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TRB Webinar: Catching Up on Low-speed Automated Vehicles in Public Transit

June 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Interest in driverless vehicles, including low-speed automated vehicles (LSAVs), continues to expand globally and in the United States. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will explore the expansion of LSAVs. Presenters will discuss mobility opportunities of LSAVs and explain how the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has affected their deployment. They will also highlight a case study from a campus pilot in Arlington, Texas.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 220: Low-Speed Automated Vehicles (LSAVs) in Public Transportation. For additional resources, see TRB’s blog New Mobility Services Combined with Transit Show Potential to Further Accessibility, Efficiency, Equity, Safety, and Sustainability.

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. Where are we with LSAVs in shared mobility before and during COVID-19? Kelley Coyner, Mobility e3, LLC & Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University
  2. Where are we heading regarding vehicle types, use cases, and operating environments? Shane Blackmer, Stantec
  3. How do we meet safety, access, accessibility, and mobility objectives? John Good, formerly with Mobility e3, LLC
  4. How are transit agencies advancing AV deployment? Bernie Schmidt, Jacksonville Transit Authority
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Paul Lewis, Eno Center for Transportation

The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Identify trends in vehicles, regulations, and deployments of LSAVs in public and private transit
  2. Discuss how transit agencies and communities can plan scalable pilots for LSAVs

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits.

If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact AICP.

Registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

Continuing Legal Education Credits

TRB is offering 2 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for this workshop from the state board, so we advise that you contact your state board prior to registering for the webinar to see if credits would be accepted. Registered webinar attendees who sign in and view the entire webinar will receive a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to their board. Complete a certificate for each state in which you are required to file. Rules for CLE in some states require the provider to file attendance with the regulator as a service to lawyers. Please confirm jurisdictional reporting requirements with the state regulator. This certificate should be filed with the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity. Introductory remarks, keynote addresses, business meetings, breaks, receptions, etc., are not included in the computation of credit. TRB will retain a copy of your attendance; however, TRB is not required to submit attendance to the board.

View our FAQs about webinars.

Registration questions? Contact Elaine Ferrell.


June 8, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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