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Thursday, September 27 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Future of Transportation and Planning: Increasing Accessibility, Reducing Pollution, Connecting Neighborhoods and Improving Health and Safety

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Metropolitan areas throughout the country face issues related to traffic and congestion, connectivity of communities and neighborhoods, and access to affordable and reliable public transit.  For example, some communities do not have pedestrian walkways or bike paths for short trips within or between neighborhoods. Walkable, bikeable, and public transit-accessible communities often lack affordable housing, while areas with higher concentrations of affordable housing many times bear disproportionate burdens of pollution.

To address these issues, the Washington Metro area, and the District of Columbia, in particular, is in the midst of an extreme transportation-system makeover.  This panel will discuss the thoughtful, cooperative and innovative work that is underway, as well as a future vision for a cleaner, more equitable, and more accessible transportation system.  It will explore solutions to reach these goals, including the trend toward transit-based development; providing greater connectivity between neighborhoods; addressing that “last mile” for those that rely on public transit for work or school;  the expansion of walkable and bikeable streets; the future of ride-share; and how to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles on the road today, including through electrification.

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Paul Allen

Senior Vice President, M. J. Bradley & Associates
Paul Allen is a Senior Vice President at M. J. Bradley & Associates.  He has been part of MJB&A’s team since the fall of 2012.  He contributes to the firm’s regulatory policy analysis for the electric and gas industry and to MJB&A’s sustainability practice area.  Paul has... Read More →

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Gilbert Campbell

Founder/Principal, Volt Energy
Gilbert Campbell is one of the co-founders and principals of Volt Energy. Volt Energy is anational renewable energy firm that finances and develops solar projects, electric-vehiclecharging stations and energy storage solutions for commercial, government, educational andnon-profit... Read More →
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Chris Dattaro

Market Manager, Bikes and Scooters, Washington D.C., Lyft
Chris Dattaro is the Market Manager for Lyft's Bikes and Scooters business in Washington D.C. Prior to this role, Chris spent three years as Lyft's Operations Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. In this role, Chris led the strategy and operations for Lyft's driver onboarding, support... Read More →
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Ann Shikany

State & Federal Policy Advocate, Resilient Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Ann Shikany is an infrastructure-investment expert and advocate, having spent her career working to enhance transportation and clean energy investments at federal, state, and local levels. Before joining NRDC in 2018, Shikany served in the Portland Bureau of Transportation in Oregon... Read More →
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Amanda Stout

Deputy Chief of Staff, District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
Amanda Stout is the Deputy Chief of Staff for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), after having served as DDOT’s Special Assistant for Economic Development in the Office of the Director. In these roles, she serves as the Department’s point person on a portfolio of... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Pepco Edison Place Gallery 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20068