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 included)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- Federal Transit Administration Invited
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
- 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
- Moderator: Renee Morales, Public Affairs Manager, Crown Castle
- Rikesh Shah, Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London
- Kelley Coyner, Mobility Innovation Leader, Stantec
- Moderator: Firas Suqi, Manager, City Tech
- Rick West, CEO, Millennium Garage Concession
- Jeff Eckerling, Chief Growth Officer, SP+
1:45-3:00 PM Tours: Explore Chicago by foot, bike, rail and river!
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
6:30 AM Registration Opens
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast and Shared Mobility Expo Opens
8:30-8:45 AM Morning Welcome: Gia Biagi, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
8:45-9:15 AM Opening Words: Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
9:15-9:45 AM Keynote: California Air Resources Board
9:45-10:15 AM Coffee Break & Visit the Expo
10:15 AM-12:00 PM 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.
- 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
- Maurice Cox, Commissioner, Department of Planning and Development for City of Chicago (tentative)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-1:45 PM 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, Planning and Innovation Project Lead, The Ride, 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
- Rebecca Plevin, MD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Surgery
- Anna Zivarts, Program Director, Rooted in Rights
- Joel Miller, Bike Share Program Manager, Seattle Department of Transportation
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 (tentative)
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.
- Hua Cai, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
- Shay Bahramirad, Vice President, Exelon
- Nico Probst, Government Relations and Strategic Development, Lime
- 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 (tentative)
- Brian Holland, Program Director, Shared-Used Mobility Center
- Andrew Salzberg, Loeb Fellow 2020, Harvard University
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 Giffords, Innovative Mobility Project Manager, King County Metro
- Michael Berman, Technology Innovation Manager, Sound Transit
- Marie Sullivan, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, LA Metro (tentative)
- Chad Ballentine, Vice President, Demand Response and Innovative Mobility, Capital Metro
- Kevin Orr, CEO, Liftango
- Dominic Mathew, Urban and Regional Planner for Mobility Innovations, The Fund for Our Economic Future
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.
- Moderator: Courtney Kashima: Founder, Muse Community + Design
- Romina Castillo, Fellow, Chicago United for Equity, and Community Planner, Muse Community + Design
- Matthew Daus, Partner & Chair, Transportation Law Practice, Windels Marx
- Kim Foltz, Program Manager, Boston Bikes
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
- Yovav Meyad, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, Moovit
- Renee Ray, Director, Mobility Solutions, Conduent
- Carlos Cruz-Casas, Assistant Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works at Miami-Dade County
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
- 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
- Emma Huang, Principal Transportation Planner, Research & Policy, Los Angeles Metro
- Meredith Klekotka, AICP, Shared Mobility Program Manager, Metro Transit
- Lizzie Moll, Senior Transportation Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation
6/6:30 PM Evening Reception
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
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: Emily Castor Warren, Principal and Director of Policy, Nelson\Nygaard
- 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
- Andrew Wolpert, Project Manager, Smart City Program, City of Columbus
- Adrienne Moretz, Senior Analyst, Sacramento Area Council of Governments
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
- Warren Perry, Senior Director of Sales, Bestmile
- Shannon Walker, New Mobility Strategic Advisor, Seattle Department of Transportation
- Tara Lanigan, Senior Manager, Customer Success, May Mobility
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: Fabian Campos, Program Coordinator – California, Shared-Use Mobility Center
- John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority
- Kendra McGeady, Executive Director, Pelivan Transit (tentative)
- Ranjit Prasad Godavarthy, Assistant Professor and Associate Research Fellow, NDSU Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
- 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
- Jameson Auten Vice President, Regional Service Delivery and Innovation, KCATA
- 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 to the multimodal transit systems of the future.
- Moderator: Alvaro Villagran, Program Manager, Shared-Use Mobility Center
- Ron Burke, Head of Micromobility Policy – Central US, Lyft
- David Johnson, Vice President, Planning & Strategy, KCATA
- Katie Monroe, Partnerships, Transit App
- David White, Executive Director, Healthy Ride
Session 2: Solving the Human Services Divide
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
- Roger Teal, Founder, DemandTrans
- Diogo Lousa, Director of Technology-Paratransit, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
- Anthony Shannon, Co-Founder, MUVE
- Terra Curtis, Senior Associate, Nelson\Nygaard
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.
- Rudy Faust, Senior Associate, Shared-Use Mobility Center
- David Adelman, VP of Global Partnerships, Via
- Matthew Kaufman, Director of Planning, UrbanTrans
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
- Colin Hughes, Head of Policy: Bikes + Scooters, JUMP/Uber
- Dana Yanocha, Sr. Research Associate, ITDP
- Representative of SPIN TBD
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
- Eric Halvorson, Policy and Communications Associate, Chicago Jobs Council
- Oboi Reed, President and CEO, Equiticity
4:15-5:00 PM Champagne Toast and Startup Spotlight Announcement
STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Shared-Use Mobility Center celebrates diversity. We value the array of backgrounds and experiences people bring and strive for inclusivity in the planning, design, and development of mobility solutions. Throughout our work, among our staff, and in all SUMC Workshops and events, we support diversity in all its forms, encompassing but not limited to age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Mobility for all must be inspired, created, and executed by all. Join us.
The 2020 National Shared Mobility Summit is made possible by the generous support of the following organizations. To find out more about being a sponsor, contact Kimberly Steele at Kimberly@sharedusemobilitycenter.org.
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.