Force)

Disrupting Mobility Global Summit (MIT, Nov. 2015) Video II

Stan Caldwell, Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic 21 Institute

The Future is Now: The New Reality of Mobility Options
  • Jake Sion, Transit App
  • Grace Gallucci, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
  • Jennifer Krusius, Uber
  • Stan Caldwell, Traffic 21
  • Chris Cochran, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Ken Zapinski with wrap up comments and salon instructions

3:30 - 5:00pm Salon: Audience members mingle with speakers during reception in lobby