Meeting of Transportation Professionals and Technologists
Register Now for TransportationCamp Los Angeles 2015
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
$25 at Eventbrite
More Info: UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
2015 is an exciting time for
transportation innovation in Los Angeles. We have a rapidly-expanding
frequent transit and bicycle network. Technological innovation has
already brought us reliable point-to-point mobility for passengers, real-time
transit arrival and traffic incident information, and even “feeding the
meter” from a phone.
We see more promise on the horizon as
local governments in the Los Angeles area continue to innovate
mobility. The City of Los Angeles and Google currently share traffic
information, and Google’s Waze recently announced a pilot program to allow
app users to ride with each other. Cities and Metro will soon launch
bikeshare on the westside and in downtown, which promises to augment the
transit network and and encourage more people to try our expanding bicycle
network. The City of Los Angeles’s Taxicab Commission is restructuring
regulations to enable innovation in a long-stagnant industry.
We also have innovative plans that seek
to make the transportation system safer and more reliable for those who
aren’t in the driver’s seat while striving to lessen the impacts that traffic
congestion, auto-dependence, and emissions have on public health and quality
of life for all Los Angelenos.
the focus of transportation innovation is often on technology, it’s people
who are envisioning, developing and implementing this technology. TransportationCamp brings
together thinkers and doers from the intersection of transportation and
technology: transportation professionals, technologists, and
enthusiasts. As an unconference, the session topics and activities are
proposed by the attendees; every attendee is a participant in shaping and
leading the event.
to TransportationCamp Los Angeles 2015 if
you’re a technologist who aspires to analyze and visualize public open data
or build apps that connect people with mobility options. Come if you’re
a transportation professional with a thorough awareness of the multimodal
transportation system’s shortcomings and a desire to work collaboratively and
creatively to improve it.
We can be low-tech while embracing
high-tech. Technologists and transportation professionals have been
tweeting at each other, but it’s also important for people to come together
in the same room to explore creative new approaches to addressing Los
Angeles’s transportation issues.