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Convene Across Sectors to Find New Solutions

Start planning your days with the agenda below.

Subject to change.

8:00 AM                      Registration Opens
12:00-3:45 PM           Workshops (Lunch available for purchase)
                                   Workshop 1: Transit in an Integrated Mobility Future (Supported by the Federal Transit Administration)

Join SUMC and the Federal Transit Administration to examine progress in innovation made by transit agencies in recent years, including the evaluations of the MOD Sandbox projects. Then, discuss the strengths and role of transit in an integrated mobility future.

  • Prashanth Gururaja, Program Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
  • Representatives from the Federal Transit Administration
  • Les Brown, Senior Managing Consultant, Transportation, ICF 
  • Adam Cohen, Survey Researcher,Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), University of California, Berkeley

                                   Workshop 2: Understanding Risk in Shared Mobility through Human-Centered Design

This workshop will help participants identify and address the emerging risks of new forms of shared mobility. Using human-centered design methodology, such as problem tree analysis, mind mapping, and concept testing, participants will gain empathy for the various players within the shared mobility ecosystem, providing insights and tools to improve their understanding of risk management within this sector.

                                   Workshop 3: Transportation Decarbonization Beyond Electrification (by invitation)

The transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and EVs alone won’t solve the problem. Proximity and transportation options – transit, walking, shared vehicles and shared rides – are underused solutions to reducing CO2 emissions. In this workshop, a group of public, private, and nonprofit national leaders will debate and discuss policy, funding, the available toolkit, research, and marketing to identify where we can have the most impact in moving toward mode shift to reduce transportation CO2 emissions. Through breakout sessions and group discussion we’ll strategize on accelerating action to scale up transit, active transportation, shared mobility, and more to create the mode shift that we need. We will take stock of what’s working, hear from people doing modeling and measurement, and refine the ambitious goals that we must act on together to move the needle on CO2 emissions. If you are interested in attending, please email

  • Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
  • Ben Holland, Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Andrew Salzberg, Loeb Fellow 2020, Harvard University

                                   Workshop 4: Human Service Transportation and Universal Mobility

This workshop will look at opportunities for data integration around human service transportation and larger Mobility as a Service (MaaS) initiatives. Experts in the field will discuss from policy to practice what are the needs, opportunities, and strategies for creating an integrated mobility system that connects human service transportation to public transit. Following brief presentations by the facilitators, the workshop attendees will break into groups to discuss policy strategies that could be adopted at either a city, state or federal level to encourage data sharing and integration across public and private sectors. The outcome of this workshop will be a policy brief that summarizes the presentations and group discussion.

      • Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
      • Judy Shanley, Asst. VP, Education & Youth Transition, Easterseals Headquarters; Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management
      • Roger Teal, President, DemandTrans Solutions
      • Katherine Freund, Founder and President, ITNAmerica
      • Joseph Yawn, Program Project Coordinator, Atlanta Regional Commission
      • Susan Weber, Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration – Region 5

                                  Workshop 5: Leveraging Technology and Strategic Partnerships for Sustained Industry Transformation

Join SUMC, along with City Tech and other leaders from the technology, government, and innovation sectors, for a critical look at the digital transformation in cities and the specific implications that change creates within transportation. This workshop will focus on macro technology trends, common challenges, and methods for establishing meaningful partnerships that build enduring technologies and solutions.

  • General Moderator: David Leopold, Director of Product Management, City Tech

Activity #1

  • Moderator: Brenna Berman, Executive Director, City Tech
  • Lon Tierney, Director Business Strategy Leadership, Public Sector, Transportation, Microsoft
  • Julia Thayne, Mobility Innovation Lead, City of Los Angeles

 Activity #2

  • Moderator: Renee Morales, Public Affairs Manager, Crown Castle
  • Rikesh Shah, Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London
  • Kelley Coyner, Mobility Innovation Leader, Stantec

 Activity #3

  • Moderator: Firas Suqi, Manager, City Tech
  • Rick West, CEO, Millennium Garage Concession
  • Jeff Eckerling, Chief Growth Officer, SP+

12:30-3:30 PM           Tours: Explore Chicago by foot, bus, rail and river!*

                                   Chicago Water Taxi and Riverwalk Tour: 12:25 PM-3:25 PM

This private tour will feature a ride along the river using Chicago’s Water Taxi service followed by a walk along the Riverwalk with commentary on the adjacent local architecture, talking about the history and design of the various buildings lining the north bank of the river. The tour ends with a water taxi trip back to the South Loop district.

Disclaimer: This tour is not wheelchair accessible, we apologize for this inconvenience.

                                   Chicago Pedway System Tour: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Discover the fascinating “city below the city” used by Chicagoans every day—the Pedway. From the Thompson Center to Block 37 to the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, our one and half mile walking tour introduces the history, design and unique surprises of the underground system. Along the way, we’ll find linkages to Chicago’s major government and Loop office and residential structures. We’ll also visit the interiors of a few of Chicago’s famous historic and contemporary buildings. If you’ve always wondered about the Pedway but were hesitant to explore, this is your chance!

                                  The Restoring Bronzeville Tour: 1:15 PM-3:15 PM

Facilitated by the Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council. As part of a community-driven revitalization, Bronzeville seamlessly bridges its historical significance and flourishing modern renaissance. This tour will take you to various locations that show the neighborhood’s stunning residential architecture and storied history, along with modern influences that contribute to the area’s current development and future growth.

                                  Chicago Union Station Tour: 1:00 PM-3:15 PM

Go behind the scenes of Chicago’s Union Station. As the third-busiest railroad terminal in the United States, Chicago’s Union Station serves over 300 trains per weekday, carrying roughly 120,000 arriving and departing passengers. Enjoy an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of recent improvements and proposed infrastructure projects.

Please contact if you need any accessibility accommodations for this tour.

*Available tours might start at different times

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4:00-6:00 PM             Startup Spotlight Pitch Session

Get the chance to hear about game-changing shared mobility ideas and highlights on the most innovative and promising entrepreneurs and startups at this pitch session.

Meet the judges:

  • Jason Blumberg, CEO & Managing Director, Energy Foundry
  • Beth Bond, Head of City Development, Bosch
  • Trey Ingram, Program Manager | North America, Toyota Mobility Foundation

6:00-8:00 PM             Summit Opening Reception

7:00 AM                     Registration Opens
8:00-9:00 AM            Breakfast and Visit the Expo
9:00-9:20 AM            Opening Words: Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center

9:25-9:40 AM            Morning Welcome: Gia Biagi, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
9:45-11:30 AM          Plenary Panel: Sustainable Strategies for Climate Action

Transportation is the number one cause of carbon emissions in the US. This panel breaks down strategies beyond electrification for substantially reducing these pollutants at the city and regional levels. How we design our communities, institute policies and regulations, and address the mobility needs of diverse populations will be discussed, as well as the role of public agencies in the process. There will be an audience Q&A session at the end of the plenary panel.

  • Moderator: Mariia Zimmerman, Principal and Founder, MZ Strategies
  • Stephanie Pollack, Secretary and CEO, MassDOT
  • Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, LA DOT
  • Sophie Shulman, Chief of Innovative Mobility, Colorado DOT
  • Monali Shah, Strategic Business Executive for Public Sector, Google

11:30 AM-12:00 PM   Break & Visit the Expo

12:00 PM-1:00 PM     A Lunch Conversation with Chicago’s Chief Equity Officer: Candace Moore

Chicago’s first Chief Equity Officer, Candace Moore will discuss initiatives in the City for racial and equity justice and the role of accessible, affordable mobility in creating equal opportunity for all. The lunch discussion will end with an audience Q&A session.

1:00-1:45 PM            Networking & Visit the Expo

2:00-3:30 PM            Afternoon Breakouts
                                  Session 1: Michigan: Highlighting the Collaboration that Sets the State’s Ecosystem Apart

In this discussion about Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, panelists will explore how city and state entities play a key role in progressing mobility solutions through public private partnerships. Hear first-hand from local, regional and state leaders on how they seek out partnerships and their innovative and collaborative approach with corporates and startups alike to foster new technology and improve the lives of those throughout the state

  • Moderator: Kathryn Snorrason, Strategic Accounts Director, PlanetM
  • Hank Kelley, Transportation Planning & Programs Supervisor, City of Grand Rapids
  • Julia Roberts, Innovative Mobility Planner, TheRide, Ann Arbor
  • Mark de La Vergne, Chief Mobility Innovation Officer, City of Detroit

                                  Session 2: Micromobility Safety for Users and Pedestrians

The growth of micromobility has offered car-free trips–with reduced GHG emissions and congestion–to millions. With this popularity has come questions around safety for both the user and pedestrians. Panelists will discuss permitting, operation, and infrastructure design that will advance the safe operation of this growing mode.

  • Moderator: Ipek Sener, Associate Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Ron Burke, Micromobiity Policy, Lyft
  • Joel Miller, Bike Share Program Manager, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Rebecca Plevin, MD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Surgery
  • Anna Zivarts, Program Director, Rooted in Rights

                                  Session 3: Shared Mobility, Freight, and Goods Delivery

Goods delivery has always been a critical part of our transportation network, but the shared mobility discussion has not always kept apace of the remarkable changes in the sector. From freight to common carrier lockers, this discussion will offer an introduction to the latest developments.

  • Moderator: Andisheh Ranjbari, Senior Researcher, University of Washington-Urban Freight Lab
  • Brian Dewey, CEO, Koloni
  • Sameer Dohadwala, Head of Central Operations, Uber Freight
  • Steven Sheffield, Team Leader, Product Management & Business Development, Bosch eBike Systems

                                  Session 4: The Road to Mobility as a Service (MaaS, part 1): Trip Planning and Public APIs

One of the most promising paths to increasing shared mobility and lowering emissions is Mobility as a Service (MaaS), which will require coordination across sectors. Part 1 tackles the ongoing issue between public and private shared mobility providers to share data through APIs, so app developers can provide real-time information to users.

  • Moderator: Prashanth Gururaja, Program Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
  • Chris Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation, Uber
  • Isaac Reichman, Director of Public Information, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection at City of Chicago
  • Jake Sion, Chief Operating Officer, Transit
  • Chloe Spano, Vice President, Business Development and Innovation, Transdev

                                   Session 5: Environmental Metrics and Electric Vehicles

Vehicle electrification necessarily lies at the center of any serious climate action. But we must look at the full lifecycle of vehicles, infrastructure, and the sources of the electricity that charges it. This panel will open the conversation between shared mobility operators, researchers, and representatives from industries working on electrifying mobility.

  • Moderator: Hua Cai, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
  • Nicole Lewandowski, Senior Director, Site Development, EVgo
  • Tegan Molloy, Senior Program Manager, Forth Mobility
  • Brett Zeuner, Fellow, Grid Alternatives

                                   Session 6: State Level Climate Action

In the face of national inaction, some states are making strides in addressing the climate emergency, especially with regards to the transportation sector, which is responsible for around thirty percent of greenhouse gas emissions. This panel will discuss a variety of strategies from around the country.

  • Moderator: Tony Dutzik, Associate Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group
  • Eugenia Gibbons, Clean Energy Programs Director, Green Energy Consumers Alliance
  • Ricardo Gotla, Transportation Demand Management Developer, Washington State DOT 
  • Andrew Salzberg, Loeb Fellow 2020, Harvard University
  • Ryan Schuchard, Director, Innovative Mobility, CALSTART

3:45-5:15 PM            Afternoon Breakouts
                                  Session 1: Microtransit Workshop

Public agencies have recently deployed microtransit pilots to provide first/last mile connections to transit, transit service in areas not easily served by fixed routes, and mobility options in rural areas. This workshop brings together experts from the public and private sector to discuss their practical experiences creating partnerships and implementing microtransit projects in connection to transit, economic development, and low-density areas.

  • Moderator: Alvaro Villagran, Program Manager, Shared-Use Mobility Center
  • Casey Gifford, Innovative Mobility Project Manager, King County Metro
  • Michael Berman, Technology Innovation Manager, Sound Transit
  • Marie Sullivan, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, LA Metro
  • Chad Ballentine, Vice President, Demand Response and Innovative Mobility, Capital Metro
  • Brandi Stringer, Marketing Senior Manager, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Jim Gee, Service Planning & Innovation Manager, RTC Washoe
  • Kevin Orr, CEO, Liftango

                                  Session 2: Safety and Equity in the Public Right of Way

All of the advances in shared mobility, transit, and active transportation means more pedestrians in the public right of way, and vulnerable communities are more likely to suffer the consequences of unsafe streets. This panel gathers Vision Zero implementers and policy experts to discuss how everyone in the transportation ecosystem can help achieve the goal of zero fatalities or serious injuries in our streets.                                

                                 Session 3: Local Options: How Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge Cities are Fighting Carbon Emissions

Three cities participating in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge share strategies and lessons learned in slashing greenhouse gas emissions from their local transportation systems while creating more equitable access to transportation options. The panel will begin with an overview of the American Cities Climate Challenge and how 25 U.S. cities are collectively working to meet the U.S.’ international climate change commitment through the Paris Agreement. Then three participating cities – Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; and Denver, CO – will review the transportation projects supported by the Climate Challenge that will increase mobility and combat carbon emissions.

  • Moderator: Mary Nicol, Climate Advisor for City of Chicago
  • Julie Anderson, TDM Program Coordinator, City of Austin
  • Jennifer Henry, Planner, Chicago Transit Authority
  • Stephen Rijo, Senior City Planner, City and County of Denver

                                  Session 4: The Road to Mobility as a Service (MaaS, part 2): Payment Systems

One of the most promising paths to increased shared mobility and lower emissions is Mobility as a Service (MaaS), which will require coordination across sectors. Ease of payment for consumers and backend reconciliation area a challenge that the second MaaS panel addresses with experts from the payments industry as well as both the public and private sectors.

  • Moderator: Derek Fretheim, MaaS Consultant
  • Carlos Cruz-Casas, Assistant Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works at Miami-Dade County
  • Yovav Meydad, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, Moovit
  • Renee Ray, Director, Mobility Solutions, Conduent
  • Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Secure Technology Alliance, Director, US Payments Forum

                                  Session 5: Congestion Pricing and Curb Management

Technological advancements have advanced the sophistication and possible applications of congestion pricing and curb management. The increase of goods delivery vehicles, and proliferation of shared modes adds complexity to systems. Hear from implementers at the cutting edge of these technologies.

  • Kate Calabra, Associate, Partnership Development, City Tech Collaborative
  • Sarah Abel, Technical Programs Manager, ITE
  • Dawn Miller, Head of Policy and Partnerships, Coord
  • Jerry Quandt, Executive Director, Illinois Autonomous Vehicle Association
  • David Turner, Co-Founder, Spacebot

                                  Session 6: Long-Range Planning for Shared Mobility

Shared mobility is here to stay: now what do we do? Regional planning agencies are beginning to incorporate shared mobility–as private operators, partners, and as public agency-operated modes–into their comprehensive or long-range plans. This panel offers both the public and private sectors a look into the future.

  • Moderator: David Morley, Research Program and QA Manager at American Planning Association
  • Lindsay Bayley, Senior Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Emma Huang, Principal Transportation Planner, Research & Policy, Los Angeles Metro
  • Lizzie Moll, Senior Transportation Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Nick Thompson, Director, Metropolitan Transportation Services, Metropolitan Council

6:00 PM                    Evening Reception at Revel Motor Row

7:30-8:15 AM           Breakfast
8:15-8:30 AM           Welcome: Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator, Research, Demonstration and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration
8:30-9:00 AM           Keynote Speaker: Tracey Zhen, President, Zipcar
9:00-10:30 AM         Plenary Panel: The Future of Multimodal Systems: Partnering for the Public Good

Maturation or destruction? Walled gardens or open ecosystems? We’ll focus on the different strategies and issues as companies mature and evolve into multimodal services concurrently with the evolution of transit agencies into mobility providers—and what this convergence means for working together. Private and public leaders will discuss different approaches and how they can be successful to ensure the public good.

  • Moderator: Clayton Lane, Ascendal & GoMetro International Business
  • Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Executive Director, Open Mobility Foundation
  • Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, DART
  • Shin-Pei Tsay, Director of Policy, Cities, and Transportation, Uber
  • Lilly Shoup, Senior Director of Policies and Partnerships, Lyft
  • Benjamin de la Peña, Former Chief of Strategy and Innovation, Seattle DOT

10:30-11:00 AM       Coffee Break & Visit the Expo

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Morning Breakouts
                                 Session 1: Defining Mobility Metrics and Data Privacy Guidelines

The SAE Mobility Data Collaborative is a multi-sector forum where public and private mobility partners gather to establish a framework for mobility data sharing. At this workshop, we will share our first set of standardized definitions and methodologies, along with SAE International and other leaders, to effectively communicate and measure the impact of shared micromobility. Furthermore, we will present our working guidelines focused on data governance and privacy to serve as a foundation for developing privacy-focused data-sharing arrangements while aligning interests of all stakeholders.

  • Moderator: Annie Chang, Head of New Mobility, SAE International
  • Rodney Stiles, Head of Policy, Populus
  • Greg Rodriguez, Mobility Policy Principal, Stantec

                               Session 2: New Directions in Land Use: Mobility Hubs

The last few years have shown that it is possible to operate shared mobility networks in a range of land use contexts, but what can be done to encourage the use of shared-use mobility beyond encouraging density? Panelists will discuss innovative mobility hub solutions in place across the country.

  • Moderator: Katie Pyzyk, Journalist
  • Daniel Kay Hertz, Policy Director, Chicago Department of Housing
  • Adrienne Moretz, Senior Analyst, Sacramento Area Council of Governments
  • Andrew Wolpert, Project Manager, Smart City Program, City of Columbus

                              Session 3: Funding Mobility to Achieve Public Goals

In this session we’ll talk about getting the investments we need for transit and other forms of shared mobility, from building coalitions and messages to effectively stewarding public dollars to innovate, improve public trust, and get more done.

  • Moderator: David Goldberg, Ombudsman, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Zak Accuardi, Technical Advisor for Transportation, National Resources Defense Council
  • Scott Goldstein, Policy Director, Transportation for America
  • Elizabeth Schuh, Principal Policy Analyst, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA

                              Session 4: Autonomous Shuttles: Real-World Experiences as Transit

While the date for the implementation of on-demand, free-floating autonomous vehicles seems to move continually into the future, autonomous shuttles with fixed route service are already operating in the public right of way. This panel will share lessons from the United States and abroad.

  • Moderator: Sahar Shirazi, Planning & Policy Lead, Automated Vehicles and Emerging Mobility, WSP
  • Neal Hemenover, Chief Information Officer, Transdev North America
  • Tara Lanigan, Senior Manager, Customer Success, May Mobility
  • Shannon Walker, New Mobility Strategic Advisor, Seattle Department of Transportation

                             Session 5: Shared Mobility for Rural and Tribal Areas

Shared mobility and transit operations are possible and are active in rural and tribal areas. However, they are not simply dense urban networks on a different scale. This panel of experts and implementers discuss the different goals, funding, and operations of various innovative systems.

  • Moderator: Ranjit Prasad Godavarthy, Assistant Professor and Associate Research Fellow, NDSU Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
  • John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority
  • Kendra McGeady, Executive Director, Pelivan Transit (tentative)
  • Creighton Randall, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Consultant, Mobility Development Partners

                             Session 6: Free Transit! and Other New Strategies to Boost Ridership

How do we get people back on the bus? This panel will feature today’s transit innovators from KCATA’s free transit experiment, NYC’s 14th Street Busway project, IndyGo’s groundbreaking bus network redesign and marketing campaign, and Chicago’s Fair Fares campaign.

  • Moderator: Dana Wall, Senior Project Manager, Street Plans Collaborative
  • Jerome Horne, Ridership Experience Specialist, IndyGo
  • Aaron Sugiura, Director of Transit Policy & Planning, NYC DOT
  • Lynda Lopez, Advocacy Manager, Active Transportation Alliance

12:45-2:15 PM    Lunch Plenary Panel: How Do We Make Transit Work for Everyone?

Transit is the backbone of a multimodal network, but ridership has been declining for years —according to Government Technology, by 2% since 2017. Yet, there are signs of hope across the country. This panel brings together the leaders of innovative transit agencies and CEOs of mobility service providers to talk about how to boost ridership and serve the needs of the broader population.

  • Moderator: Rob Puentes, President & CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
  • Veronica Vanterpool, CIO, Delaware Transit Corp.
  • Robbie Makinen, CEO, KCATA
  • Yann Leriche, CEO, Transdev
  • Andrei Greenawalt, Head of Public Policy, Via
  • Dorval Carter, President, Chicago Transit Authority

2:30-4:00 PM     Afternoon Breakouts
                           Session 1: Transit Agencies Integrating Bikeshare

Bikesharing in the U.S. was recently proclaimed as “this decade’s biggest transportation success story”. While bikeshare programs have been successful in promoting a sustainable, active, and healthy transportation option to complete millions of trips, their integration to transit systems has been a bumpy ride. This panel discusses paths to integrate bikeshare programs into the multimodal transit systems of the future.

  • Moderator: Alvaro Villagran, Program Manager, Shared-Use Mobility Center
  • Catherine Ciarlo, Active Transportation & Safety Division Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • David Johnson, Vice President, Planning & Strategy, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
  • Lisa Nuszkowski, Executive Director, MoGo Detroit Bike Share
  • Samantha Herr, Executive Director, North America Bike Share Association
  • Ron Burke, Micro Mobility Policy, Lyft
  • Katie Monroe, Partnerships, Transit App

                           Session 2: Technology and the Coordination of Paratransit and Human Services Transportation

App-enabled dispatching offers on-demand functionality for paratransit, non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), and other human services transportation, but coordination, equivalent service for all users, and other issues still challenge implementation. The panelists will present the latest research on how these challenges might be met.

  • Moderator: Dianne Schwager, Senior Program Officer, Cooperative Research Programs, Transportation Research Board
  • Diogo Lousa, Director of Technology-Paratransit, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • Anthony Shannon, Co-Founder, MUVE
  • Roger Teal, Founder, DemandTrans

                           Session 3: Reconciling Public Goals with Private Sector Business Models

The business model is the tool the tech sector, including new mobility companies, use to organize and strategize for the future. The public sector, on the other hand, plans with environmental and equity-based public goals in mind. This panel draws on both recent research and lessons learned from partnerships.

  • Moderator: Tina Fassett Smith, Director of Innovation and Strategic Alignment at Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • David Adelman, VP of Global Partnerships, Via
  • Rudy Faust, Senior Associate, Shared-Use Mobility Center
  • Matthew Kaufman, Director of Planning, UrbanTrans
  • Nico Probst, Government Relations and Strategic Development, Lime

                            Session 4: Lessons Learned and the Future of Carshare

In an ever-shifting mobility landscape, carshare has seen many recent changes – with multiple companies downsizing or exiting cities entirely. This panel will explore these changes across the U.S. and Europe, along with a discussion on lessons learned and the future of carshare.

  • Moderator: Mary Ferguson, Program Manager, Shared-Use Mobility Center
  • Christophe Arnaud, CEO, Bolloré Blue Systems
  • Eric Rago, Parking Solutions Manager, Getaround
  • Sabrina Sussman, Senior Manager Public Partnerships and Policy, Zipcar
  • Alia Verloes, Principal, Steer

                            Session 5: Creative Micromobility: New Policy and Partnership Approaches for the Smallest Vehicles 

Shared bikes and scooters have moved from novelty to an essential car alternative in cities’ transportation systems. Hear how public agencies and private providers are evolving creative new ways to get micromobility onto the streets where it’s most needed, with partnership and regulatory approaches that go beyond fares, fees, and fleet caps.

  • Moderator: Colin Murphy, Director of Research & Consulting, Shared-Use Mobility Center
  • Dana Yanocha, Sr. Research Associate, ITDP
  • Colin Hughes, Head of Policy: Bikes + Scooters, JUMP/Uber
  • Brian Kyuhoon No, Head of Public Policy, Spin
  • Adam Davidson, New Mobility Research Associate, World Resources Institute

                            Session 6: Law and Equity: For Cars or People?

Freeways splitting up neighborhoods–where does it happen? Where land is cheap and power is weak. Police traffic stops for broken taillights–where does it happen? Where cars are older and biases may be even older. Half of all citizen interactions with the police are traffic stops. This is only the tip of the iceberg of the impact of the law of cars and how it affects the lives of people.

  • Kate Lowe, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Adam Ballard, Housing and Transportation Policy Analyst, Access Living
  • Romina Castillo, Fellow, Chicago United for Equity, and Community Planner, Muse Community + Design
  • Eric Halvorson, Policy and Communications Associate, Chicago Jobs Council

4:15-5:00 PM      Champagne Toast and Startup Spotlight Announcement


The Shared-Use Mobility Center is a public-interest organization dedicated to achieving equitable, affordable, and environmentally sound mobility across the US through the efficient sharing of transportation assets. By connecting the public and private sectors, piloting programs, conducting new research, and providing policy and technical expertise to cities and regions, SUMC seeks to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.