TransportationCamp LA returns to UCLA, assembles diverse experiences, interests

What happens when you bring together hundreds of transportation professionals, students and advocates, and give them full reign on a conference? TransportationCamp! On Saturday, July 15, 115 professionals, advocates, researchers, and enthusiasts bused, biked, and made their way to Westwood for the second TransportationCamp LA. Hosted by the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, this is the second such event. The first was also hosted by UCLA ITS in 2015. The opening reveille at #TranspoCampLA19 — Juan Matute (@Juan_Matute) July 13, 2019   Unlike a typical conference with pre-scheduled programming and speakers, TransportationCamp is a flexible, open, and attendee-driven gathering in which anyone can propose and lead a session, with topics ranging from transit planning to congestion pricing and data science. The stage is set in the morning, and participants take the lead in filling in the schedule. Interested in bus-only lanes and want to get a discussion going with others? Write a catchy title on an oversized sticky note and submit to the session board. Others looking to speed up buses will join the session. This year’s TransportationCamp LA held 29 sessions on a range of issues facing the city and broader transportation industry. They were informed by [...]