We convened Wednesday, March 10 for a vital conversation on how to keep our public transport systems moving in CoMotion LIVE: Light at the End of the Tunnel: How Transit Bounces Back.
We last touched on this subject six months ago, but so much has changed since then. We’ve seen the “double dip” as COVID numbers roared back up in the winter, followed by diverging vaccination responses in the U.S. versus Europe. But with a year of experience now under their belts, transit operators are acting smarter than ever before, with some now notching their best ridership numbers since the beginning of the pandemic. We’ll listen in to our expert speakers as they share what’s changed, how they’re making use of new funding (like the CARES Act), and why they’re optimistic about the future of public transportation.
To start, Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General of POLIS Network, and Chris Snyder, Europe CEO of microtransit operator Via will fill us in on what’s changed since they last joined us six months ago. They’re joined by Danielle J. Harris, Director of Mobility Innovation at Elemental Excelerator and L’erin Jensen, Corporate Communications Specialist at TransLoc and Host of The Movement Podcast, who will bring their additional expertise to this important discussion.