Webinar: Introducing Platform-Based Approaches to Public Transit

Webinar: Introducing Platform-Based Approaches to Public Transit

January 28, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

Platform technology is changing the way we consume products and services in many aspects of our lives. Netflix and Spotify have changed the face of music, TV, and film; social media platforms have changed the way we communicate and interact; and a broad range of industries including travel, hospitality, real estate, and food delivery have all been disrupted (for better or worse). The office environment has also changed through the advent of platform-based applications from Salesforce to Office 365.

In this webinar, you will learn how public transit agencies large and small have addressed challenges and prepared their organizations for the future with platform technology. We will discuss how platforms can be implemented to enhance safety, security, and cost-efficiency, as well as their applications in areas like fare collection and incentives. We will explore topics such as the potential benefits and challenges, the changes needed for a platform-based approach, and how this could be achieved in cities of all sizes.

Speakers:
Brianne Eby,
Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
Jim Redeker, Associate, The Wathen Group; Former Connecticut DOT Commissioner & NJ Transit
Bonnie Crawford, Senior Product Unit Director, Cubic Transportation Systems
Alan Bright, Chief Financial Officer, SporTran 
Brian Fahey, Transit Administrator, GoTriangle
Uli Gal-Oz, VP Business Development, Moovit


Jim Redeker most recently served as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) and has 40 years of transportation experience across strategic, administrative, fiscal and operations leadership in uniquely challenging multi-modal transportation roles. As Commissioner of the CT DOT, he led numerous strategic and visionary state transportation plans formulated with extensive stakeholder input. In that role, Jim also led the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) and the Northeast Rail Corridor Commission. In both leadership roles, he was a strong advocate for multi-modal planning, interstate coordination, and cooperation. He also led the early due diligence in Connecticut as Commissioner about options for establishing tolling on their interstate system.


Bonnie Crawford is the Senior Product Unit Director leading the Umo App & Umo Rewards businesses, part of Cubic Transportation System’s new Transportation Platform organization. She also oversees Cubic’s strategic partnership with Moovit.

Bonnie joined Cubic following several years leading the Client & Product Delivery organization at moovel, a Daimler & BMW joint venture in the transit and mobility space. She’s been in the payment and technology industry for over 20 years, leading global teams for GE & Viewpoint (a Trimble Global company) with a focus on opening new markets, developing world-class products, and building customer success and services groups that help clients leverage technology to address challenges they face in the global marketplace. Bonnie has a BA in Political Science from Lewis & Clark College and resides in Portland, OR.


Uli Gal-Oz is an Israeli serial entrepreneur, a graduate of the 8200 military unit, who has held senior leadership positions in multiple early-stage high-tech companies in the past 25 years. An engineer by training who transitioned to a business professional. Prior to Moovit he served as the VP of Business Development at Magisto (acquired by Vimeo), VP of Business Development at Tango, and in top leadership positions in multiple early-stage high-tech companies.


Alan Bright is the Chief Financial Officer for SporTran in Shreveport, LA and co-owner of Metro Management Associates, Inc. Alan is the primary point of contact for SporTran fare collection activities and led the agency’s implementation of TouchPass in 2017 starting from the procurement stage. He oversees accounting, grant, and purchasing activities for the transit system, prioritizing the introduction of new technology into daily operations Alan has a B.A. in History from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Brian Fahey is the Transit Administrator for GoTriangle, responsible for the oversight of the fixed-route and paratransit operations in Durham, NC. He has worked in the transit industry for over 23 years and with GoTriangle for the last 19. In 2007, Brian started the GoTriangle Regional Information Center, which handles customer information for 6 area transit agencies, and managed the operation for 5 years.

During his career Brian has also acted as the project champion/manager for many area passenger information systems, including a statewide rideshare matching software, CAD/AVL systems, and a regional public real-time information system. He is currently managing the implementation of a regional mobile ticketing solution.

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