DATE: March 22, 2021
EVENT OVERVIEW: This webinar is the first in a two-part series exploring the challenges and opportunities facing public transit. UC ITS experts will review the challenges facing public transit operators leading up to and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, including changes in ridership, deepening fiscal issues, and growing social challenges related to homelessness, sexual harassment, and safety. The webinar will conclude with insights of a recent scenario planning exercise exploring how to build public transit back better in light of these many challenges.
MODERATOR: Stephen Wong - Research and Development Engineer, UC Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center
Susan Shaheen - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris - Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning; UCLA
Jacob Wasserman - Research Project Manager, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
Report: Falling Transit Ridership: California and Southern California
Report: Homelessness in Transit Environments Volume I: Findings from a Survey of Public Transit Operators
Policy Brief: What Can Be Done About Falling Transit Ridership in the Bay Area?
Policy Brief: The Bay Area is Losing Transit Ridership — But Transit Commuting is Growing
Report: Future of Public Transit and Shared Mobility: Scenario Planning for COVID-19 Recovery
Report and Policy Brief: Public Transit Safety Among University Students
Report: Crime and Harassment on Public Transportation: A Survey of SJSU Students Set in International Context
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