From Public Transit to Public Mobility: A UCLA Forum on Adapting to New Mobility Options

Across the country, public transit ridership has been declining. But that isn’t the story in Seattle and Terry White, deputy general manager at King County Metro Transit, said that could be attributed to the agency’s community efforts. Speaking at the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies’ 12th annual Downtown Forum on Transportation, Land Use and the Environment, held on March 1, 2019, at the Japanese American National Museum, White said an organization that doesn’t reflect its community will lose trust. “We’ve been making a concentrated effort that the folks that make up our outreach and leadership teams reflect the communities we go out and serve,” White said. “I don’t think it’s an accident that we have better relationships since 2014.” King County Transit, which most recently won the American Public Transportation Association award for outstanding transit system, makes more than 400,000 trips per day and has seen all-time high ridership as more people move into the Seattle area. Joining White were UCLA academics, government, nonprofit and private sector representatives sharing other real-word examples of how to tackle declining transit ridership, especially in an era of emerging new mobility services. The forum focused on successful public-private partnerships that could fill gaps [...]

By |2019-05-30T14:14:57-07:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: events|

UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies @ TRB

Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC January 7–11, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2018 meeting: Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future. UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies will be hosting a reception during the TRB Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Busboys & Poets at the corner of 5th St NW and K St. The reception is open to all friends and alums of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. You can RSVP here.    This year UCLA will once again be sending multiple presenters to the annual meeting. Here are their presentations:   Monday, January 8, 2018 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM Lectern Session 207: Inequalities and Automobile Ownership Car-less or Car-free? [...]

By |2017-12-05T12:56:23-07:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: events|