TRB Webinar: Exploring Equity Implications of Emerging Transportation Technologies

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Event Overview

Measuring equity holistically can be approached in several ways in the field of transportation. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 19, from 11:00am – 12:00pm PDT/2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT that will explore how agencies can define and address disparity as they relate to emerging technologies and new transportation modes. The presenters will share tools, methods, and approaches that can scale to statewide and regional planning. They will also cover topics related to changing demographics of transportation users, economic disparity and opportunity, pricing and affordability, different modal users, access to new technologies, and environmental justice.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning.

Webinar Presenters

  • Sunny Farmahan, Arkansas Department of Transportation
  • Giovanni Circella, University of California, Davis
  • Stefanie Brodie, Toole Design Group

Moderated by: Elise Barrella, Wake Forest University

Webinar Outline

  1. Advancing transportation equity through Smart City technologies and policies
  2. Understanding automated vehicle adoption potential as a means for equitable transportation
  3. Studying geographical patterns of growth in vulnerable population using publicly available data using spatial statistics
  4. A case study of dockless mobility
  5. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe potential equity implications of emerging transportation technologies and modes
  • Identify equity measures and/or analysis methods that could inform transportation planning and programming decisions

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