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AV America, with the support of Global Mass Transit, is organizing a Webinar on Role of AVs in Mass Transit Post-COVID on July 14, 2020, 12.30pm-2:00pm EDT.

The webinar aims to identify potential use cases of AV technology in transit; discuss strategies for deployment of AVs to support transit operations and asset management; provide insights into gaining first-mover advantage; and highlight best practices from transit agencies leveraging AVs for post-pandemic recovery.

Speakers
  • Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority CA
  • Gary Miskell, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Michael Feldman, Director of U2C, Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • Jeff Peterson, Director of Business Development – Autonomous Technology, First Group
  • Tony Pino, Executive Vice President ‑ Americas, Bestmile

Previous conferences

AV America, with the support of Global Mass Transit, organized the Second Annual Conference on Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Public Transport at The Sheraton in Palo Alto, California, on January 28-29, 2020. The conference brought together a variety of experts to assess the holistic impact of AVs on public transport, addressing policy, regulation, planning, funding, compliance, workforce, technology, systems and infrastructure, procurement, market development, testing and project delivery.

Some of the organizations that participated in the conference included: AECOM Ventures, Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District, Argonne National Laboratory, ATU 1555, ATU CCB, Center for Transportation and the Environment, City of Portland Maine, Complete Coach Works, Contra Costa Transportation Authority CA, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority ,Ecolane USA, Facebook, First Group, GILLIG, Karsan USA, Lea+Elliott, May Mobility, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Morgan Olson, NCC Group, Nordic Innovation House, Parsons, Populus, RAND, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Sam Schwartz Engineering, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Transdev, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), USDOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Utah Transit Authority, Voyage Auto, etc.

Registration fees for July 14 webinar

  • For transit agencies and government organizations, the registration is To register, please send email to shivani.saxena@avamerica.org .
  • For private companies, the registration fee is $80per delegate. To register, please click here.

Sponsorship

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available on first come-first served basis. For further information, please contact shivani.saxena@avamerica.org .

About the Organizers

AV America connects people interested in autonomous vehicles with information and analysis on the autonomous vehicles industry. It provides links to news, technology features, policies, reports, presentations, regulations, perspectives, interviews, webinars, videos and podcasts.

For registration, speaking opportunity and sponsorships please contact: 

Shivani Saxena
Director
AV America
Email: shivani.saxena@avamerica.org
Phone: +1 703 466 0018

AV America organized this conference, with the support of Global Mass Transit, on January 28-29, 2020 in Palo Alto, CA.

Summary

The mission of the conference was to explore the impact of AVs on public transport systems, infrastructure and business operations as well as initiatives being undertaken by transit agencies in collaboration with federal, state and local governments; city authorities; private industry; and other organizations to push the frontier of emerging AV technology in public transportation.

The conference brought together a variety of experts to assess the holistic impact of AVs on public transport, addressing policy, regulation, planning, funding, compliance, workforce, technology, systems and infrastructure, procurement, market development, testing and project delivery.

Sessions

  • Public Transport -AVs and the Future of Mobility
  • Policies, Guidelines and Standards
  • Transit Agencies as Enablers of Change
  • Infrastructure for AVs
  • Transit Bus Automation
  • Transit Planning with AVs
  • Data Sharing and Governance
  • Impact on Industrial Relations
  • Transit AV Pilots
  • Role of Private AV Operators in Mass Transit

Speakers

  • Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority CA
  • Jorge Cruz-Aedo, CEO, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority TX
  • Gary Miskell, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Ahsan Baig, CIO/CTO, Department of Innovation and Technology, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit
  • Michael Feldman, Director of U2C, Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • Martha Melendez D’Andrea, Supervising Transportation Planner, Division Head – Specialized Transit and Grants, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
  • Robert Rich, Project Manager and Analyst, San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Jaron Robertson, Acting Director for Innovative Mobility Solutions Office, Utah Transit Authority
  • Michael Kronzer, CAV-X Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Jeff Owen, Strategic Planning Coordinator, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet)
  • Jill North, Innovation and New Technology Program Manager, City of San José
  • Lena Geraghty, Director of Innovation and Performance Management, City of Portland Maine
  • Joshua Cregger, Technology Policy Analyst, USDOT Volpe, National Transportation Systems Center
  • Alan Wapner, Regional Council Member, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
  • Joe Gregory, Manager of Service Planning, Valley Metro of Phoenix
  • Tian Feng, District Architect, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
  • Art Aguilar, President and California Conference Board Chair, ATU
  • Justin Erlich, VP of Strategy, Policy, & Legal, Voyage Auto
  • Richard Forberg, Nashville Transportation Activist and Co-Founder of Autonomous Insights LLC
  • Maynard A. Holliday, Senior Engineer, Engineering & Applied Sciences, RAND
  • Joe Iacobucci, Principal, New Mobility Practice Leader, Sam Schwartz Engineering
  • Jean Kao, Product Manager, Populus
  • Jim McKenney, Technical Director, NCC Group
  • Jeremy Mulder, Chief Customer Officer, May Mobility
  • Dick Alexander, President, Transdev Alternative Services, Inc.
  • Jeff Peterson, Director of Business Development – Autonomous Technology, First Group
  • Veronica Siranosian, Vice President, AECOM Ventures
  • Brian Swanson, Director of Pre Sales, Moovit
  • Mark Wilson, Professor, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University

Participating organizations

AECOM Ventures,Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District, Argonne National Laboratory, ATU 1555, ATU CCB, Center for Transportation and the Environment, City of Portland Maine, Complete Coach Works, Contra Costa Transportation Authority CA, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority,Ecolane USA, Facebook, First Group, GILLIG,Karsan USA,Lea+Elliott,May Mobility, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Morgan Olson, NCC Group, Nordic Innovation House, Parsons,Populus, RAND, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Sam Schwartz Engineering, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Transdev, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), USDOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Utah Transit Authority, Voyage Auto, etc.

Further details about the event are here.

Global Mass Transitorganized this conference, with the support of AV America, on  November 13-14, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

Summary

The conference focused on the development and deployment of CAVs for public transport. It brought together experts from government agencies, public transport authorities, vehicle technology suppliers, R&D institutes, academic institutions and private companies to address issues in policy, planning, funding, technology, market development, testing and deployment of CAVs for public transport.

Sessions

  • Deployment of AVs for Public Transport
  • Transit Authority/Operator Perspective
  • Integrating Autonomous Vehicles with Public Transport
  • Infrastructure for Connected AVs
  • Positioning Europe as a Leader
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Public Transport in France
  • Value of Autonomous Public Transport Solutions
  • Data Management and Protection
  • FABULUS Project in Europe
  • AV-Enabled Transit for Smart Cities
  • Case Studies
Speakers
  • Hana Caselton, Future Mobility Programme Manager, Transport for London (TfL), UK
  • Dimitri Konstantas, H2020 AVENUE Project Coordinator, University of Geneva
  • Thomas Willson, Policy Advisor on Urban Mobility, EUROCITIES
  • Rafael Cuesta, Former Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester, UK
  • Susanne Pröstl, FTI-Coordinator, Wiener Linien, Austria
  • Koen Schietecatte, Project Leader Autonomous Shuttle, De Lijn, Belgium
  • Sam Lysons, Project Lead - Autonomous Vehicles and New Mobility, RATP Dev, France
  • Clement Aubourg, Head of Autonomous Vehicles, Keolis, France
  • Ulla Tikkanen, Technical Project Manager, FABULOS Project, Forum Virium Helsinki, Finland
  • Christine Peyrot, Commercial Director - Autonomous Transport Systems, Transdev, France
  • Dennis Mica, Business Development Manager, 2getthere, The Netherlands
  • Luc Texier, Director Sales Europe - Business Development, Autonomous and On-Demand Mobility, Bestmile
  • Olivier Pairot, Product Marketing Director, Easymile
  • BarisCakar, Management Consultant, P3 Automotive GmbH
  • Bethan Evans, Associate Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Infrastructure Advisory Group, KPMG, UK
  • Stephanie Leonard, Strategic Business Development Manager, TomTom
  • Raz Peleg, Director of Sales, AdaSky, Israel
  • Michael Talbot, Head of Strategy, Zenzic, United Kingdom
  • Nicolas De Cremiers, Head of Marketing and Communication, NAVYA, France
  • Rodrigo Caetano, Global Business Development Manager
  • Veronica Lindholm, Global Business Development Manager, Scania Group
  • Dennis Hamann, Managing Director of Europe, Renovo
Participating organizations 2getthere, AdaSky, Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM), Bestmile, CEPS, De Lijn, EasyMile, Eurocities, Evobus GmbH, Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport, Forum Virium Helsinki, Independent Consultant (former TfGM), Institute of Transport Research – DLR, IVU Traffic Technologies AG, Keolis, KPMG, Lviv Municipal Enterprise "Lvivelectrotrans", Metro Ligero Oeste, NAVYA, NiO - Nahverkehr in Offenbach GmbH, P3 Automotive GmbH, RATP Dev, Renovo, Scania Group, SPDG, The New Drive, TomTom, TPER, Transdev, Transport for London, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), Uitrit4, University of Geneva, VerkehrsbetriebeSt.Gallen, Vias institute, VUB, WABCO GMBH, Wiener Linien, Zenzic, etc.  

Further details about the event are here.

AV America organized this conference, with the support of Global Mass Transit, on January 23-24, 2019 in Palo Alto, CA.

Summary

The conference brought together a variety of experts to assess the holistic impact of AVs on the public transportation sector and develop solutions for mutually beneficial relationships.  Itaddressed issues in policy, planning, funding, technology, procurement, market development, testing and deployment of AVs. Participants had opportunity to understand the issues involved to influence their peers, technology providers and policymakers in addressing key issues such as regulations, safety, social equity, accessibility, labour requirements, environmental sustainability, insurance, risk management and financial viability.

Sessions

  • Policy and Guidelines
  • AV Applications in Mass Transit
  • Current and Planned AV Deployments
  • Public Transport Reinvention
  • Bus Automation and Electrification
  • AV-enabled Future Mobility
  • Intelligent Mobility Initiative: A Case Study
  • Infrastructure for Connected AVs
  • Consumer Acceptance
  • Impact on Planning and Industrial Relations

Speakers

  • Ahsan Baig, CIO/CTO, Department of Innovation and Technology, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit
  • Gary Miskell, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Alex Epstein, Director, Transportation Safety, National Safety Council
  • Sanjay Gokhale, Senior Advisor to the General Manager – Strategy & New Mobility, Metro Transit - Seattle
  • Marc Anthony Soto, General Manager, IntelliRide, Transdev
  • Robert James, National Chief Engineer Emerging Mobility, Intelligent Transportation Group, HNTB Corporation
  • Carlos Cardillo, Director, Nevada Center for Applied Research (NCAR), University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
  • Maynard A. Holliday, Senior Engineer, Engineering & Applied Sciences, RAND
  • Darren Lamberti, Director, Business Development, Bestmile
  • Kara Kockelman, Dewitt Greer Centennial Professor of Transportation Engineering, University of Texas
  • Jeff Peterson, Director of Business Development – Autonomous Technology, First Transit
  • Justin Erlich, VP of Strategy, Policy, & Legal, Voyage Auto
  • Joe Iacobucci, Principal, New Mobility Practice Leader, Director of Transit, Sam Schwartz Consultancy
  • Chang Yuan, CEO, Foresight AI
  • Peter Kapich, OEM Account Manager - CV Axle and Transmission Systems North America, ZF Industries
  • Vineet Jain, Head of New Business Development and Strategy, Drive.ai
  • Kurtis Hodge, Economist, Product Management, Local Motors
  • Bert Kaufman, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Zoox 

Participating organizations

Access Services, Acumen Building Enterprise, Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District,Amalgamated Transit Union, Autonomous Insights, Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Bestmile, BNSF Railway, Braunability, Center for Transportation andEnvironment, Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, Complete Coach Works, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Drive.ai, Ecolane, First Transit, Foresight AI, Georgia Tech, GILLIG, Glendale Transit, HNTB, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Lea+Elliott, Lilee Systems, Local Motors, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, LTK Engineering, Metro Transit-Seattle, Mobile Climate Control, Monterey-Salinas Transit, MTM, National Express Transit, National Safety Council, Nordic Innovation House – Drive Sweden, Nossaman, Optibus, Oracle, Parsons, RAND, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Sam Schwartz Engineering, SamTrans, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, SNC-Lavalin, Société de Transport de Montréal,Solano County Transit, Solis Group, Southern California Association of Governments, STV, Transdev North America, TriMet Transportation District of Oregon, University of Texas at Austin, University ofNevada-Reno, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Voyage Auto, ZF Industries, Zoox,etc.

Further details about the event are here.

 

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