Urbānitūs Roundtable Series – Episode #2 – The Future of Transit in Austin – October 12th, 2020

LIVE Roundtable discussion moderated by Joseph Kopser, former transport start-up CEO, author, and executive in residence at McCombs School of Business.

The key to upward mobility socially and economically is horizontal mobility to work, education and opportunity — in a word transit. As a pandemic reshuffles transportation in the short term and technology disrupts mobility in the longer term, Austin is getting ready to vote on a multi-year, $10 billion-plus light rail plan Nov. 3.

To examine not only Austin’s “Project Connect” but the larger issues of the fast-changing mobility – from driverless vehicles to ubiquitous scooters in cities around the world – moderator Joseph Kopser was joined by a group of authors and thinkers on these topics for the second episode in the Urbānitūs Roundtable Series.

Dr. Kara Kockelman – Professor of Transportation Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and published author

Jose Valera – Head of Operations at Riders Share, the leading online marketplace for motorcycle rentals

Katie Sihler – Senior Director at Cubic Transportation Systems

Operations: Robert Brehm – Associate Editor at Urbānitūs

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