Public and Private Industry Experts Share Insights on Strategies to Develop a New Transportation Vision
San Diego County CA— SANDAG is hosting a series of five, 45-minute webinars to discuss the 5 Big Moves. These strategies set the framework for a bold new transportation vision for San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan, which will enhance connectivity, increase safety and sustainability, and improve quality of life.
The 2021 Regional Plan will synchronize the 5 Big Moves – Complete Corridors, Transit Leap, Mobility Hubs, Flexible Fleets, and Next OS – to deliver an integrated, world class transportation system.
The next webinar will focus on the Transit Leap and will take place on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 12 p.m. PDT.
The Transit Leap webinar will explore how a variety of transit services, from high-speed transit to autonomous buses, can work together to provide fast, reliable, personalized, and efficient transit choices.
Industry expert guest speakers will discuss how private and public sectors are embracing innovations across the world to improve the movement of people and goods.
Transit Leap webinar guest speakers include:
- Katie Chalmers, Service Planning Supervisor, King County Metro
- Ben Porritt, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Virgin Trains
With more than 13 years of experience in the transit industry, Katie oversees more than 200 bus routes and works closely with communities to improve service and deploy more flexible mobility services where fixed-route service is not a good fit.
Ben oversees government relations, communications, and culture at Virgin Trains. Previously, Ben served as a partner of Outside Eyes, a communications strategy agency, and served on three presidential campaigns including 2012, 2008, and 2004.
Upcoming 5 Big Moves Webinars
Mobility Hubs Webinar: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 12 p.m. PDT
- Join us to discover how Mobility Hubs enhance the movement of people and goods when different modes of travel – walking, biking, transit, and shared mobility – and supporting amenities converge in the heart of communities.
- Flexible Fleets Webinar: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 12 p.m. PDT
Explore how Flexible Fleets can build upon the popularity and success of shared, on-demand services like rideshare, ridehailing, microtransit, bikeshare, scooters, and delivery vehicles. These fleets provide personalized and convenient travel options through shared vehicles available 24/7 for different types of trips, which can reduce the need to own a car.
- Next OS Webinar: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 12 p.m. PDT
Join us to learn about the Next Operating System (OS), a digital platform that functions as the brain of the entire transportation system to connect smart infrastructure and different modes of transportation – passenger vehicles, buses, ride-sharing, delivery trucks, autonomous vehicles, bikes and scooters, and more. The Next OS will turn data into real-time actionable information for transportation operators and travelers.
Recent 5 Big Moves Webinars:
- Complete Corridors Webinar: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 12 p.m. PDT
Take a deep dive into Complete Corridors with industry experts Ben Sumers from McKinsey & Company and Jonathon Hart from CDM Smith as they share the features and anticipated benefits of a Complete Corridor network. You’ll also learn how shifts in transportation planning goals can consider more flexible solutions, cross agency coordination, and future opportunities.Webinar Materials:
Register for webinars at SDForward.com/webinars.
For more information about the 2021 Regional Plan and 5 Big Moves to deliver a bold new transportation vision, please visit SDForward.com/vision.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, council members, and supervisors from each of the region’s 18 cities and the county government.