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Webinar: Ridesharing, Technology, and TDM in Campus Transportation: Lessons for Statewide and Metropolitan Planning

Several university campus transportation departments have been notably successful at reducing traffic and parking demand by using new ridesharing and transportation demand management (TDM) technologies and supportive polices to maximize the use of alternatives to driving alone.

Drawing conclusions from case studies of the experience of six leading university campuses, a recently released FHWA report, developed by Volpe, identifies innovative practices that universities have used to reduce auto traffic and parking at congested university campuses, and discusses how those practices may be applied in more complex regional or municipal transportation planning contexts.

In this webinar, the FHWA Office of Planning, Volpe, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will present an overview of research findings by the research team and highlights from the MIT case study on their experience with incorporating ridesharing technology and innovative TDM practices.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with transportation planning practitioners about how these methods can be or are being applied in other regional and municipal contexts.

Presenters

  • Bill Lyons and Kevin McCoy, U.S. DOT, Volpe
  • Larry Brutti and John Attanucci, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Panelists

  • Paul Minnett, Ridesharing Institute
  • Barbara Laurenson, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Alex Krieg, Puget Sound Regional Council

The presentations and panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session, live and through a chat pod. If you have any questions about this topic, webinar, or about the broader FHWA ridesharing and TDM research series, please contact Lorrie Lau at lorrie.lau@dot.gov or 415-265-2589.

a map showing the approximate times it would take you to walk across the MIT campus
A walking distance map of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Due in large part to changes in parking policies and incentive programs, MIT has been successful in shifting the travel patterns of campus users from single-occupant-vehicle auto commuting to ridesharing, transit, and nonmotorized transportation modes. (MIT image)

Webinar Logistics

Register in advance for this webinar at https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/dot/fhwa/WC/Lists/Seminars/DispForm.aspx?ID=1025.

If this is your first time registering for an FHWA webinar, you will need to establish an account in advance. Requests for new accounts are typically filled within one business day. Same-day registration cannot be guaranteed for new users.

Users who have already set up an account should be able to register at any time, including on the day of the event. However, anyone interested in attending the event is encouraged to register in advance to reserve a spot. The event is limited to 500 participants.

Top-right image: The University of Washington’s student ID card, the Husky Card, is integrated with the U-Pass program, which provides benefits, subsidies, and programs designed to incentivize people to choose options other than driving alone. (University of Washington photo)