What Digital and Policy Infrastructure Do Cities Need to Shape the Impacts of New Transportation Technology?

APA Oregon Chapter


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. PDT

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Cities and governments are faced with the need to manage the interaction of emerging and future transportation modes with existing private and public transportation. The impacts on congestion, the environment, and social equity of TNCs, scooters, and autonomous vehicles are not fully understood. Yet, as these technologies may mature and reach scale quickly, stakeholders are looking for policies and technological solutions that will help them achieve manageable outcomes and will adapt and scale as new modes grow. 

This panel will explore a range of policy frameworks that could govern tradeoffs between transportation modes and help cities accomplish social goals through pricing and other incentives. We will make these recommendations concrete and actionable by discussing the required digital infrastructure that cities will need to implement effective policies. The panel will update the audience on existing efforts to build and implement such "mobility operating systems.

Learning objectives:

1. In this session, participants will be able to understand the range of policy tools that governments can use to reduce the negative externalities of transportation or encourage greater social benefits. 

2. In this session, participants will be able to understand the benefits of cities building "digital infrastructure" to better manage emerging transportation modes. Participants will better understand the intersection between physical and digital infrastructure. 

3. In this session, participants will be able to understand the current state of policies and digital infrastructure to manage emerging transportation modes as well as lessons learned from previous policies enacted to shape the impact of transportation.

4. In this session, participants will be able to understand the economic implications of policies designed to shape the impact and outcomes of emerging transportation modes.


Amitai Bin-Nun

Amitai Bin-Nun is Vice President, Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), which seeks to accelerate the deployment of vehicle automation and maximize the energy security and social benefits of the technology. Amitai came to SAFE from the innovation team at KPMG Strategy where he ... Read More

Austin Brown

Austin Brown focuses on technologies and policies for clean energy and sustainable transportation. He directs the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy, which leverages world-class university expertise and engages directly with decision-makers to deliver credible, relevant, and timely information and analysis to inform better energy ... Read More

Rasheq Zarif

Rasheq is a managing director in Deloitte Consulting's Strategy and Analytics practice based in San Francisco and leads the Technology practice for future of mobility. He is responsible for further advancing and commercializing the firm's growth in shared and autonomous mobility, connecting ecosystem leaders in technology, telecommunications, and ... Read More

Edward Bernardon

Ed is currently VP Strategic Automotive Initiatives at Siemens Specialized Engineering Software. Responsibilities include strategic planning and business development in areas of autonomous/connected vehicles, lightweight automotive structures and interiors. He is also responsible for Future Car thought leadership which includes development of cross divisional projects. Read More

Regina Clewlow

Regina is the CEO and Co-founder of Populus, a data platform for cities to plan for the future of mobility. Trusted by cities from coast to coast, the Populus platform securely ingests real-time data from shared electric scooters, bikes, and cars to deliver data-driven insights for transportation policy and planning ... Read More

Contact Info

Li Alligood, pdo@oregonapa.org