After the year that stopped the world — 2020 – a defining moment where the transportation industry was forced to rethink and adapt quickly to the new era, 2021 and 2022 had its key turning points in mobility.
A $1.2 trillion once-in-a-generation investment in US infrastructure: that is the promise of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden at the end of 2021. The bill aims to improve US roads and bridges, increase investments in public transit, upgrade airports and ports, expand the network of electric vehicle chargers, and tackle the climate crisis.
It gets better. The Inflation Reduction Act, signed on August 16, 2022, is now helping direct more funds into domestic energy production while boosting clean energy. A total of $391 billion will be spent on energy and climate change, the largest investment to date to address the climate crisis in the US.
However, transit agencies are grappling with the fact that many who used to ride the train or the bus five days a week are now venturing to the office far less. So what do they do about all of that lost fare revenue? Some say they need to forget about fares altogether!
This has also been a turbulent year at Tesla. The company may still be the world’s most valuable automaker, but Tesla ends 2022 worth less than half of what it was at the beginning of the year. 2023 may prove to be a big test for Tesla. Industry observers worry not only that Musk is distracted by his new Twitter venture, but that his increasingly controversial behavior may turn off many prospective Tesla buyers.
The European Union has also faced its challenges with the war in Ukraine and the rising costs of gas and electricity as winter hits. However, cities across the continent are accelerating plans to build more liveable urban spaces. The EU also plans to phase out combustion cars by 2035.
The coming yearis looking more and more promising for public transportation users, micromobility entrepreneurs, EV makers and adopters, advanced air mobility visionaries, and clean energy supporters.
We have created below a list of resources of the most informative and relevant moments from across the CoMotion network. We hope you enjoy our content — and please do share if you find it useful!
CoMotion LA ’22
At last month’s flagship gathering in Los Angeles, we helped fit together the pieces of The Multimodal-City. View below some of the great conversations which looked at reimagining infrastructure, multimodality, federal investment for electrification and integrating advanced aerial mobility.
Panel: Reimagining Infrastructure
Travis J. Allan, Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer, FLO Harout Chitilian, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Development and Strategy, CDPQ Infra Tyler Duvall, CEO & Co-Founder, Cavnue Danielle Kochman, Regional Planning Program Manager, SANDAG Kiran Jain, Chief Legal Officer, Replica (Moderator)
Transit Integration: Unclogging the Arteries of the Multimodal Network
Kimberly Lucas, Director, Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure Brandon Long, Business Development Director, US and Canada, Hayden AI Vivian Myrtetus, Head of Partnerships & Policy, Helbiz Stacey Matlen, VP of Innovation, Partnership for New York City (Moderator)
The Federal Push for Electrification
Polly Trottenberg, Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation Gabe Klein, Executive Director U.S. Joint Office of Energy & Transportation
Panel: Easing AAM Pain Points
Matthew Land, Public Policy & Government Relations, EVE Mobility Dr. Valerie Manning, Chief Commercial Officer, Overair Starr Ginn, AAM Lead Strategist, NASA Oliver G. Gilbert, Vice Chairman, Miami-Dade County, Board of Commissioners Beth Kigel, Vice President and Director of Smart and Connected Solutions, HNTB Corporation (Moderator)
CoMotion MIAMI ’22
Check out the great discussions from the playground of innovation – CoMotion MIAMI, The Hyper-Connected City. All you need to know on Latin America’s charging economies, the future of coastal transportation and the latest insights from AV technology changing the way we live, work and play.
Embracing the Hyper Connected City
Seleta Reynolds, Chief Innovation Officer, LA Metro Christophe Arnaud, CEO, Blue Systems Eulois Cleckley, Director & CEO, Miami-Dade County Dept of Transportation & Public Works Anthony Townsend, Urbanist In Residence, Urban Tech Hub Cornell Tech (Moderator)
Charging Up Latin America
Juan Barahona, Senior Director of Global Operations, Blink Charging Jose Cabre, Manager, Network Development & E – Performance, Porsche Latin America Alberto Azpurua, Beyond Energy (Mexico) Maria Fernanda Ortiz Carrascal, Founder & General Manager of ConCriterio (Moderator)
Maritime Redefined: The Next Generation of Coastal Transportation
Billy Thalheimer, CEO & Co-Founder, REGENT Sampriti Bhattacharyya, Founder & CEO, Navier Daniel Kleinman, Founder & CEO, Seaworthy Collective (Moderator)
Meeting in the Middle: How Community and Autonomy Work Together
Jerry He, Executive Director, CARTS Yasmine Fage, Co-Founder & COO, Goggo Network Lilian Coral, Director / National Strategy + Technology Innovation, Knight Foundation (Moderator)
Catchup and view sessions from our very first mobility investor conference, held in Vancouver earlier this year. The gathering shines a spotlight on the innovative companies you need to know in the clean tech and transportation sector.
Vancouver: Emerging Mobility Dynamo
Ms. Jeanette Jackson, CEO, Foresight Canada Dr. Niklas Kviselius, Manager for New Mobility, TransLink Kristoffer Vik Hansen, CEO & Co-Founder, Spare John Rossant, Founder & CEO, CoMotion (Moderator)
Olaf Sakkers, General Partner, RedBlue Capital John Rossant, CEO, CoMotion
Electrifying the Mobility Market
Dom Kwong, Co-Founder & COO, Damon Curtis Schickner, Investment Principal, OGCI Climate Investments Adam McLeod, Sales Manager, Western Canada, Lucid Motors Jean-Marc Landry, Business Development, LETENDA Inc. Yuan Shi, Principal, The51 Food & AgTech Fund (Moderator)
The Investment & Venture Case for Renewable Hydrogen
Mary Fry, Director of Clean Fuels Assets, HTEC Andrew Mitchell, President & CEO, GEAZONE Graeme Millen, Managing Director, Technology Banking, SVB Matthew Klippenstein, Branch Manager, Hydrogen BC, CHFCA (Moderator)
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