Urbanism Next
University of OregonUniversity of Oregon

The Role of Transit in an Automated Future

March 6, 2018 8:30 AM
10:00 am

1.5 CM / LU Pending

One thing we can all agree on is that zero—or single-occupant vehicles—even with AV technology—are a bad thing. They cause congestion, eat up energy, exacerbate sprawl, and emit more carbon per passenger mile. The best of AV technology is in shared vehicles and a new generation of transit options—AVs used on dedicated lanes or in car-free districts with multiple passengers as an inherent option. This session explores leveraging the AV technology in transit systems. One such application could be in the form of Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART), which would use the technology in small express buses and minivans traveling in dedicated lanes or auto-free zones. The session will also explore other autonomous public transport systems.

Michelle Poyourow
Senior Associate
Jarrett Walker & Associates
Lorna Parkins
AICP, Vice President, Transportation Planning
Michael Baker International
Ron Milam
AICP, PTP, Director of Advancing the Status Quo
Fehr & Peers

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Urban Land Institute Northwest 2018
ASLA Oregon 2018
American Planning Association 2018
Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association 2018
AIA Portland 2018
Regional & Urban Design: An AIA Knowledge Community 2018

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