IMPPS Preliminary Program

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

8:30 AM                Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM                Welcome to Washington

9:30 AM                Call to Charge – The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, Member of Congress (D-OR)

9:45 AM                Plenary Session | Setting the Stage: What’s New in Shared-Use Mobility?

Jump-start the conference by learning about the latest trends in shared-use mobility and its impacts on our local communities. Experts in the shared-use mobility field review generational trends (e.g., Baby Boomers, Millennials) that shape the way we travel, give their perspectives on the latest mobility developments, and set the stage for an in-depth analysis of emerging issues.

10:45 AM             Morning Break

11:00 AM             Plenary Session | You Complete Me: Partnering with Public Transit to Complete the Transportation System

Integration of shared-use modes into a local government’s suite of services is integral to putting together a truly multi-modal transportation system. In this session, hear transportation organizations discuss the impact of innovative mobility options on their operations and how they promote and integrate these services to enhance the rider experience. This session will actively address how shared-use operators can fill gaps and extend the reach of current systems.

12:15 PM              Lunch Keynote |  Breaking Down Modal Walls How Utah Transit Authority Has Help Pave a Path to Shared Success…

1:30 PM              Breakout Session 1

Federal Funding & Policies Track

Show Me the Money.” What federal resources are available for shared-use operators, and how can you access these funds?  Want to know how to get Federal transportation funds for your project? This session will show you how. Federal transportation funding makes up a majority of all transportation spending. This session will demystify the process and teach you what you need to know about how to get Federal dollars to help start or expand a program.

Local Policies & Best Practices Track

Innovators are from Mars and the Public Sector is from Venus:   Transportation innovators and public sector agencies often speak different languages. This session dives into what drives innovators versus what drives the public sector. Hear from innovators who have been able to successfully work with the public sector to expand innovation and from local government sources on what they are looking for from innovators. Leave with a better understanding of how each side can get past the “language barrier’ to advance personal mobility without interpreters.

Data, Integration, and New Innovation Track

What Gets Measured Gets Counted:  Data is key to so much. How do we integrate data to ensure the benefits are being properly captured and measured? What are the challenges to collecting good data? Why is it important for shared use mobility providers to share data? These questions and more will  be discussed in this panel as experts share the most recent data on shared-use transportation and highlight the importance of collecting accurate data as a tool to secure public funds, monitor/report benefits (e.g., VMT, emission reductions), and support public policy advocacy.

2:45 PM                 Breakout Sessions 2

Federal Funding & Policies Track 

Doing Business with the Federal Government: While the public sector can help capitalize innovation, the funding comes with limitations and requirements. This session explores some of the perils associated with working with the public sector and receiving public sector funds. Panelists dive into what you need to know before looking at Federal funding as an option

Local Policies & Best Practices Track

Creating “Win-Win:” How Businesses, Developers, Non-Profits, and Governments Can Work Together to Expand Transportation Options  This session investigates how employers, developers, and innovative non-profits and local governments can work together and with transportation entrepreneurs to expand mobility choices and connect the traveling public with job sites and community services.

Data, Integration, and New Innovation Track

From Dumb Wallets to Smart Cards: How Did You Pay for That? We are looking at a more seamless society where paying for things is becoming more integrated and effortless. However, as new fare collection systems emerge, a variety of technological and architectural hurdles exist. This session lays out those difficulties and explores what the public sector can do to help overcome those challenges to connect bikes to busses, cars to commuters and taxis to trains.

4:00 PM                 Afternoon Break 

4:15 PM                 Plenary Session: The Rider Experience – Meeting Rider Demand

This session will examine the current state of the rider experience as panelists discuss whether current transportation systems are meeting the demands and expectations of the general public. Using current data and case studies, panelists will discuss how transportation providers are adjusting service models to respond to changing demographics and rider expectations. How can shared-use providers respond to changing market conditions and fill service gaps in a range of environments (urban to suburban to rural)

6:00 PM                 Capitol Hill Reception — Congressional Visitors Center

Join fellow Summit attendees for an evening reception on Capitol Hill for networking and the opportunity to mingle with Members of Congress and Congressional staff to hear their views on Innovations in Mobility.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

8:30 AM                Breakfast

8:50 AM                Welcome

9:00 AM                Shared Mobility in the Burbs — A look at How New Jersey is Bringing Shared-Use Mobility into the Suburbs — Brian Stolar, Cyndi Steiner

Many U.S. suburbs are experiencing limitations with access to mass transit due to the last mile connections and the inability of riders to reach train and bus stations. This session will explore a plan for Montclair, NJ, a town with six NJ transit train stations, that will provide a variety of alternative transportation options to increase access to public transportation; this plan will serve as a pilot for other NJ municipalities.

9:30 AM                Plenary Session: A Match Made in Heaven?  How Can Local Governments and Shared Use Operators Work Together to Promote Innovative Transportation Modes? As shared-use mobility spreads through communities across the country, local officials are scrambling to react through the establishment of new legal and regulatory frameworks. This panel of local government officials and shared use-mobility providers highlight the challenges and opportunities facing cities and regions as they adapt to the emergence and growth of innovative transportation modes. How are operators and governments confronting the implementation of shared-use mobility systems? How can all parties work together to maximize public benefit?

11:00 AM             Morning Break

11:15 AM             Breakout Sessions 3

Federal Funding & Policies Track

Innovations in Mobility: A Ladder to Opportunity or the New Lexus Lane?  This session explores issues related to expanding innovations to underserved segments of the population, including the elderly, disabled, economically disadvantaged, and rural communities. How can we assure equitable access to emerging innovative modes? What are the hurdles?

Local Policies & Best Practices Track

Meet Me at the Curb – How Local Land Use Policies Impact Mobility Innovations:  Many communities contend with existing land use, parking, or public rights-of-way regulations or are introducing new ones intended to balance public and private interests. What are the status and potential impacts of these local efforts?

Data, Integration, and New Innovation Track

One Stop Shopping for Mobility   Smartphone applications are emerging that aggregate mobility options for “one stop trip planning” and aspire to connect shared-use modes to public transit and integrate payment systems. What are the latest developments in this field?  What are the hurdles (e.g., equity, privacy, competition)? What are the role of the public and private sectors in promoting this new technology?

12:30 PM              Lunch Session: Innovation in Mobility the Evolving World of Transportation – The world of transportation is ever changing. The United States has a transportation policy that has focused on capital expansion. Innovation in Mobility will change the way we think about transportation, from the way corporations act, to the way the public gets around. This keynote speech will explore how innovation in mobility will change everything we thought about transportation and what the public sector needs to do in order to adapt.

Peter Torrellas, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Optym


1:45 PM                 Breakout Sessions 4

Federal Funding & Policies Track

Make Congress Work for You – The Impacts of Federal Transportation Law on Expanding Innovative Mobility Options:  The evolving state of the federal transportation code offers challenges and opportunities to mobility innovators. This expert panel will discuss important issues such as federal funding opportunities, regulatory implementation of MAP-21, and performance metrics. In addition, experts from Capitol Hill summarize the status of the new authorization legislation and its potential impacts

Local Policies & Best Practices Track

Ensuring Public Safety – Grappling with Insurance and Safety Policies Shared-use mobility providers and government officials must balance the growth of new transportation modes with the need to protect the public. Many communities have introduced regulations, ordinances and other policy measures that can either help or hinder shared-use providers. What are the status and potential impacts of these local efforts?

Data, Integration, and New Innovation Track

Fast Forward Future: Technological Innovations and Their Future Impact:  The innovation of yesterday is the reality of today. What’s next? This session will look at what the future holds and what can we do to prepare for the next wave of innovation.

3:00 PM                 Working Sessions: Putting Out the “Call to Action”

These final breakout sessions provide the opportunity for conference participants to break into working groups of interest to use their expertise and information learned from the conference to develop “calls to action” for the shared-use community. Each moderated working group will strive to identify key issues and priorities for the shared-use community. Different groups will explore issues related to federal policies, local policies and advances technology and data collection.

  • TRACK 1: Call to Action – Federal Issues
  • TRACK 2: Call to Action – Local Issues
  • TRACK 3: Call to Action – Technology and Data Collection Issues


4:30 PM                 Closing Session: “Call to Action” Review and Next Steps

Working group moderators report back the results of their breakout sessions and issue their charge to Summit attendees.

*Please note that shared-use mobility sectors (such as carsharing, bikesharing, and ridesharing) will be integrated into sessions in contrast to having separate tracked sessions by mode. The organizers have planned the event in this way to provide opportunities for cross-cutting discussions. Representatives of the wide-range of shared-use mobility sectors will be included throughout the program, as appropriate.