July 2017 Transportation Panel and Showcase
CCA members and their guests gathered at the Millennium Biltmore for our Transportation Summit: Downtown Mobility in the Digital Age to learn from experts on what the future holds for mobility in Downtown L.A. and throughout the region. Ashley Hand of CityFi moderated an engaging discussion with Greg Lindsay, New Cities Foundation; Marcus Welz, Siemens; and Joshua Schank, Metro. The panelists represented views from across industries and institutions, including the public sector, private sector and the intersection of the two. Panelists covered a range of policies and initiatives that will change the mobility landscape in DTLA. Major topics for discussion were the shift away from car ownership toward "mobility as a service" and connected infrastructure, as well as the hurdles public transit needs to overcome to be competitive with driving. Other topics included: congestion pricing and other demand management tools, the importance of policy to support and enable technology, how equity is addressed, and innovations being implemented by Siemens and other businesses at the cutting edge of transportation technology.
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