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2022 future of commuting summit program

April 26-27, 2022 | Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, April 26th

Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

8:00am – 8:45am
     Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:45am – 9:00am     Welcome Address
9:00am – 9:50am     Transforming the Steel City
The City of Pittsburgh has emerged as a leader in the field of Smart Cities and innovation. The city is a testbed for the development and deployment of new mobility and transportation technologies.  The city also presents unique challenges for making these new options work with a diversity of terrain, three rivers, weather, 446 bridges, tunnels, toll roads, highways and rural roadways crammed into 55 square miles. Hear from the leaders representing the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and the region’s metropolitan planning organization the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission share their views about ongoing and future transportation initiatives that aim to improve mobility through innovation and TDM strategies.   
Kim Lucas
Managing Director, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh
David Huffaker
Chief Development Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County
Chris Watts
Vice President of District Development, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Vincent Valdes
Executive Director – President & CEO, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

Lisa Kay Schweyer
Program Manager, Carnegie Mellon University


10:00am – 10:50am  The Human Mobility Spectrogram

Public transit in the US post Covid is dead. By summer’s end workers will be back in the office at pre-COVID levels. Walking is the future of TDM. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Fall somewhere in the middle on the spectrum? Join us for the Human Mobility Spectrogram and engage with your fellow Future of Commute Summit participants in this interactive session that will have you "voting" with your feet. This mental "warm-up" will explore some of the most pressing issues facing the future of commuting, and let you decide what you think the future will bring.


Andrew Glass Hastings
VP, Strategic Partnerships for TransWest

Jessica Alba
Interim Director of Communications, Stanford Transportation

11:00am – 12:00pm   Commuting to Work after the Pandemic - An Employers Perspective

As employees head back to their work sites, new realities and challenges are on their minds. Many unknowns remain on how the pandemic will impact commuter behavior. Employers will need to play a more active role then ever before to ensure their employees are able to get to the work site while making adjustments to the new realities of post-pandemic work culture. During this panel you will hear from three major employers on the implementation of a hybrid work environment, how it is affecting their transportation efforts, and the impacts on the types of commuting options provided to employees.

Brendon Harrington, Senior Director, Global Transportation, Google
Frank Mongioi, Jr., Vice President, Sustainable Mobility, ICF
Cate Irvin, Director of Placemaking and Activation, Oakland Business Improvement District
Don Charley, Asst. Vice President, Parking and Transportation, UPMC

Tony Hudgins, SVP, Partnerships & Strategy, Actionfigure

12:15pm – 1:00pm  Networking Lunch

1:00pm – 3:15pm    Facilitated Discussion Groups
The afternoon will feature simultaneous discussion groups, facilitated by subject matter experts on a variety of important and emerging mobility topics with the goal of identifying new insights, opportunities and solutions to further the advancement of TDM solutions.  Each table will host 8-10 attendees participating in in-depth conversation for 45 minutes. Three discussion sessions will be held so that new groups are formed and new insights/ideas are gathered and shared.
Selected Table Discussions Include:
  1. How must TDM Programs Evolve Post-pandemic?
    Facilitator: Tim Phelps, Executive Director, Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC)

  2. Is MaaS Universal?  Who's not Being Served and What to do?
    Facilitator: Eva Hsu, Director, ICF

  3. Expanding Mobility Options or Reducing VMT -- Are they Mutually Exclusive?
    Facilitator: Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager, Carnegie Mellon University

  4. Key Elements of Shared Commute Offerings in a Post-COVID World
    Facilitator: Dion Beuckman, Corporate Rental Manager, Commute with Enterprise

  5. Shaping ACT's Policy Platform for the Future of TDM
    Facilitator: Jessica Alba, Interim Director of Communications, Stanford Transportation

  6. On-Demand Solutions to Universal Mobility Challenges: How Does Microtransit Technology Improve Social Equity?
    Facilitator: Jacob Greig, VP Americas, Liftango

  7. Policy Pick and Play
    Facilitator: Matt Meservy, Director, Long Range Planning Division, Tennessee Department of Transportation

  8. Transitioning Private Shuttle Operations to Electric
    Facilitator: James Wright, Customer Success Manager, WeDriveU

  9. How can technology advance TDM programs?
    Facilitator: Andy Keeton, Head of Insights, Commutifi

    More table topics will be available shortly!

3:15pm – 4:00pm    Recap of Discussion Groups
4:00pm – 5:00pm    Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 27th

Downtown Pittsburgh Walking Tour
9:00am - 10:30am 
Tour will depart from Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

Downtown Pittsburgh Mobility Tour: In May 2021 the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, in collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh, Port Authority of Allegheny County, and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, released the Downtown Mobility Plan to guide future transportation and public realm projects for the next decade and beyond. This walking tour will include a snapshot of projects recently completed, in progress, or in planning that support improved multimodal infrastructure and enhanced pedestrian experience.

Sign-up will be available shortly


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