APA Oregon Chapter


Thursday, May 9, 2019
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT

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Why Racial Equity Matters in Mobility: Our transportation system is transforming rapidly -- from shared mobility to self-driving vehicles. However, simply introducing technology into an unhealthy and unequal system won’t fix things. We need equitable practices and policies to tackle the root causes of inequality, not just the symptoms. That means making sure technology doesn’t exacerbate and reinforce inequality. This plenary will unpack the historical context of how race became the determining factor in picking transportation winners and losers. To undo this legacy, we must explicitly center racial equity and prioritize the voices and needs of marginalized people who are usually left out of decision-making on key transportation issues. Equity is complex and intersectional, and to create a more equitable transportation system we must also address interconnected issues such as health and economic opportunities. Equity must be integrated consistently throughout the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of any mobility program or plan. Instead of just revolutionizing mobility technologies, we need to revolutionize the transportation system in which these technologies operate and fix the root causes of inequality.

From Owning to Renting: why Mobility as a Service is the Next Big Thing: Most trips in North America start when someone steps out of their house and into their car. That could change sooner than you think. Public agencies including cities and transit agencies around the country are teaming up with technology companies to help people plan and (eventually) pay for the most efficient, least expensive, most comfortable trip. Industry and community officials from the United States and Europe shed light on the opportunities and challenges of coupling planning and payment options into one app. Will we eventually decide that renting is better than owning? That will be for you to decide.


Karina Ricks

Andrew Salzburg

As Uber’s Transportation and Mobility Policy Manager, Andrew Salzberg focuses on making Uber an integral part of the future of urban transportation through research, partnerships, and policy development. He joined Uber in 2013 and became the Senior Operations Manager for New York City, Uber’s largest market, before joining ... Read More

Stijn Vernaillen

Stijn Vernaillen works for the City of Antwerp on the EU Civitas Portis project. He supports Mobility-as-a-Service providers and mobility providers in launching their offer in the city. As part of the Portis project, Stijn is also setting up an open mobility ecosystem which will be usable for various stakeholders ... Read More

Bibiana McHugh

Bibiana has lead several innovative technology and data initiatives in the agency over the last 20 years. She initiated the collaboration with Google for the first release of Google Transit; initiated the development of the OpenTripPlanner (OTP), an open source multimodal trip planner; and implemented an open GIS platform at ... Read More

Hana Creger

Hana Creger, Environmental Equity Program Manager, works on the development and implementation of policies leading to clean transportation and mobility investments that will benefit low-income communities of color. She was the lead author of the Mobility Equity Framework, a tool to maximize equity outcomes and community engagement in transportation planning ... Read More

Contact Info

Li Alligood, pdo@oregonapa.org