Proactive Planning for Driverless/Shared Mobility
You'll learn about:
- Overarching regulatory components related to safety, technology, privacy, cybersecurity, and insurance
- Ethical, equity, liability, and public trust issues related to autonomous vehicles and supporting infrastructure
- Common pilot program agreements between providers (like Uber) and cities, and how to negotiate key elements related to data, liability, infrastructure financing, and integrating driverless into larger mobility programming
- How to identify the iterative steps applicable to their community in moving from 100-percent driver to driverless mobility, including pilot zones, routes, loops, and dedicated lanes
Embracing the perfect “innovation storm” hitting the transportation sector, this session provides an overview of new transportation technologies and a synopsis of the interlinking legal, regulatory, and planning considerations associated with a shift from driver to driverless and shared mobility. You'll gain a "best practices" overview of federal and state regulations, learn critical policy and legal issues (safety, privacy, liability, and equitable access), and explore valuable insights into phased planning for smart transportation technologies, including infrastructure build-out and potential modifications to regional and local planning documents and zoning codes.
Explore how to create an effective program and mobility policy that works with existing transportation infrastructure and promotes efficient spending of public dollars. And discuss how planners can harness the benefits of driverless and shared mobility technology to meet larger mobility goals, especially for the senior disabled and low income communities.
Invited SpeakerLisa Nisenson has 20 years of experience in sustainable city design and helping cities adopt innovation. She is founder of GreaterPlaces, an award-winning tech startup aggregating all aspects of city and transportation design in one site and a cohort company in the Smart City Works accelerator. She is also an advisor to Alta Planning + Design on new mobility. She holds leadership positions in the American Planning Association (APA’s Sustainable Communities Division & Smart City Task Force). Previously she was a planner for Sarasota County Florida and a policy analyst in the US EPA’s Smart Growth office. She is a graduate of Meredith College and Harvard University.
Confirmed SpeakerGregory Rodriguez is based in Washington, D.C. and uses his unique experience having worked on Capitol Hill and as in-house counsel for a transportation planning agency to provide legal and regulatory guidance to clients. Greg’s practice includes providing information, policy insight and legal assistance on the regulation and incorporation of emerging transportation technologies into our transportation network, including carsharing, autonomous vehicles, and drones. Greg regularly writes and speaks on policy and legal issues involving technology and innovation. Greg participates in national webinars and speaks at conferences hosted by organizations including the New Partners for Smart Growth, American Public Transportation Association, and the Maryland Association of Counties on smart planning for projects around carsharing and driverless and connected vehicles. Greg previously served as in-house counsel for the San Diego Association of Governments, where he worked on the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project. Before attending law school at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, Greg was a staff member for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C., where he provided legislative support for issues related to the environment, energy and water.