Thought leaders in urban transportation?
August 11, 2014 6:15 PM Subscribe
I work for a large municipal multi-modal transportation agency in the Bay Area. I'm interested in starting an agency-wide speaker series focusing on thought-leaders and innovators within the transportation industry.
posted by Captain Chesapeake to Law & Government (14 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
The goal of the speaker series is to create shared experiences that can serve to bridge gaps between agency silos and to get staff to recognize the possibilities inherent to the work they do keeping the transportation system running (i.e. what you do here is interesting and important!). Ideally, these speakers would get staff engaged with new ideas with respect to transit technology, transit oriented development, fare control, new transit modes, innovative management, energy/sustainability issues, transit policy, information technology etc.. Some ideas that I've floated are: Google Car initiative, geographers/map makers using new data mining techniques, Uber/Lyft etc., high speed rail planners/engineers. Anybody have an additional ideas? The more specific the better. Thanks.