A recording is available of our Wednesday, September 16th provocative yet critical discussion on CoMotion LIVE: Public Transit Is Dead, Long Live Public Transit: Rethinking Transit in the post-COVID City.
Even before COVID struck, transit was already struggling. As we plan our pandemic recovery, what can operators, transit agencies and cities do to ensure that transit not only revives, but becomes an even more compelling mobility option? CoMotion LIVE looks at possible solutions from free fares and congestion pricing to new capital projects, microtransit, and more.
Joining us for this important conversation are transit leaders who bring deep real-world experience in making public transport work better: Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of Metrolink, an ever-expanding commuter rail network that carried nearly 12 million riders per year pre-COVID, and is now experimenting with new ideas to win back riders — like free weekend transit for children; Chris Snyder, CEO of ViaVan, an innovative microtransit operator plying the streets of Berlin, London and Helsinki; Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General of Polis, a network of European cities working together to develop new transport technologies and policies; and Jonny Simkin, CEO of Swiftly, maker of realtime transit passenger monitoring and vehicle dispatching software.