Transportation is at a historical turning point. Thanks to dramatic technology advancements, the traveling public has a plethora of new options, the industry is full of new players, and traditional institutions are being forced to rethink their roles. As policymakers and public agencies grapple with these changes, places around the country are designing partnerships, regulations and investments to continue to facilitate the convergence of transportation and technology.
The Eno Center for Transportation is at the forefront of this national dialogue of developing appropriate public policy responses to these changes, and highlighting best practices both domestically and abroad. Building off Eno’s 2016 Convergence, Capital Convergence 2017 will focus on specific examples from metropolitan Washington and across the country. After all, Washington was one of the first places in the country to authorize ride-hailing apps, clear the way legally for autonomous vehicles, permit car-sharing services, deploy dynamic tolling and pricing projects, and launch a high-tech bike-share system.
Event highlights will include transportation technology demonstrations, an exciting keynote address, and a networking reception.
The conference, which is a part of Eno’s larger Digital Cities research and policy platform, brings together decision makers, government leaders, industry experts, academics, implementers, and visionaries to share their experiences with the convergence of transportation technology and public policy at the local, state and federal levels.