2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Shared Communication Infrastructure = Reliable Mobility

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Activity ID: NPC187022

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  • The shared communication infrastructure model
  • Three different communication systems that support shared mobility services and autonomous vehicles
  • A balanced plan for future infrastructure needs


With the arrival of shared mobility services and autonomous vehicles, planners need a basic understanding of the technical aspects of reliable communication services. The shared communication infrastructure model consists of multiple integrated systems - towers, small cell, and fiber - that enable safer travel. See examples of how these systems function separately and together. Discover who relies on these systems and why. Understand the practical realities of developing infrastructure that is located on both privately owned land and land in the public right-of-way. Learn how planners can help their communities develop a comprehensive transportation technology strategy.

Session Speakers

Laura Stearns
Crown Castle
Irvine, CA