Capital Convergence 2017
Implementing Transportation Technology in the Washington Region and Beyond
When: Thursday – January 26, 2017
Where: Room 202AB, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Transportation is at a historical turning point. Thanks to dramatic technology advancements, the traveling public has a plethora of new options, the industry is full of new players, and traditional institutions are being forced to rethink their roles. As policymakers and public agencies grapple with these changes, places around the country are designing partnerships, regulations and investments to continue to facilitate the convergence of transportation and technology.
The Eno Center for Transportation is at the forefront of this national dialogue of developing appropriate public policy responses to these changes, and highlighting best practices both domestically and abroad. Building off Eno’s 2016 Convergence, Capital Convergence 2017 will focus on specific examples from metropolitan Washington and across the country. After all, Washington was one of the first places in the country to authorize ride-hailing apps, clear the way legally for autonomous vehicles, permit car-sharing services, deploy dynamic tolling and pricing projects, and launch a high-tech bike-share system.
Event highlights will include transportation technology demonstrations, an exciting keynote address, and a networking reception.
The conference, which is a part of Eno’s larger Digital Cities research and policy platform, brings together decision makers, government leaders, industry experts, academics, implementers, and visionaries to share their experiences with the convergence of transportation technology and public policy at the local, state and federal levels.
|9:00AM – 9:15AM||OPENING REMARKS|
James Burnley, Former Secretary of Transportation, Board Chair of Eno Center for Transportation
Robert Puentes, President & CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
|9:15AM – 10:30AM |
(SESSION 1 & 2)
|(SESSION 1) Technology and Freight Delivery Showcase|
Technology continues to improve the shipment of goods. The largest area of improvement has been the direct-to-consumer model. This session will feature live demonstrations of new technologies that are attempting to transform freight. Following the demonstration, this panel will explore the policy implications of these services, and what can be done to continue to encourage their effective and responsible deployment.
Moderator: Geoffrey Milsom, Director, Transportation Solutions, Envista
(SESSION 2) Autonomous Vehicles: What We Have Learned from Pilot Programs and Recent NHTSA Guidelines
Moderator: David Strickland, Venable LLP, Counsel and Spokesperson for the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets
|10:30AM – 11:00AM||NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK|
|11:00AM – 12:15PM |
(SESSION 3 & 4)
|(SESSION 3) Innovative Partnerships: Enhancing Service While Addressing Procurement Obstacles|
This panel will explore how agencies across the country have partnered with private-sector transportation network companies (TNC’s) to provide enhanced last-mile connections, paratransit services, and other services. This discussion will focus on a variety of innovative partnerships, while exploring the legal and regulatory barriers around procurement and potential reform. It will also highlight the policy implications that these relationships have on transportation equity.
Moderator: Adie Tomer, Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
(SESSION 4) The New Built Environment: Adapting Our Infrastructure in the Age of Innovation
Moderator: Martin Di Caro, Transportation Reporter, WAMU 88.5
|12:15PM – 1:45PM||LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS|
Introduction by: Mary Peters, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Speakers: Allie Kelly, Executive Director, and Harriet Anderson Langford, President, The Ray
|1:45PM – 3:00PM |
(SESSION 6 & 7)
|(SESSION 6) The Aftermath: How US DOT’s Smart Cities Challenge Applicants Are Implementing their Plans|
USDOT’s $40 million Smart Cities Challenge was awarded to Columbus, Ohio. But despite not winning, other cities are moving forward with the innovative ideas in their proposals. This session will feature regions that participated in the competition, with a specific focus on the lessons learned from this process and how they are incorporating the broader goals of improved equity and environmental improvement.
Moderator: Russell Brooks, Director, Smart Cities, T4America
(SESSION 7) Car Talk: Connected Vehicle Policy and Deployment Across the Country.
• Matthew Hardy, Program Director for Planning and Performance Management, American Association of State and Highway Officials
|3:00PM – 3:30PM||NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK|
|3:30PM – 4:45PM||(SESSION 8) Taking it to the Streets: Creating the Strategies to bring an AV Shuttle to the Region|
This session will challenge conference participants to brainstorm strategies needed to bring an automated vehicle shuttle to the region now. Using interactive graphics, participants will bring their collective expertise, experience and entrepreneurial spirit together to sketch policy, planning, communications, funding, finance and engagement strategies for prototyping shuttles and fleets on private and public roads. The session will propose an implementation concept and will delve into the practical regulatory, institutional, and technical challenges of autonomous vehicle deployment in metropolitan Washington.
|4:45PM – 4:50PM||CLOSING REMARKS|
Robert Puentes, Eno Center for Transportation
Interested in participating as a panelist or sponsor? Contact Stanford Turner at sturner[at]enotrans.org
$155 – Public Sector/Non-Profit
$225 – Private Sector
$275 – Walk ins
Members of Eno receive a 20% discount price for one registration. If you are interested in membership with Eno, contact Patrice Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students receive a 50% discounted price for one registration. If you qualify for student pricing, contact Eno Public Affairs at email@example.com with proof of enrollment for your discount code.
Interested in being a sponsor?
This event is generously supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation