New Mobility Symposium / Symposium sur la nouvelle mobilité

New Mobility Symposium / Symposium sur la nouvelle mobilité
On June 13th, 2018, the CUTA New Mobility Symposium in Vancouver will host mobility leaders and professionals from across North America and the world to discuss the latest in urban mobility and TNC’s.

***Online registrations are now closed. Please register on site at the reception of the hotel. / Les inscriptions en ligne sont désormais fermées. Veuillez vous inscrire sur place à la réception de l'hôtel.***

Le Symposium sur la nouvelle mobilité de l’ACTU se tiendra le 13 juin 2018. Des leaders et des spécialistes de la mobilité d’Amérique du Nord et dans le monde se réuniront à Vancouver pour discuter des derniers arrivants dans le domaine de la mobilité urbaine et des SRT.

Vancouver, BC CANADA



Wednesday, 13 June 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
7:30 AM

Kevin Desmond, CEO TransLink
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM


Transit systems partnering with TNCs are described either as a universal solution, or transit-killing competition. We examine the realities with a number of systems who have partnered with, or who have been impacted by TNCs in their city.


Andrew Salzberg

As Uber’s Head of Transportation Policy and Research, Andrew 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 global market, before joining the global policy team. Prior to joining Uber, Andrew worked at the World Bank supporting public transportation investment projects in East Asia. He holds a bachelor of civil engineering degree from McGill University and Master in Urban Planning degree from Harvard University.

Lyndsay Mitchell

Lyndsay Mitchell serves as the Comprehensive Planning Manager for the City of Arlington's Community Development and Planning Department. Lyndsay and her team cover issues related to comprehensive planning, economic development, transportation, capital budgeting, neighborhood planning, and urban design. Arlington, TX is a city of 400,000 people that has no conventional transit system, and relies entirely on ride hailing for its public transportation.

Jon Walker

Jon Walker is a Transportation Policy Manager for Lyft. Externally, Jon works closely with public and private transportation stakeholders. Jon is particularly focused on advanced city design, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles and how these three elements together can remake our cities.
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM


Traffic congestion? Changes in transit usage? Parking issues? With all the rhetoric, what are the facts? We hear from researchers and industry experts who have done the digging to find out what the data tells us about TNCs.


Jeffrey Tumlin

Jeffrey Tumlin has worked at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates for more than twenty years and has led award-winning plans in cities from Seattle and Vancouver to Moscow and Abu Dhabi. During 2016-17, Jeff was the interim director of Oakland's first Department of Transportation. Jeff will bring his unique perspective on the benefits and pitfalls of working with TNCs from the municipal point of view.

Bruce Schaller

Bruce Schaller is a former senior official in the New York City Department of Transportation and was recognized by the New York media as "one of New York's foremost transportation experts. He will bring some surprising data on the impact ride hailing had on subway ridership and traffic congestion in NYC and other major U.S. cities.

Sharon Feigon

Sharon Feigon is a founder and the executive director of the Shared-Use Mobility Center, a national nonprofit organization working to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all. As executive director, Sharon oversees SUMC's work to conduct innovative research around the impacts of shared mobility, develop pilot projects to test shared mobility strategies, and provide advice and technical assistance to cities and regions.
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
10:30 AM

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
12:15 PM


The challenge of finding the new role for Transit in the urban mobility mix goes far beyond TNCs. With mobility as a service, transit can form the backbone for a variety of services. We hear from leaders in this field as to how they have implemented those systems, and what the benefits are.


Reinhard Birke

Reinhard Birke unveiled to city leaders in Vienna the results of months of testing of their SMILE integrated mobility project. The results were outstanding, with 75% of residents surveyed indicating their approval. SMILE is an integrated mobility platform that allows residents flexibility and on-demand service for multiple modes of travel on one convenient bill. Come and hear about their success that is now being duplicated across Europe

Sampo Hietanen

Sampo Hietanen, of MAAS Global in Finland is a world leader in mobility as a service solutions (MaaS). A globally in-demand speaker on this revolution in urban mobility, Sampo will be sharing success stories from their successful roll-out in Helsinki.

Dr. George Hazel

George Hazel, of MAAS Scotland is a transportation industry veteran who is bringing mobility as a service to Scotland for the first time. A program combining the efforts of over 50 organizations into a seamless customer experience, Dr. Hazel will share with us the successes and potential pitfalls of a MaaS solution.
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
1:15 PM

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM


The New Mobility space is changing extremely quickly, with new technologies coming online almost daily. Come and hear some of the latest innovations in how people travel - and connect to travel - in an urban environment.


Sandra Phillips

Sandra Phillips is the CEO of movmi, movmi is an award winning boutique agency specialised in Shared Mobility Architecture: the planning, implementation and launch of new mobility services, such as carsharing or bikesharing. As the only provider in Canada of end-to-end service for shared mobility projects, they work with partners who bring bike sharing, car sharing, and other integrated transportation solutions into a seamless whole.

Selena McLachlan

Selena McLachlan Is the Director of Business Development & Marketing for Modo; the region's first and only member-owned carsharing co-operative. For the past 21-years, Modo has worked collaboratively with municipalities, developers, businesses - and more recently, transit authorities - to improve the livability of our cities. Selena is also the Vice-Chair for the CSA (Carsharing Association), the only global association dedicated exclusively to the carsharing sector.

Peter Soutter

Peter founded Good Travel Software GTS and has grown the company from an idea to a leading provider of micro-transit technologies that is now powering some of the world’s largest mobility players. GTS’s most recent innovation is a Dynamic Shuttle Platform that functions like on-demand e-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. Instead of fixed stops, passengers are grouped together by travel time and destination. Passengers hail shuttles through the mobile app. The shuttle software’s AI capabilities dynamically route drivers to perform efficient pick-ups and drop-offs. The technology is designed to target the last mile problems faced by many municipalities as well as the inefficient use of shuttles on corporate and college campuses.
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
3:15 PM

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
5:00 PM

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